Britain’s Graham Jarvis finished fifth on the final Red Bull Romaniacs day to secure his sixth overall title in Romania.

German Manuel Lettenbichler was Saturday’s best rider on the notoriously tough Hard Enduro course, while Spaniard Mario Roman and Briton Paul Bolton could not bridge the gap enough to deny Jarvis the overall win.

Roman ended the day in seventh to confirm his second place on the podium, while Bolton finished second behind Lettenbichler to ensure he completed this year’s edition in third spot.

Husqvarna Motorcycles rider Jarvis was first on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday’s stages to take a healthy 26 minute and 38 second lead over Roman into the final day’s action.

The 42-year-old did not push as hard on Saturday, however he still managed to finish nine minutes and 57 seconds behind emerging force Lettenbichler with Roman just over 18 minutes behind the KTM rider.

Jarvis revealed, “It’s an incredible feeling to win Romaniacs for the sixth time. This time it’s been a battle of survival and I was really happy to get to the finish.

“On the last day I did my best to stay focused on the track. I was tired so I decided to play it safe and ride my bike to the finish. It’s been a huge team effort to get this winning result.”

Final standings

1. Graham Jarvis GBR 32hours 33minutes 26seconds 2. Mario Roman ESP +00:34:44 3. Paul Bolton GBR +00:50:53 4. Manuel Lettenbichler GER +01:01:35 5. Travis Teasdale RSA 02:05:27

Results: http://www.redbullromaniacs.com/results/results-2017/

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