IVÁN CERVANTES WINS THE 2022 BAJA ARAGÓN TRAIL CATEGORY ON THE TIGER 900 RALLY PRO
Five-time Enduro World Champion, Iván Cervantes, takes the first ever Trail category win at the 2022 Baja España Aragón, riding his Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro.
Taking a resounding win in the newly formed Trail category across more than 450km of the Aragón region’s most challenging terrain, Cervantes finished with an overall time of 6 hours, 13 minutes, and 32 seconds, an hour and 6 minutes ahead of the second placed rider in the category.
Perhaps even more impressively, in a race that counts as the 4th round of the 2022 FIM Bajas World Cup, Iván finished in 11th position overall, only 33 minutes and 50 seconds behind the first placed rider, against a field of 75 others, including some of the most competitive riders in the international rally scene and their purpose built, Dakar specification racing motorcycles.
New for 2022, the Trail and Maxi-Trail categories at the Baja Aragón were created to showcase the ever-increasing range of production Adventures motorcycles, where the Triumph took the opportunity to highlight its advantages. Hand painted in a distinctive one-off ‘Baja Aragón’ racing livery, the Tiger 900 Rally Pro’s first place finish demonstrates its incredible off-road capability and reinforces its position as the leader in this sector.
Ivan Cervantes: “We came to the Baja Aragón with a clear goal, which was to win the new Trail category on the Tiger 900 Rally Pro. However, our greater ambition was to finish as high as possible in the overall rankings, where people have been amazed at the pace we have taken with the Trail. We are proud to have done a great job, and I believe we have given everyone a lot to talk about. This once again proves that Triumph is here in off-road racing – and is here to stay. We chose this race because in the future we plan to come here with the Enduro project, and of course we plan to succeed!
“I am very happy to return to Baja Aragón after so many years and to return home as the category champion with Triumph.”