The king of hard enduro, Husqvarna’s Graham Jarvis has knotched up another epic victory. Taking the win at The Tough One in Great Britain on his Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing FE250. Jarvis won by a whopping eight-minutes over his nearest rival!
With the Pro class competitors starting behind the Expert class racers, Jarvis spent the opening two laps of the race working his way into the lead. Once there he set a pace no other rider could match. Opening up an important advantage over South African Travis Teasdale, as he started the second hour of racing Jarvis showed his mastery of the slippery conditions and edged further ahead.
Opting not to stop and refuel during the race, Jarvis kept his pace high during the closing 60 minutes to finish The Tough One 2018 as one of only three riders to complete 11 laps. In placing eight minutes ahead of eventual runner-up Travis Teasdale, Graham earned his fifth Tough One victory.
Graham Jarvis: “It’s always nice to get a win at The Tough One. But it’s always difficult here, and this year it was really slippery. But I felt good and the little 250cc four-stroke was great. I had a steady start, as I always do, and just built my speed as the laps went by. I found some good lines and kept pushing. I didn’t need to stop for fuel so the two-and-a-half hours with no break was tough. But once I got into the lead it all went well. I relaxed and just rode my own race. Everything went to plan really, another good Tough One for me.”
Results – The Tough One 2018
1. Graham Jarvis (Husqvarna) 11 laps
2. Travis Teasdale (Beta) 11 laps
3. David Knight (Gas Gas) 11 laps
4. Jonathan Richardson (Beta) 10 laps
5. James Dent (Sherco) 9 laps