He's the grand-master of the hard enduro world, and for 2021 at least, British rider Graham Jarvis is sticking with his trusty Husqvarna supplied steed while also launching his own team into the arena of enduro.
Continuing their successful partnership with hard enduro legend Graham Jarvis, Husqvarna Motorcycles has announced that their official race team – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing – have agreed to a one-year contract extension with the British star, which will see him compete in the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship alongside teammates Alfredo Gomez and Billy Bolt.
"I’m often asked when I might stop racing, but as long as I can be competitive and my fitness allows it, I’m going to continue doing what I love, Jarvis says.
"So, I’m thrilled to continue racing for Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing in 2021. In addition, starting my own race team gives me another opportunity to remain active in the sport I love and hopefully play a part in developing the champions of the future. This would give me a great sense of achievement, as much as anything I’ve done to date. Husqvarna Motorcycles has been incredibly supportive in this venture and we hope to repay that support with some great performances. Like everyone, I’m hoping that life, and racing, will return to normal very soon, and I look forward to getting back to competition.”
Husqvarna Motorcycles will support Graham’s newly set-up five-rider Jarvis Husqvarna Racing team, as Jarvis fulfils a long-standing ambition of launching his own race team and developing talented future Hard Enduro champions.
As well as challenging for race wins and regular podium results himself, Jarvis is hoping the new eight-round FIM Hard Enduro World Championship, together with the British Extreme Championship, will be the perfect series to showcase his new team and its roster of young stars. Passing his experience on to his team riders, Graham hopes to develop future world champions.
Jarvis Husqvarna Racing has secured some of the most exciting and promising young riders for the team's debut season with Bulgaria’s Teodor Kabakchiev, English trio of Jono Richardson, Will Hoare and Sam Winterburn, and experienced Welsh rider Grant Churchward rounding out the five rider lineup. All will compete aboard Husqvarna TE 300i machinery.