After finishing 3rd in one final, Cervantes fell twice
and was finally deprived from the honor positions.
The Polish city of Lodz held last weekend the 2nd
round of the Super Enduro World Championship.
It was also the debut of the Atlas Arena as the
venue for one of the most intense races of the last
seasons. Together with the local idol and lead
rider of the event, Taddy Blazusiak and the British
Johnny Walker, Ivan Cervantes was one of the
main figures of the race. However luck wasn’t on
his side in the 3rd and definitive final.
Ivan could get rid of the bad taste that left the
opening round in Genoa by fighting for the victory
with Blazusiak and Walker in the first final. In spite
of the great triple fight he finally could only classify
3rd. The second race was somewhat less fruitful
and the starting grid being formed in the reverse
order of the previous classification penalized the
start of the Gas Gas rider. Despite this fact,
Cervantes made a good race and finished 5th.
Trouble arrived in the third and final race, when he
fell and lost some time when was fighting for the
3rd place. Further on he was held back by a
second incident which sent him back to the 7th
position and finished with his podium options.
Nevertheless, he moves up two positions in the
Championship and is now at only six points from
moving up two more positions and being 5th in the
Dougie Lampkin could not ride at his best after the
injury suffered in Italy two weeks ago and he
classified 10th at the end of the weekend. On his
side, Xavi León got some points in the three races
and was finally14th. The Super Enduro World
Championship will conclude with three new races
in Barcelona next 5th of February.
"I liked the track a lot this time. I
felt comfortable and the
classifying rounds turned up
really well. The best proof is the
first final. The start was great; I
was third in spite of a slight fell.
In the second race, despite
going with the reverse grid, was
also fairly good; but in the third I
knew I had to finish in front of
Joakim Ljunggren and Xavi
Galindo to be in the podium and
I fell when trying to pass
Ljunggren right at the start..
From then on everything went
wrong because I fell again and
half of the riders passed me. It
was a pity but I’m happy
because we stood up to the
rivals and we have proved to be
very competitive. We are now a
step beyond and I’m satisfied
with the 3rd place in the first
final. It could have been better
by finishing in the podium but
this is not always possible.
We’re now focused on
Barcelona because the bike
works really fine and we have a
good pace, so I expect to close
the 6 points gap that there is
between me and the 5th position
of the General Standing".