It was due to Graham’s previous misfortunes that he expressed sheer relief on the finish line rather than unleashing a wild celebration. Following Graham home in second place was Andreas Lettenbichler, another rider who was putting to bed the ghosts of a few unlucky trips to Erzberg.
Third place at the torturous race was claimed by Graham’s Husaberg team-mate Alfredo Gomez after he got the better of defending champion Jonny Walker in an intense battle for the final podium place. Jonny had done magnificently to fight back after his bike nearly sunk in deep water at the start of the race before finishing in fourth.
Out of the 500 riders who started the Red Bull Hare Scramble only 14 reached the finish of the toughest single day race in the world.
2013 Red Bull Hare Scramble - Top 5 riders
1. Graham Jarvis (Husaberg)
2. Andreas Lettenbichler (Husqvarna)
3. Alfredo Gomez (Husaberg)
4. Jonny Walker (KTM),
5. Ben Hemingway (Beta)