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JARVIS WINS 2015 ROOF OF AFRICA

EXTREME ENDURO STAR JARVIS SECURES YEAR-ENDING VICTORY

Bringing his 2015 Extreme Enduro season to a victorious shut Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Graham Jarvis has won the Roof of Africa, ending the three-day event ahead of Wade Young and Brett Swanepoel.

Making a conservative begin to the race held within the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho, Jarvis positioned sixth on the finish of the opening day’s competition – the Round The Houses time trial. Knowing that two lengthy, powerful days of competitors lay ahead Jarvis was very a lot making a tactical bid for total victory.

Day two was all about placing himself in a powerful place in readiness for the third and final day’s competition. Placing second on the day to maneuver as much as fourth overall, Jarvis caught up with day one winner Wade Young but pushed no tougher than he wanted to.

As anticipated the third and remaining day proved decisive. Starting one-minute behind then race chief Wade Young, Graham took his time to reel in these forward of him earlier than placing because the occasion reached its hardest sections. Moving firstly into the race lead Jarvis steadily prolonged his benefit, opening up a 20-minute lead because the day neared its shut.

In biding his time through the first two days of competition Jarvis as soon as once more confirmed his superiority through the remaining day of racing, incomes a nicely-deserved 2015 Roof of Africa victory.

Graham Jarvis: “It feels nice to get the win on the Roof of Africa. It’s an unbelievable occasion, and this yr was as powerful as ever. I’ve realized lot through the years and I know I’m not as fast because the youthful riders on the quicker sections, so this 12 months it was all about taking my time and ready for the extra technical sections. The first two days had been actually about placing myself in the correct place for the ultimate day. At the beginning of the ultimate day I determined to remain behind the blokes forward of me at first. I allow them to do among the navigating, and saved some vitality. Last 12 months I ran out of vitality, so I did not need to make that mistake once more. Once we arrived on the troublesome hill climbs I gave it the whole lot I had. I knew that was the place I may make up time, and issues went to plan. The Roof of Africa actually does not get any simpler, however to finish 2015 with a win right here is a good way to complete off the season.”

Results – Roof of Africa 2015
1. Graham Jarvis
2. Wade Young
3. Brett Swanapoel
4. Travis Teasdale
5. Jade Gudzeit
6. Kenny Gilbert
7. Altus De Wet
8. Henco Botha

Photo credit: Greg Miller – Twenty9Frames