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Jarvis & Gomez Say Farewell To Husaberg
This past weekend saw what will probably be the very last outing, ever, for a Husaberg pro rider. Graham Jarvis and Alfredo Gomez took 1-2 positions at Australia’s Wildwood Rock Extreme Competition. Third place and first Aussie rider was Mitch Harper, also on a Husaberg.
Husky has confirmed that Graham Jarvis will make his Husqvarna debut this weekend at the Roof of Africa. Enduro21 is reporting that he will ride and FE250 four stroke. As for Wade Young, the South African Husaberg rider and 2012 Roof winner, I can’t find anything on his plans right now.
So it it adios Husaberg. Talk about knowing how to leave the room on a high note! It would be hard to argue that the brand has ever been more popular or successful than in the the past year. But as the saying goes, out with the old and in with the new.
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 Gomez made sure it will be one to remember with claiming first and second place respectively. With Australian Mitch Harper completing the podium 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 third, 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.
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