In the last official race for Husaberg Extreme Racing Team, Graham Jarvis made it a memorable one by dominating the Wildwood Rock Extreme Enduro in Australia.
After the double victory in Ecuador, Australian Wildwood Rock Extreme was the last race for the Husaberg Extreme Racing Team. Husaberg’s Jarvis and Alfredo Gomez made sure it will be one to remember with claiming first and second place respectively.
Australian Mitch Harper completing the podium ensuring the Husaberg era was closed on a high.
Returning to the event for the first time since 2011, Jarvis was intent on securing his second victory in the event, which also marked his final ride with Husaberg. But with team mate Alfredo Gomez setting the fastest time in the Prologue it was clear that the competition will once again be tough.
Suffering the worst possible start in the three-hour main event, Jarvis was on the back foot as Gomez cleared off into the lead. Carving his way through the pack, the Brit reeled in and passed the Spaniard on the seventh lap. Once out front he continued to extend his lead and eventually won the race by almost six minutes.
With Gomez forced to settle for second, it was a returned from injury Mitch Harper that completed a 1-2-3 for Husaberg. Harper, who won the inaugural Wildwood Extreme, proved he’s getting back up to speed in his first ride with Husaberg and achieved a personal milestone in his recovery from a serious injury – he broke his back during a training crash in Sweden earlier this year.
After he was forced to overcome a mountain of traffic after a monster crash in the Prologue left him with a broken helmet, possible cracked ribs and the 54th fastest time, the 21-year steadily worked his way through the field. Ending lap two in 13th position he kept fighting to eventually cross the line in third position.
Continuing their ‘world tour’ Jarvis moves on to the Roof of Africa where he’ll make his debut ride with Husqvarna, starting today. Gomez will start his first race with Husqvarna at the opening round of the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship in Liverpool this weekend.
BIOFLEX WILDWOOD ROCK EXTREME RESULTS: 1. Graham Jarvis, Husaberg, 3:14:41.985 9 laps 2. Alfredo Gomez, Husaberg, 3:20:24.922 9 laps 3. Mitch Harper, Husaberg, 2:58:13.947 8 laps 4. Tim Coleman 3:17:21.211 8 laps 5. Chris Perry 3:01:15.440 7 laps
Top Image: Husaberg riders clean sweept the podium at this years Wildwood Rock Extreme Enduro Credit: Russell Colvin