On the Pegs - September 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 9 - September 2022 - Page 76

Sherco ’ s Mario Roman , finishing a mere 13 minutes 26 seconds behind the lead , and five minutes shy of Kabakchiev .
FMF KTM ’ s Trystan Hart started his second appearance at Romaniacs with a solid start aboard his KTM 300 TPI two-stroke . He built momentum over the week , using his ever-improving technical abilities to finish the final day less than four minutes off Lettenbichler and take fourth place overall .
“ It ’ s been a heck of a week ,” said Hart . “ To come away with fourth overall in my second attempt at Red Bull Romaniacs is incredible . A definite highlight for sure was finishing Offroad Day 1 in third , that was a real surprise . I had some ups and downs along the way . I feel like I ’ m still figuring out some stuff . I ’ m comfortable on the technical climbs , but need more work on the high speed stuff . It ’ s crazy how hard the top guys are pushing on that terrain . I ’ ve got two home rounds coming up now in the USA and Canada , so I ’ m definitely excited for those .”
Sherco-supported Nick Fahringer stepped up his game in this year ’ s edition . After a successful showing in the Silver class in 2021 , which left him standing on the top box in first place , Fahringer promoted himself to the Gold class . Dehydration issues compounded by the heat forced him to miss the second day of racing . The loss dropped him only