Vanbeveren completes Kazakhstan Rally in 3rd overall.
The decisive fifth stage of the Kazakhstan Rally was cut short 158 kilometres into the special due to an issue with the event’s refuelling equipment, which effected all riders.
Displaying incredible consistency throughout the rally, Adrien Van Beveren was the second Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team rider to stand on the overall podium at Rally Kazakhstan with a hard-earned third-place result. Despite much of the terrain not to the Frenchman’s liking, Van Beveren opted to focus intently on his navigation throughout the race - a fruitful strategy that has kickstarted his season in fine style.
"We’ve finally arrived at the finish and I’m super-happy to have finished third overall in the rally. It’s great for the team to have three riders in the top five and it’s nice to see Ross take the win, he deserved it. This rally isn’t really on my favoured terrain, I would have preferred more sand, so to finish third here is a great result for me. My navigation was strong and my consistency all week was really good, so I’m really happy with my result and I’m now looking forward to the Silk Way Rally."
Rally Kazakhstan 2021:
Stage 5 Provisional Classification:
1. Joaquim Rodrigues (Hero) 1:19:51
2. Ross Branch (Yamaha) 1:20:58 + 0:01:07
3. Daniel Sanders (GASGAS) 1:21:22 + 0:01:31
4. Skyler Howes (Husqvarna) 1:21:28 + 0:01:37
5. Adrien Van Beveren (Yamaha) 1:22:17 + 0:01:59
6. Matthias Walkner (KTM) 1:22:17 + 0:02:09
Overall Provisional Classification (after stage 5):
1. Ross Branch (Yamaha) 14:39:02
2. Matthias Walkner (KTM) 14:44:09 + 0:05:07
3. Adrien Van Beveren (Yamaha) 14:49:18 + 0:10:16
4. Daniel Sanders (GASGAS) 15:10:36 + 0:31:34
5. Andrew Short (Yamaha) 15:11:23 + 0:32:21