Rally Dakar 2022: Stage 9

Stage 9 Dakar Rally: Van Beveren under 4 mins off lead with 3 stages left.

Adrien Van Beveren once again posted a strong, consistent result to record the ninth fastest time and remains firmly in contention for the overall rally lead, sitting in third place and just under four minutes behind the current pacesetter.

For Adrien Van Beveren, a controlled ride through the fast stage nine special saw the Frenchman record the ninth fastest time. Such was the simplicity of the stage, Adrien completed the timed special just over five minutes behind the winner. Remaining third in the provisional standings, the Yamaha WR450F Rally mounted rider now looks forward to the final three stage.

"The day was good. It was a really fast, which I wasn’t expecting. I expected more navigation, but it wasn’t the case. Everything was ok though, nothing special today. Just a solid pace and another good result. I’m really in the fight now but I will continue with the same mindset, take things day by day and focus on one stage at a time. I’m feeling good and my bike is running perfectly, so I’ll be giving my very best effort over the final three days."

Adrien Van Beveren – Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team

Race results:

Stage 9 Provisional Classification:
1. Jose Ignacio Cornejo (Honda) 2:29:30
2. Kevin Benavides (KTM) 2:30:56 + 0:01:26
3. Ricky Brabec (Honda) 2:31:17 + 0:01:47
4. Matthias Walkner (KTM) 2:31:36 + 0:02:06
5. Joan Barreda (Honda) 2:31:40 + 0:02:10…
9. Adrien Van Beveren (Yamaha) 2:34:34 + 0:05:04


Overall Provisional Classification (after stage 9):
1. Matthias Walkner (KTM) 30:14:03
2. Sam Sunderland (GASGAS) 30:16:15 + 0:02:12
3. Adrien Van Beveren (Yamaha) 30:17:59 + 0:03:56
4. Pablo Quintanilla (Honda) 30:18:44 + 0:04:41
5. Kevin Benavides (KTM) 30:24:25 + 0:10:22
6. Joan Barreda (Honda) 30:25:00 + 0:10:57