JARVIS GETS FIFTH WIN AT HELL’S GATE
Graham Jarvis continues to be the man to beat when it comes to extreme off-road racing, as the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory rider added a fifth Hell’s Gate victory to his extensive résumé in February. Not only did Jarvis win the three-hour final, but he also won morning qualifying, which was somewhat of a surprise for him, since he normally excels in the longer races.
Dirt Rider called Jarvis two days after his big win, and he told us, “Hell’s Gate is probably the toughest one-day event of all of the extreme races, just because of the long hours on the bike. There is a morning qualifying session and then a three-hour final in the afternoon.
“The qualifying now has a lot of man-made obstacles, like rock piles and wooden ramps, which are close to the paddocks to give the spectators better access. I’m not much of a fan of the manmade obstacles, but that’s how the sport is going these days, so it was a surprise to win the morning session.”
Graham Jarvis looks for lines as he navigates a rock field en route to the win at this year’s Hell’s Gate.