The Spaniard, who currently lies fourth overall in the Enduro 2 World Championship, enjoyed a relatively stress-free weekend of racing to secure the title. Cristobal Guerrero, who had been locked in a tense battle with Cervantes, crashed during the recent ISDE in Germany and was unable to Ivan a challenge in Valls de Torroella.
With Guerrero sitting on the sidelines, Ivan knew he needed a handful of points to clinch the championship but instead pushed hard for the win.
“I’m delighted to have won the championship for both myself and Gas Gas,” remarked Ivan after the title winning celebrations.
“However, it was disappointing not to have Cristobal in the mix of things this weekend. He’s been a great rival for me this season and I would have liked to fight him for the victory. The truth is I like to win with all my rivals on the track and for me, Cristobal was my greatest rival this season.”
With his national championship now secure, Ivan looks forward to the final round of the EWC series in France, where he’ll be eager to end his final race with Gas Gas on a high note.