GRAHAM JARVIS WINS RED BULL ROMANIACS FOR THE SEVENTH TIME!

Graham Jarvis: After last year’s knee injury I wasn’t sure how well I’d come back and if I’d be competitive again. It’s been a full year’s work, but I’ve done it. Not just getting back on the podium, but the top step too. Jarvis Racing Team is a full privateer effort, the guys around me are doing it because they love Hard Enduro as much as I do, so this win is for them as much as it is mine!”

 

Jarvis Racing Team’s Graham Jarvis has won round five of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship at Red Bull Romaniacs. While securing his first victory of the season, Jarvis further cemented his status as a Hard Enduro legend by making it a historic seventh win at the infamous ‘world’s toughest Hard Enduro Rallye’.

Graham was joined on the podium by Team Bulgaria powered by ECONT’s Teodor Kabakchiev in second. Finishing third overall, Sherco Factory Racing’s Mario Roman retakes the points lead in the championship. The fourth and final Offroad Day at Red Bull Romaniacs was won by Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler.

In what was a stellar week for the Jarvis Racing Team privateer, Graham arrived at the final Off-road Day knowing that he had a comfortable lead over Teodor Kabakchiev in second. Later admitting to feeling fatigued, the 47-year-old played his cards just right. Finding a comfortable, but competitive pace, he quietly went about his business.

Tedor Kabakchiev: “To get my first Red Bull Romaniacs podium is something special for sure. I’ve followed this race and these Hard Enduro legends since I was a kid, so being on the podium is amazing.”

 

Ticking off checkpoint after checkpoint without trouble, he moved himself closer to that elusive seventh win. Arriving at the finishing arena in Gusterita with time to spare, he calmly scaled the infamous final climb to cross the finish line as the overall winner. One year since he exited the race with a badly injured knee, Graham has firmly put that memory behind him. He also proves himself as a serious contender in this year’s championship fight.

Mario Roman: “I’m super happy with third overall and finishing on the podium. Today was probably the hardest day of the week, the uphill sections just kept coming one after the other. All week my pace was pretty solid, but hats off to Teodor he was riding well. And Graham, well he’s just as amazing as ever.”

 

Results: Round 5, Red Bull Romaniacs

Offroad Day 4

1. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) 4:20:46; 2. Mario Roman (Sherco) 4:22:56; 3. Teodor Kabakchiev (KTM) 4:24:03; 4. Trystan Hart (KTM) 4:24:26; 5. Graham Jarvis (Husqvarna) 4:31:15; 6. Michael Walkner (GASGAS) 4:41:33; 7. Matthew Green (KTM) 5:22:10; 8. Dominik Olszowy (GASGAS) 5:23:26; 9. Suff Sella (KTM) 5:30:38; 10. David Cyprian (KTM) 5:42:59…

Provisional Final Classification

1. Graham Jarvis (Husqvarna) 21:05:40; 2. Teodor Kabakchiev (KTM) 21:14:12; 3. Mario Roman (Sherco) 21:19:06; 4. Trystan Hart (KTM) 21:38:39; 5. Michael Walkner (GASGAS) 21:44:10; 6. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) 22:58:06; 7. Matthew Green (KTM) 24:09:18; 8. David Cyprian (KTM) 24:47:43; 9. Suff Sella (KTM) 25:59:49; 10. Rigor Rico (KTM) 28:03:02…

Championship Standings (After round 5)

1. Mario Roman (Sherco) 73pts; 2. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) 70pts; 3. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 62pts; 4. Graham Jarvis (Husqvarna) 60pts; 5. Teodor Kabakchiev (KTM) 52pts…

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