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2021 RED BULL ROMANIACS: MANI NAILS HAT-TRICK!

2 months ago | Words: Andy Wigan | Photos: Red Bull Content Pool

Germany’s Manuel Lettenbichler has won the fourth round of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship at Red Bull Romaniacs, ahead of Wade Young and Mario Roman in second and third, respectively. Not only was the win an unprecedented third on the trot for Lettenbichler, but it also moves the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider to the top of the championship standings. Sadly, a nasty Day 2 knee injury put paid to any hopes that Husqvarna’s 46-year-old Graham Jarvis had of notching up a historic seventh Romaniacs win.

Manuel Lettenbichler: “I’m over the moon now to win this race and also make it my third Red Bull Romaniacs win in a row. It’s been a really good week, to be fair. It’s had everything; tough long days at an insanely high pace. I have to give it to Graham Jarvis. He was on fire the first days and it’s a shame he got injured. For sure, he pushed my pace up and forced the level so high. I think that’s why I got such a strong lead too. Overall, I’m just excited and ready to soak up this victory. I’m also leading the championship now, so there’s a lot to celebrate about this week.”

Wade Young: “With second up for grabs, I gave it everything today to make sure it was mine. I’m so happy for this result, but also for Sherco going 2-3, with Mario in third. We’ve had a good week. A highlight was winning Offroad Day 3 for sure.”

Mario Roman: “I’ve enjoyed it a lot. It’s been a tough, hard week and I’m happy to have shown myself in this. Today, the pressure was on. I knew Billy [Bolt] was close and he’d be pushing. But I also felt that if I could arrive to the service point without losing time, then it would ease the pressure in the closing stages. I managed that and was able to keep it all together to the finish.”

The FIM Hard Enduro World Championship continues with Round 5 at the Red Bull TKO in USA on August 13-15.

RED BULL ROMANIACS – FINAL CLASSIFICATION (GOLD CLASS)

1. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) 19:40:46
2. Wade Young (Sherco) 20:08:14
3. Mario Roman (Sherco) 20:13:46
4. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 20:19:00
5. Jonny Walker (Beta) 20:30:55
6. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS) 20:46:04
7. Trystan Hart (KTM) 20:58:03
8. Teodor Kabakchiev (Husqvarna) 21:12:08
9. Michael Walkner (GASGAS) 21:14:46
10. Dominik Olszowy (KTM) 22:14:24

FIM HARD ENDURO WORLD C’SHIP STANDINGS (AFTER ROUND 4)

1. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) 37pts
2. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 33pts
3. Wade Young (Sherco) 25pts
4. Mario Roman (Sherco) 24pts
5. Jonny Walker (Beta) 24pts
6. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS) 20pts
7. Graham Jarvis (Husqvarna) 15pts
8. Michael Walkner (GASGAS) 14pts
9. Alfredo Gomez (Husqvarna) 13pts
10. Teodor Kabakchiev (Husqvarna) 11pts

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