News 3 Jun 2019

Jarvis earns record-equalling fifth Erzbergrodeo triumph

Lettenbichler and Roman complete the podium in Austria.

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Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Graham Jarvis has earned a record-equalling fifth triumph at the Erzbergrodeo Hare Scramble in Austria, marking round three of the 2019 World Enduro Super Series (WESS).

Victorious 12 months ago, Jarvis successfully defended his crown, completing the gruelling 35.2-kilometre course in a time of two hours and 27 minutes to collect an amazing victory.

The British ace believes the weekend’s win sits as the most important of his career, silencing doubters as he rode commandingly to P1 at 44 years of age.

“This feels amazing,” Jarvis stated. “I think this could be the most important Erzberg victory of my career. A lot of people were talking about my age, and at 44 I did have some doubts about my fitness for the full race. But I just kept my focus and kept pushing.

“I knew I would have work to do from the start, but the faster sections of the race, early on, never really suit me. Once I got to Carl’s Dinner, I started to make up time. It was different to when I walked it, and I was feeling it physically, but it went really well.

“I managed to lead going into Green Hell, but it was close there with Manni. I just had to keep pushing after that. It’s amazing to be a five-time Erzberg winner.”

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler and Sherco Factory Racing’s Mario Roman completed the podium, while the top five was rounded out by Alfredo Gomez (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing) Wade Young (Sherco Factory Racing). The WESS now heads to Spain for the Hixpania Hard Enduro on 21-23 June.