Iván Cervantes

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Cervantes at the 2010 WEC GP of Italy.
Cervantes at the 2008 WEC GP of Italy.

Iván Cervantes Montero (Born 2 May 1982) is a Spanish motorcycle enduro racer from Cambrils (Tarragona).

Career[edit]

Cervantes started out as a motocross rider, a discipline in which he holds five Spanish national titles, before moving on to enduro racing. In 2005, at the age of 23, he made motorcycle racing history by becoming the first Spanish enduro world champion in category E1 enduro (100 to 125 cc two-stroke or 175 - 250 cc four-stroke). In 2006, he successfully defended his title. The following year, he won the world championship in the E3 category (290 to 500 cc two-stroke or 475 - 650 cc four-stroke). In the 2008 season, continuing with KTM, he finished second to Honda's Mika Ahola.

He also won the 2008/09 FIM Indoor Enduro World Cup, winning five races. In 2009/10 he was runner-up with one win and six second-place finishes. He returned for the 2011/12 season, resulting 5th with two podiums.

In 2011 Ivan changed bike to GasGas

In various press interviews, Cervantes has stated that his goal is to win two world titles in each of the three enduro categories, and then to try to win the Dakar Rally.

Career summary[edit]

Season Series: Class Team Wins Final placing
2002 World Enduro Championship 500 cc KTM 0 12th
2003 World Enduro Championship 500 cc KTM 2 2nd
2004 World Enduro Championship E3 KTM 3 3rd
2005 World Enduro Championship E1 KTM 14 1st
2006 World Enduro Championship E1 KTM 9 1st
2007 World Enduro Championship E3 KTM 11 1st
2008 World Enduro Championship E1 KTM 5 2nd
2009 World Enduro Championship E3 KTM 10 1st
2010 World Enduro Championship E2 KTM 4 2nd
2011 World Enduro Championship E2 Gas Gas 0 3rd

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