Jarvis lifts the Roof in Africa

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Sport -

Brit Gra­ham Jarvis has rounded off a stel­lar 2016 sea­son by tak­ing vic­tory in the fi­nal hard en­duro race of the sea­son. Win­ning the Roof of Africa from Spa­niard Al­fredo Gomez, Jarvis has rounded out a year that has also seen him take Erzber­grodeo and Red Bull Ro­ma­ni­acs wins.

Tak­ing the lead over his KTM ri­val dur­ing the time trial stage, Jarvis was able to sit com­fort­ably be­hind Gomez on the fi­nal day to se­cure the win. How­ever, de­spite set­ting up for the vic­tory in style, the Rockstar En­ergy Husq­varna rider ad­mit­ted after­wards that ter­rain had made for a hard race across the tiny coun­try of Le­sotho.

“To end the sea­son with an­other win is great. This year the Roof was dif­fer­ent to any other year I’ve raced it. It was just so dif­fi­cult to get a gap on any­body so I ended up rid­ing most of the race with Gomez. I guess that was a good thing for both of us, as we were help­ing each other in our nav­i­ga­tion. I knew I couldn’t get a gap on Al­fredo so I pre­pared my­self for a sprint fin­ish to­wards the end, mak­ing sure I had the en­ergy at the end to go for it.

“We had a great set-up through­out the week­end and my Husq­varna worked per­fectly de­spite the heat. The ter­rain is al­ways loose at the Roof and lacks grip, so it’s al­ways a dif­fi­cult race to win. It’s been a fan­tas­tic sea­son for me.”

2016 has been a year to re­mem­ber for Jarvis and Husq­varna

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