by Charles Owens on 10/10/2011
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.
Ivan Cervantes: “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.”
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.
Jordi Figueras: “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”.
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.