Rally Dakar 2022: Stage 2

Stage 2 Dakar Rally: Adrien Van Beveren Advances To Second In Overall Standings

Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team’s Adrien Van Beveren has continued his impressive start to the 2022 Dakar Rally, moving up to second place in the overall provisional classification.

The Frenchman secured the eighth-fastest time today after starting the special in fourth, demonstrating exceptional speed and accurate navigation throughout the 339-kilometre stage. 
Maintaining the excellent form that he’s displayed throughout the 2022 Dakar Rally so far, Adrien Van Beveren once again impressed on stage two. Despite being the fourth rider to enter the high-speed special, the Frenchman used his superior navigational skills to open the stage together with the other leading riders. Maintaining his strong pace throughout, he ultimately completed the stage as the eighth fastest competitor. Producing another strong result, Van Beveren now advances to second in the overall provisional classification, the Yamaha WR450F Rally rider placed just under three minutes behind the leader.

"I’m happy about today’s stage, it looks like our navigation strategy has paid off again. My priority over the stage was to keep checking the road book and making the right changes of direction while still keeping a good pace and it has worked well. I have a good start position for tomorrow, so I will try and continue doing what I have been doing for these first two days and stay focused. It’s only been two stages so there’s a long way to go."

Adrien Van Beveren – Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team

Race results:

Stage 2 Provisional Classification:
1. Joan Barreda (Honda) 3:31:20
2. Sam Sunderland (GASGAS) 3:36:53 + 0:05:33
3. Kevin Benavides (KTM) 3:37:14 + 0:05:54
4. Skyler Howes (Husqvarna) 3:37:36 + 0:06:16
5. Toby Price (KTM) 3:38:20 + 0:07:00
6. Joaquim Rodrigues (Hero) 3:41:38 + 0:10:18

8. Adrien Van Beveren (Yamaha) 3:42:54 + 0:11:34

Overall Provisional Classification (after stage 2):
1. Sam Sunderland (GASGAS) 8:31:29
2. Adrien Van Beveren (Yamaha) 8:34:20 + 0:02:51
3. Daniel Sanders (GASGAS) 8:34:58 + 0:03:29
4. Matthias Walkner (KTM) 8:35:37 + 0:04:08
5. Skyler Howes (Husqvarna) 8:41:28 + 0:09:59
6. Lorenzo Santolino (Sherco) 8:42:24 + 0:10:55