Putting in a dominant race-long performance in the mountains around Sibiu, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Graham Jarvis has secured a record sixth career victory at the 14th edition of the Red Bull Romaniacs. Enjoying a strong week of racing in Romania, his young teammate Billy Bolt reached the finish in sixth overall.
With only victory in his mind, Jarvis got off to a great start by securing a strong fourth place result in the short Sibiu city Prologue. With the race entering its hardest part right after the start of the first offroad day, the TE 300 mounted rider was able to show more of his extreme enduro prowess.
Successfully battling his way through a long and challenging day of extreme enduro racing, Jarvis topped the opening day in the mountains to open up a gap of 10 minutes over his closest rival.
Continuing his strong run of form by winning days two and three, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider entered the final day of racing with a 26-minute advantage at the top of the provisional overall standings.
Putting in a cautious ride to earn fifth on day four, he eased his way to the finish line and into the record books as a six-time Romaniacs champion.
“It’s an incredible feeling to win Romaniacs for the sixth time. When I started racing the event almost ten years ago I couldn’t even dream of winning it six times. It’s a fantastic race that has been growing and growing over the last few years. This time it’s been a battle of survival and I was really happy to get to the finish. Day one was pretty tough and it seemed to go on forever. It was difficult to navigate as well. Day two was a bit of an easier one and not so technical. Jonny Walker caught me but after the service point I managed to pull a gap. Overall, it was a good day for me. We knew day three was going to be tough. There was a lot of pushing before the service point and that was the hardest bit. It was a very long day and the tiredness kept building. 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.”