Dakar, Stage 1: 13th position

Dakar Rally - Stage 1 : Vanbevern completes opening stage in 13th position!

The 43rd edition of the Dakar rally has seen the first stage get underway proving to be anything but easy despite being run solely on tracks and stony trails - accurate navigation was essential from the start. Most riders faced a number of technical canyons and demanding rocky hillsides, testing their skills and patience. 

Adrien Van Beveren – Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team

"Not the best start for me today. The terrain wasn’t my favourite, very rocky but also quite fast so not my favourite conditions. I rode a little tight, a little cautious but the Dakar is a long race and for tomorrow I will reset, then give my best on stage two."

Stage two of the 2021 Dakar Rally will see Van Beveren take on the first sand dunes of the event. Navigational skills will be put to the test throughout the 457-kilometre special and once completed, the stage will end in the town of Wadi Ad-Dawasir.

Dakar Rally 2021:

Stage 2 Provisional Classification:

1. Toby Price (KTM) 3:18:26
2. Kevin Benavides (Honda) 3:18:57 + 0:00:31
3. Matthias Walkner (KTM) 3:18:58 + 0:00:32
4. Sam Sunderland (KTM) 3:20:29 + 0:02:03
5. Lorenzo Santolino (Sherco) 3:22:49 + 0:04:23
6. Xavier de Soultrait (Husqvarna) 3:23:01 + 0:04:35

7. Franco Caimi (Yamaha) 3:23:14 + 0:04:48
12. Andrew Short (Yamaha) 3:27:16 + 0:08:50
13. Adrien Van Beveren (Yamaha) 3:28:01 + 0:09:35
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Overall Provisional Classification (after stage 2):

1. Toby Price (KTM) 3:43:58
2. Kevin Benavides (Honda) 3:44:21 + 0:00:23
3. Matthias Walkner (KTM) 3:45:10 + 0:01:12
4. Sam Sunderland (KTM) 3:48:09 + 0:04:11
5. Lorenzo Santolino (Sherco) 3:48:57 + 0:04:59
6. Franco Caimi (Yamaha) 3:49:14 + 0:05:16

10. Andrew Short (Yamaha) 3:52:28 + 0:08:30
11. Ross Branch (Yamaha) 3:53:13 + 0:09:015
14. Adrien Van Beveren (Yamaha) 3:54:13 + 0:10:15
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