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2018: Motos/ 10º
2016: Motos/ abandono etapa 5.
2018: 9º en el Campeonato del Mundo FIM de Rallies Cross Country: 8º en la General de Motos de Abu Dhabi; 8º en la General de Motos del Rally Merzouga; 7º en la General de Motos del Atacama Rally, 8º en el Rally de Marruecos; compitió en el Desafío Ruta 40.
2016: Campeón Junior FIM Rally Cross Country World Championship.
2015: 9º en la General de Motos del Rally de Abu Dhabi, 3º en el Mundial Junior y 38º en la General de Motos FIM del Rally de Marruecos.
2015: 10º en el Dakar Series Desafío Ruta 40; 10º en la general de Motos del Rally de Atacama.
2014: Campeón Enduro-Cross Tres Arenas.
2014: 2º en el Desafío del Desierto.
2014: 2º Desafío Inka Dakar Series.
In 2018 José Ignacio Cornejo Florimo went through an exceptional experience. He decided to quit the Dakar due to financial reasons, but a few days before the start, he got a call from team Honda, which offered a place in the squad as a replacement for the injured Paulo Gonçalves. An extraordinary opportunity that the rider from Iquique and 2016 FIM Junior Champion made the most of. He rode strong on several stages to finish 10th overall and now is set for his third Dakar, this time as a factory Honda rider. A bike he now has a better handle on.
“The 2018 Dakar was crazy. I decided to not take part due to budgetary concerns. I didn’t even have a bike. A few days before the start, I got a call from Honda to join the team. I didn’t believe it. In less than two weeks, I had the equipment needed, I finished my fitness preparation and I was off. I knew it was big chance and I made the most of it. The truth is that the members of the team were surprised that I was able to be up front so often. Since March, I have been a factory rider and I have raced in an assortment of races throughout the year. There is no doubt that the upcoming Dakar will be particular. It is very good for me because sand is what I like most. That is all there is in Iquique. I did a training session with the entire team in late November and I am currently stepping up my fitness training. My idea is to improve on last year’s 10th place, and get the best possible result. There will be between 10 and 15 very competitive riders. I think that these Peruvian dunes will close the gap between us. We will certainly ride as a group, but the pace will be fast and hard to maintain.”
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José Igniacio Cornejo has finished the last special on the Dakar and currently leads Sam Sunderland by 58 seconds and Luciano Benavides by 59 seconds. However, the best 5 riders from yesterday’s stage still have to reach the finish.
Jose Ignacio Cornejo is the first rider to get to grips with the special ahead of Ricky Brabec. The Chilean will have the difficult task of opening the way, while Stéphane Peterhansel will soon start proceedings in the car special stage.
José Ignacio Cornejo is still in contention for his first Dakar stage win. The factory Honda rider is trailing Sam Sunderland by just 34 seconds at CP2 as the stage enters its final kilometres.
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