Graham Jarvis wins Roof of Africa 2016
By winning the notorious Roof of Africa over the weekend, 41-year-old Graham Jarvis has topped off one of his winningest years on record, during which he’s also won Erzberg, Romaniacs, Battle of Vikings, GetzenRodeo and Ukupacha.
The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s mounted rider has managed to successfully defend his Roof of Africa title taking a decisive win at the 48th edition of South Africa’s prestigious annual extreme enduro event. Following his winning performances Jarvis entered this year’s Roof of Africa with only victory on his mind.
Finishing the third and final day with a race time that was less than 20 seconds behind the total time of KTM mounted Alfredo Gomez, Jarvis took full advantage of the 10-minute gap he’d created against his rival during the Time Trial session to earn a well-deserved 2016 Roof of Africa victory. It was the fourth career victory for the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider at South Africa’s famous extreme enduro event.
Graham Jarvis: “To end the season with another win is just great. To be fair this year the Roof was different to any other year I’ve raced it. It was just so difficult to get a gap on anybody so I ended up riding most of the race with Gomez. I guess that was a good thing for both of us, as we were helping each other in our navigation.”
Results – 2016 Roof of Africa
1. Graham Jarvis (Husqvarna) 16:14:40
2. Alfredo Gomez (KTM) 16:14:49
3. Scott Bouverie (KTM) 16:21:56
4. Travis Teasdale (KTM) 16:23:55
5. Blake Gutzeit (Yamaha) 16:28:01