Dakar, Stage 12: Difficult end

Dakar Rally - Stage 11 : Difficult end to Van Beveren's 2020 Dakar Rally.

Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team’s participation in this year’s Dakar Rally drew to a frustrating close today as Adrien Van Beveren was forced to withdraw following a technical issue. Unable to complete the 12th and final stage of the event, AVB was just 30 minutes into the special when he ran into difficulties

Taking a cautious approach early on in the rally, Adrien Van Beveren ended a consistent opening week with a sixth-place finish on stage six, indicating the Frenchman’s return to form. When competition resumed following the mid-event rest day, the 30-year-old continued to ride well, remaining on the pace with the leading riders throughout the second week of racing. Adrien entered the final day placed eighth overall. Frustratingly, and with the finish line on the horizon, a technical issue ended his rally agonisingly close to the finish line in Jeddah.

Dakar Rally 2021:

Stage 12 Provisional Classification:
1. Ricky Brabec (Honda) 2:17:02 
2. Kevin Benavides (Honda) 2:19:19 
3. Matthias Walkner (KTM) 2:21:15 
4. Skyler Howes (KTM) 2:22:51 
5. Daniel Sanders (KTM) 2:24:13 
6. Lorenzo Santolino (Sherco) 2:27:33
DNFAdrien Van Beveren

Overall Provisional Classification (after stage 12):
1. Kevin Benavides (Honda) 47:18:14 
2. Ricky Brabec (Honda) 47:23:10 
3. Sam Sunderland (KTM) 47:34:11 
4. Daniel Sanders (KTM) 47:57:06 
5. Skyler Howes (KTM) 48:10:47 
6. Lorenzo Santolino (Sherco) 48:16:44