Before leaving for the 2017 Dakar, five time Enduro World Champion Iván Cervantes (Cambrils, Tarragona, 02/05/1982) gave us a few minutes from his busy agenda to answer a very personal quick interview: it's the Motocard Speed Test!
¡Hi, I'm Iván Cervantes and today I'm gonna answer the Motocard Speed Test!
Motocard: Holidays favourite country
Iván Cervantes: Spain
M: And a place to live
M: Favourite dish and drink
IC: Pasta and Red Bull
M: Choose a colour
M: What race you like most
IC: Races over sand
M: Best professional memory
IC: My first World Title
M: Worst professional memory
M: And a professional dream to fullfil
IC: Win the Dakar
M: There's any thing or talisman that always goes with you at the races
IC: Beatiful memories and things that I have in my head.
M: We have a time machine, against who you would race?
IC: Against the past itself
M: Sport hero form then and now
IC: From then Juha Salminen; now Marc Coma
M: In which other sport you have thought "I can be champion in this too”?
IC: Well…none other! (laughts)
M: Tell us one of your faults
M: And a virtue
M: What would you not repeat again?
IC: Maybe some race which I became injured
M: No races, it's sunday...what are you doing?
IC: Spending time with my family and children
M: How do you imagine yourself after leaving professional riding?
IC: Very old (big laughts)
M: If you wolndn't be a rider, you will be...
M: Which movie/serie character you'll like to be?
IC: Any on there's action
M: Simpsons' favourite character
M: Dream car
IC: I don't like cars
M: Schwantz or Rainey?
M: Winter or summer?
M: Mountain or beach
M: Cat or dog?
M: Tell us any band or artist you like
IC: Chili Peppers [ndr: Red Hot Chili Peppers]
M: Where do you sing more, in the shower or in the car?
IC: ¡In the shower!
M: The last one, have you tried to lick your elbow?
IC: No! (laughts and tries it)
I hope you liked the interview, I see you all at the 2017 Dakar. Full throttle!