2013 Red Bull Romaniacs Results
Graham Jarvis did it once again. The Husaberg rider completely dominated this year’s Red Bull Romaniacs in Sibiu, Romania, at one point holding a 26-minute lead over the group.
A week later, Jarvis took the overall win ahead of fellow Husaberg Extreme Racing rider Alfredo Gomez and Husqvarna’s Andreas Lettenbichler.
This was Jarvis’ fourth Red Bull Romaniacs victory, making him the most successful rider in the history of the race.
Graham Jarvis says: “It’s feels incredible to have won the Red Bull Romaniacs for the fourth time. With such a strong line up of riders entered I knew the battle for the win would be tough.
“But after taking an early lead on day one I was able to put myself into a perfect position to win the race. Crossing the finish line as the winner was an amazing feeling.”
After a fifth place result on the Prologue, Jarvis began day one in a determined mood. Starting day one of four in fifth position, Jarvis quickly carved his way to the front of the field.
With the event organizers setting out an incredibly difficult and technical course to follow, the Husaberg rider reveled in the conditions. Finding the terrain exactly to his liking, Jarvis pushed hard to end his day with a healthy lead.
Graham Jarvis says: “Day one was probably the most important result of the week for me. Between the hot weather and the hard trails it was a really tough ride. I kept pushing all day and managed to make very few mistakes. I think that helped set me up for the rest of the week.”
Despite gaining a 15-minute time penalty on day two due to a faulty GPS navigation system, Jarvis fought back on day three to extend his lead by taking the win. Knowing that the victory was almost his, the Brit continued to control the race from the front of the field. Topping the standings for the third time on day four, Jarvis crossed the finish line as the winner of the Red Bull Romaniacs.
Graham Jarvis says: “I was disappointed to have got a 15-minute penalty on day two. My GPS system was programmed wrong and I missed a couple of waypoints. Even though I had a big lead I knew I couldn’t afford any more mistakes like that again. I rode hard on day three and was able to gain some time back.
“Throughout day four I kept an eye on the times and after the final service check I knew the race was mine. It felt great to stand on the top step of the podium for the fourth time. I’m really happy with how everything has gone.”
2013 Red Bull Romaniacs Results:
1. Graham Jarvis (Husaberg) 23:46:55
2. Alfredo Gomez (Husaberg) 24:32:21
3. Andreas Lettenbichler (Husqvarna) 24:46:57
4. Jonny Walker (KTM) 24:50:46
5. Paul Bolton (KTM) 26:01:54