Rally Dakar 2022: Stage 5

Stage 5 Dakar Rally: Van Beveren consolidates third in overall standings after tough day.

Maintaining his calculated approach to this year’s Dakar, Adrien Van Beveren delivered another strong result by focusing on his roadbook, riding his own race, and minimising mistakes.

Despite losing a little time through the rocky going found early on in the timed special, once into the sand dunes, the Frenchman upped his pace to secure a 15th place finish to retain third in the provisional standings.

"Not my best day today. The beginning of the stage had a lot of hard ground with rocks and stones so it made for some difficult navigation. I took my time to avoid mistakes and once I made my way through that section and into the sand, I was able to make up some more time so that was good. I finished with a strong pace and for tomorrow I’ll keep focused and keep working hard with the aim of ending week one with a strong stage result."

Adrien Van Beveren – Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team

Race results:

Stage 5 Provisional Classification:
1. Danilo Petrucci (KTM) 3:23:46
2. Ross Branch (Yamaha) 3:23:48 + 0:00:02
3. Jose Ignacio Cornejo (Honda) 3:23:51 + 0:00:05
4. Ricky Brabec (Honda) 3:25:18 + 0:01:32
5. Toby Price (KTM) 3:25:32 + 0:01:46
6. Mason Klein (KTM) 3:27:07 + 0:03:21

15. Adrien Van Beveren (Yamaha) 3:32:54 + 0:09:08

Overall Provisional Classification (after stage 5):
1. Sam Sunderland (GASGAS) 19:01:50
2. Matthias Walkner (KTM) 19:04:19 + 0:02:29
3. Adrien Van Beveren (Yamaha) 19:07:49 + 0:05:59
4. Daniel Sanders (GASGAS) 19:09:51 + 0:08:01
5. Lorenzo Santolino (Sherco) 19:17:17 + 0:15:27
6. Pablo Quintanilla (Honda) 19:18:45 + 0:16:55