Despite its great performance, finished second in the
E2 class and at the Scratch. A fall prevented Jordi
Figueras fight for the podium at E3.
The town of Becerreá (Lugo) has been able to
enjoy this weekend of a new show of Ivan
Cervantes in his struggle to achieve an absolute
victory in the Enduro Spanish Championship. The
Gas Gas rider was the only one capable of facing
and overcoming the general classification leader,
Cristobal Guerrero, but eventually had to cede the
top spot of the podium in E2 and the Scratch.
Cervantes began willing to do anything to beat
Guerrero, which allowed him to win almost half of
the stages and at all times retain winning chances.
In fact, the two riders stayed together for almost all
of the race and only the second pass through the
Enduro Test opened a difference that would
ultimately prove insurmountable.
Jordi Figueras made a strong showing at E3,
although a sharp drop in the Enduro Test left him
somewhat bruised and keep him from fighting for
the podium places. Still reached a creditable
fourth place finish. They also obtained significant
results in this Galician race Josep Rallo, who was
eighth in E2; Arnau Solà, eleventh in the same
class; Miquel Garcia, seventh in E3; or Christian
Ardèvol, who was crowned champion for second
consecutive year at the Senior B 2T National
Trophy with an EC 250.
The town of Mont-Roig del Camp, near to
Tarragona, host next Sunday's final round of the
Spanish calendar and will decide champions in
three classes of the Senior category.
"The race went well and I am
very satisfied. The bike is still
evolving positively and we have
been again very close to the
head and the triumph. The best
thing is that we have marked
some of the best times of the
day and won several tests.
Guerrero was not far and, in
fact, except in a pass through
the Enduro Test, we have
always been two seconds up
and two seconds down. I will
continue fighting for the win and
next week, in front my audience,
I hope comes the day to finally
achieve it. I will not give up and
in Mont-roig I will give everything
one more time".
"I'm pretty happy with the race,
but it hurts a bit the neck and
chin after my fall in the Enduro
Test. It's been a pretty hard fall
and have even broken the
helmet, and although I have
been a little dizzy for a while, I
was able to finish and add a
fourth very important. I hope we
all go a little better next week".