Jim Marsden tops the podium at GRAF

Maxxis driver Jim Marsden battled to victory in the GRAF Adventure Trophy from the 12th to the 16th September.

Participants from varies countries including Portugal, Spain, France, England, Ireland and the Netherlands battled for 4 days, competing and fighting exhaustion overcoming obstacles and difficult stretches through the course and some spectacular landscapes of Lamego.

The challenging course found Jim Marsden from Gigglepin Racing, and his co-driver James Ayre struggling at times to find the best line to take meaning they ran into mechanical issues along the way.

The team found that on the first day at the opening stage they had made an error on the vertical climb and suffered greatly for this by losing their front wheel drive. Their winches got them out of this situation and they were able to repair the car for the next stage.

After having a shaky start the Maxxis drivers began the next stage in 7th place. Throughout the weekend they found themselves in tough terrains but they managed to clear stages quickly and easily on their Maxxis Trepador tyres.

Jim Marsden commented saying “All the drivers did superbly in those conditions, it’s a tough race but our Maxxis Trepadors gave us that bit extra over the competition to come away winning the event!”

Maxxis Driver Jim Marsden ended up winning the 44” class and the overall event with an amazing 100 point margin.