Iván Cervantes in Morocco: Mission accomplished

  • The HIMOINSA Racing Team´s rider has arrived to the Rally Raid discipline to stay signing an excellent 18th position in the Rallye Oilibya du Maroc, his first test in this discipline.
  • Satisfied by the result and with his improvements in navigation skills, Iván faces his final push focused on his first participation in the Dakar Rally.

Mission accomplished: Iván Cervantes has finished successfully his first competition of Rally Raid. It has been 5 days of racing in the demanding desert of Morocco taking part in one of the hardest tests of the calendar of the FIM Cross Country Rallies World Championship. It is a fact: Iván has come to this discipline to stay.

The HIMOINSA rider has finished the race in 18th position without big problems or mistakes. Only a hard fall on a treacherous dune during the second stage has stained his process. The blow caused him back discomfort during the rest of the race forcing him to readjust his pace and to focus on improving his skills of navigation without forcing the driving.

Iván has raced a very calculated rally, without taking unnecessary risks and adapting himself to the Rally Raid conditions. The aim was to reach the goal day after day and to accumulate the most kilometers in the desert, and Iván has fulfilled with high note.

Once finished this rally the rider will continue with his preparation for the key appointment in the agenda to the whole HIMOINSA Racing Team: The 2016 Dakar.

The winner of the Rally Oilibya du Maroc has been Sam Sunderland. On the other hand, the victory of the FIM Cross Country Rallies World Championship was for Matthias Walkner. Congratulations to both of you from the HIMOINSA Racing Team!


Iván Cervantes (@IvanCervantes25): My first Rally! I am very satisfied! It has been a great experience and I have learned a lot. I have worked my navigation skills, it has not been an easy race. I have raced very concentrated and I have not made serious mistakes, I am very satisfied. The crash on the second day was a shame, I have harmed my back and I have preferred to not force the rest of days. Long stages also have been an innovation for me, especially the liaisons! It has been a good race, and I feel confident to keep improving. The team has done a great work and we have reach the finish line. Now it is time to think about the Dakar! Thanks to my sponsors and to the HIMOINSA Team for this great experience. Mission accomplished!