Jonny Walker wins The Tough One

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British hard enduro rider Jonny Walker has taken his second victory of the season, following on from last month’s Hell’s Gate win in Italy with a victory at home, lifting the crown at Wales’ The Tough One.

Over a surprisingly warm and sunny course through Nantmawr Quarry on the Welsh-English border, Walker dominated from fellow Brit Graham Jarvis to lead the race from running start to finish.

Speaking afterwards, he said: “I got the lead from the start and then tried to avoid any mistakes. I managed to keep a steady lead of two minutes to the finish. All my team did a great job today and I’m really happy to finally win The Tough One.”

Jarvis added: “I got a bit of arm pump early on, and struggled with my pace. Once I got my lines right and managed to start pushing, I had a good pace and kept a similar pace to Jonny. The only disappointing thing was my first few laps.”

The next event on the hard enduro calendar is the infamous Erzbergrodeo in June.

Results – The Tough One 2015

  1. Jonny Walker (KTM)
  2. Graham Jarvis (Husqvarna)
  3. Alfredo Gómez (Husqvarna)
  4. Andreas Lettenbichler (KTM)
  5. Lars Enockl (KTM)

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

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