Despite the uncertainty of a pandemic-hit year, the world’s toughest hard enduro rallye finally got underway in late October.
Fighting all the way to the finish, Graham Jarvis has put in a heroic week-long ride to narrowly finish as runner-up at Romaniacs 2020. Joining him on the podium, teammate Alfredo Gomez charged ahead on the final day of racing to secure third overall. Wade Young P4 overall. he missed the podium by 13 seconds after 5 days of racing while Billy Bolt won Offroad Day 4 and with it claim a solid fifth overall.
Graham Jarvis: “It’s been different to race here in October, but it’s worked good. I felt like I was riding really strong all week, but today Mani just had the edge. Starting out the week with a win was perfect and put me into a strong position. I knew the other guys would be pushing hard too, so I tried to play the long game and wait for another attack. I won the penultimate day but only by enough to give me a 25-second lead. With one crash early on, that advantage was quickly gone. Overall, I’ve a lot to be happy about, but I guess I’ll have to wait a little bit longer for a seventh win.”
Alfredo Gomez: “I’m delighted to come back strong for third. After a bad start to my week I rode each day never giving up. Experience has taught me that everything can happen in this race and the most important thing you can do is be patient. I had a great ride yesterday and knew it was all-or-nothing today. I gave it my best and got third. I’m happy with that.”
Romaniacs 2020 Hard Enduro – Romania
2. Graham Jarvis (Husqvarna)
3. Alfredo Gomez (Husqvarna)
4. Wade Young (Sherco)
5. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna)
6. Mario Roman (Sherco)
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