- HIMOINSA Racing Team will line up with no less than four riders for the 2017 Baja Aragón.
- Iván Cervantes makes his debut in this legendary race, for which he has the highest aspirations. As for Marc Solà, he competes with the HIMOINSA Team for the first time.
- Rosa Romero will attempt to defend last year’s title, while Dani Oliveras is back racing having recovered from his broken collarbone.
- Gerard Farrés misses the meeting due to his knee injury, but he will be present in Teruel collaborating with the Step by Step ParaBaja.
- Baja Aragón will take place from July 21st to 23rd in Teruel, as part of the Baja World Cup.
July 19th, 2017
The Baja Aragón is a party and, without a doubt, one of the HIMOINSA Team’s favorite races. With no less than four of its riders at the starting line, the team goes for broke and prepares an unprecedented deployment in Teruel.
Many news are to be presented by the murcian team during this Baja, with an incredible sceneplay: Iván Cervantes’ debut in the aragonian event, Marc Solà’s first race with the team after his recent signing for the red squad, Dani Oliveras in his return to racing after his collarbone injury and Rosa Romero’s fight to defend her title in the women’s race are only a few of the storylines for this edition.
Iván Cervantes tackles his first Baja Aragón with a rookie´s excitement and the fight of a champion. Last year he was not able to participate due to an enduro race in the same day, but this year he did not want to miss out on a race he has always followed. With the highest of aspirations, he will go all out after preparing specifically for the occasion. The chosen bike will be a lightweight KTM 450 with Baja specs. The team’s great novelty, Marc Solà, will start for the first time on a KTM Rally with the goal of racking up as many kilometres as possible on his new bike. With his teammates’ support, Marc tackles his first race with caution but without losing his typical efficiency. He will be a rider worth watching in this edition.
Rosa Romero returns to racing after her brilliant performance in the Greek Hellas Rally. She will attempt to revalidate her title of women’s champion in what will be her fifth appearance. Dani Oliveras is back after missing out on last year’s edition due to injury, and will try his best to get back into racing shape with his recently recovered collarbone aboard another one of the team’s KTM Rally.
The only one missing on track will be none other than Gerard Farrés, last year’s second place finisher, although he will not miss out on the party and will escort the team to live the race from a very different perspective from the usual for him: from the sidelines. Almost recovered from the knee injury he sustained at the Hellas Rally, he decided not to rush it and complete his recovery towards 2018 Dakar. Loyal to his spirit of solidarity, his shirt will participate in the Baja dressing one of the participants of the Step by Step ParaBaja, Susana Rodriguez, who will live with the HIMOINSA Team this great competition.
Baja presents itself once more with competition of the highest level, a hot climate and a very technical itinerary which will consist of a Super Special on Friday the 21st, followed by two timed stages on Saturday and one on Sunday morning, all of which will have a new route. A total of 70 riders and more than 600 timed kilometres which will make riders and spectators smile.
As usual, Baja Aragón is a changing Point for the HIMOINSA Team in its preparation for 2018 Dakar, with its sights already set on the South American event and with the start of the specific Rally Raid competitions, as well as a series of navigation training camps throughout the second half of the season.
In addition to the pure competition, the team will offer multiple paralell activities for all of its followers: autograph signings, contests on social networks, the possibility of seeing the Dakar bikes in first person, photos with fans, an official store with the team’s merchandise… highlights of this weekend’s racing in which the team is one with the fans who give them so much support anywhere they go.
Iván Cervantes (@IvanCervantes25): “I arrive at Baja Aragón full of energy, as it will be my first participation, which is always exciting. It is a race I have always followed through Television and the Press, and which I almost raced last year, but it was impossible due to my enduro races. I am very happy to be able to race it, I am eager to get started and very focused as well. I know I am at a disadvantage for not knowing the terrain or the race format, which everybody else already knows, but is new for me. We have worked hard these last weeks, both on the bike and regarding strategy, as it is a three day race and we want to make the most of it. We are ready for anything Aragón wants to throw at us.”
Dani Oliveras (@danioliveras_21): “I am tackling this Baja as a training session, I am not looking for any result and I will be racing on the Rally bike. In addition, it has only been a few days since I got back on my bike after my injury, and I have to take it step by step. Last year I injured my wrist just a week before the race and wasn’t able to race for the HIMOINSA Team, which was really frustrating and I hope to make that up this year. I know the race well, I have raced here three times before without any luck due to crashes and mechanicals. This is my year!”
Rosa Romero (@RosaRomeroFont): “I am very happy and excited to participate once more, it will be my fifth. Last year was great and I really enjoyed myself getting the win in my category. This time I will also have to fight hard because my rivals will be very well prepared. It is a race format I really like, demanding and fast, and it requires good physical preparation and focus to avoid crashing, especially in the high speed sections. I do miss the roadbook work, but it will be three very competitive days on the gas.”
Marc Solà (@marcsola34): “I really like Baja, it is a very high speed race and I have always been good at it, I have been third twice and and I am really looking forward to this year, I am making my debut with the HIMOINSA Team and I am really happy to start competing with the team. I will be aboard the big bike, it is perfect to test some stuff and to adapt it to my style. I have trained on it a lot and I am adapting to it little by little, but we can still improve and try new solutions. The team is not asking me for a result, just testing and riding along, although I really want to push and give it my best shot!”
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