Graham Jarvis wins 2017 Red Bull Romaniacs

Hard enduro rider Graham Jarvis eases to sixth victory in Romania from Roman and Bolton

Graham Jarvis on the top step of the podium after the 2017 Red Bull Romaniacs.

Graham Jarvis of Great Britain (1st), Mario Roman of Spain (2nd) and Paul Bolton of Great Britain (3rd) celebrate on the podium at the Red Bull Romaniacs in Sibiu, Romania on July 29, 2017. — Mihai Stetcu photo/Red Bull Content Pool

Britain’s Graham Jarvis finished fifth on the fourth and final Red Bull Romaniacs day to secure his sixth title in Romania.

German Manuel Lettenbichler was Saturday’s best rider on the notoriously tough Hard Enduro course, however Spaniard Mario Roman and Briton Paul Bolton could not bridge the gap enough to deny Jarvis the overall win.

Roman ended the day in seventh to confirm his second place on the podium, while Bolton finished second to ensure he completed this year’s edition in third spot.

Husqvarna Motorcycles’ Jarvis was first on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to take a healthy 26 minute and 38 second lead over Roman into the final day’s action.

The 42-year-old did not push as hard on Saturday, however he still managed to finish nine minutes and 57 seconds behind emerging force Lettenbichler with Roman just over 18 minutes behind the KTM rider.

“It’s an incredible feeling to win Romaniacs for the sixth time,” said Jarvis. “This time it’s been a battle of survival and I was really happy to get to the finish. On the last day I did my best to stay focused on the track. I was tired so I decided to play it safe and ride my bike to the finish. It’s been a huge team effort to get this winning result.”

Final standings

  1. Graham Jarvis GBR 32 hours 33 minutes 26 seconds
  2. Mario Roman ESP +00:34:44
  3. Paul Bolton GBR +00:50:53
  4. Manuel Lettenbichler GER +01:01:35
  5. Travis Teasdale RSA 02:05:27

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