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Rally Dakar 2022: Stage 4

Stage 4 Dakar Rally: Van Beveren holds 3rd in overall standings after Dakar’s longest stage

After racing for well over four hours through stage four at the 2022 Dakar Rally, Adrien Van Beveren brought his Yamaha WR450F Rally home in a strong 11th place.

Despite the relatively straightforward high-speed special offering little to separate the leading riders, the Frenchman maintained his solid pace throughout all 465 kilometres to secure another positive result on the longest scheduled stage of the rally. Van Beveren now lies in third place overall, just under five minutes adrift of the overall leader heading into stage five.

"Another fast stage today and not so much in the way of navigation. It wasn’t my favourite stage, but I’m happy to have completed the longest stage of the rally. I pushed on throughout with a strong rhythm and it’s great to be in such a good position after four stages. I’m super happy with my overall performance so far and the goal is to continue like this, keep focused, and take things day by day."

Adrien Van Beveren – Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team

Race results:

Stage 4 Provisional Classification:
1. Joan Barreda (Honda) 4:06:06
2. Pablo Quintanilla (Honda) 4:10:43 + 0:04:37
3. Rui Goncalves (Sherco) 4:14:05 + 0:07:59
4. Lorenzo Santolino (Sherco) 4:15:02 + 0:08:56
5. Luciano Benavides (Husqvarna) 4:16:01 + 0:09:55
6. Sam Sunderland (GASGAS) 4:16:21 + 0:10:15
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11. Adrien Van Beveren (Yamaha) 4:21:11 + 0:14:05
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Overall Provisional Classification (after stage 3):
1. Sam Sunderland (GASGAS) 15:30:01
2. Matthias Walkner (KTM) 15:33:01 + 0:03:00
3. Adrien Van Beveren (Yamaha) 15:34:55 + 0:04:54
4. Daniel Sanders (GASGAS) 15:37:08 + 0:11:13
5. Lorenzo Santolino (Sherco) 15:40:29 + 0:10:28
6. Pablo Quintanilla (Honda) 15:41:14 + 0:11:13
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