- The 91st edition of the International Six Days of Enduro begins tomorrow in Navarra with the cream of the crop of international Enduro.
- Iván Cervantes and Rosa Romero will participate within the Spanish Selection, before focusing on their final preparation towards Dakar 2017 with the HIMOINSA Team.
It is a world-class event, a reference in the Motorsport and Enduro calendar, and above all, an exceptional race which is coming back to Spain after circulating around the world for 16 years. A significant amount of kilometres each day during 6 days, 650 participants, 31 countries, enduro, motocross, rally, very diverse terrain and the best riders in the world are the features of this event, which has taken place for no less than 91 years.
Iván Cervantes will finish off his Enduro season integrated in the Spanish Trophy Team, alongside Jonathan Barragán, Víctor Herrero and Jaume Betriu. Recently unlisted from the Enduro World Championship (he will still race the Spanish Championship) and fully committed to his navigation training aboard the KTM 450 Rally, Iván will take a break in his Dakar 2017 preparation to take part in this race, which will also be of great help for the South American event, with long stages of 200 to 300 daily kilometres, 8 hours on the bike every day and six days of racing.
As for Rosa Romero, she will also be present at the ISDE within the RFME Feminine Club, teaming up with Humi Palau and Sara Coloret. The Catalan rider is finishing up a very complete and diverse season combining Enduro and Rally throughout the year. In a great moment for her, Rosa tackles this international event with great excitement before attacking the final stages of Dakar preparation.
Iván Cervantes (@IvanCervantes25): “I am delighted to be at the ISDE, it’s a spectacular and demanding race. My Spanish teammates are great, the team is very close together and we are very excited for the women’s category, I think we are a great selection. It is true that we have the added pressure of racing at home, but I think it is very positive: we have to give our best for the fans and spectators. The stages are very fast and nice, I think they did a good job with the track to avoid problems with overtaking. I will be on my KTM 450 and we will fight hard to be at the top. I’ve been working on my 450 Rally with the HIMOINSA Team for the last few weeks, we are entering the final straight towards Dakar and we have done lots of testing on the bike. We have also grinded away with the navigation, which is a key aspect for me to practice intensely with my teammates.”
Rosa Romero (@RosaRomeroFont): “This year’s approach on the ISDE is a step in the right direction by the Spanish Motorcycling Federation in my opinion. Two female teams and the upbringing of the Club team is a big improvement, along with the training sessions they organized, which were excellent. On top of that, this year the ISDE is at home! I really have been looking forward to being here since the start of the season, and tomorrow we are getting started, so I am very happy. I am sure it will be a very demanding race, where we will have to manage the terrain and the mechanical side, which I have recently been working hard on and will come in handy for Dakar. Also, it is my first time racing a team competition and I am delighted. I will be on the KTM 250 two-stroke, which means getting off the 450 Rally on which we have been testing, so it will be an interesting race!”
HIMOINSA RACING TEAM
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Multinational company specialized in manufacturing and commercialization of energy generation systems. HIMOINSA has nine productive centres in Spain, USA, Brazil, Argentina, France, India and China, and ten commercial subsidiaries in Argentina, Panama, Dominican Republic, Portugal, Angola, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Singapore and Dubai. With more than 1.000 employees, the company has supplied electricity-generating devices and lighting towers to important international projects across all five continents.
Yanmar is a Japan-headquartered manufacturer with a sales and service network operating in over 130 countries.
A pioneer in the production of diesel engines, Yanmar also manufactures agricultural and construction machinery, energy systems, marine products and components. With a global turnover of 655 billion yen in fiscal 2014, the organization employs over 17,000 people worldwide