After the customary administration and technical checks, 70 registered motorcycle and quad riders will tackle a Prologue stage to determine the starting order, followed by two days of racing in a route of 800km, of which 600km will be competitive
While Teruel hosts the Baja Aragon for a fifth time, no fewer than 31 municipalities and four regions – Jiloca, Sierra de Albarracin, Cuencas Mineras and Teruel – are involved to provide competitors with the most beautiful and challenging route. The format will be different on Saturday and Sunday this year and there will be two specials on Saturday and one on Sunday.
On the occasion of this second round of the FIM Bajas Cross-Country World Cup, the level of entries is excellent and Joan Barreda (Honda) will have his work cut out to see off his rivals. His include Ivan Cervantes (KTM), the five-time FIM Enduro World Champion, Michael Metge (Honda), while Sherco is also present with Joan Pedrero, Adrien Metge and the Indian rider Aravind Prabhakar.
The outcome of the motorcycle race will be fascinating. You can follow the Baja live on BAJA ARAGON
Three women are registered to challenge for honours: Rita Veira (Beta – also Junior category), Rosa Romero (KTM) and Sara Garcia (Yamaha).
Carlos Fernandez (Husqvarna) will ride in the Junior category, while Joan Puig will take part on an electric Zero Watt Bike. Eleven quads will also tackle the event, including three riders in the Junior category.
Baja Aragon is a tough and challenging event, particularly with the high ambient summer temperatures adding to the difficulty for the riders.