2017 : 4e
2016 : 6e
2017 : 2e de L’Enduropale du Touquet
2016 : Vainqueur de l’Enduropale du Touquet, de la Ronde des Sables Loon Plage, 2e au Beach Cross de Berck, 6e Rallye du Maroc, 3e Merzouga Rally
2015 : vainqueur de l’Enduropale du Touquet, vainqueur de l’Enduro del Verano (Arg), 12e du Rallye de Sardaigne, 13e du Rallye du Maroc, 7e du Merzouga Rallye
2014 : vainqueur de l’Enduropale du Touquet, Champion de France des Sables
2013 : vainqueur de l’Enduro del Verano (Arg)
2015 : 12e du Rallye de Sardaigne, 13e du Rallye du Maroc, 7e du Merzouga Rallye
2016 : Vainqueur de l’Enduropale du Touquet, de la Ronde des Sables Loon Plage, 2e au Beach Cross de Berck, 6e Rallye du Maroc 2016, 3e Merzouga Rally
Adrien celebrated his 27th birthday in Peru on the eve of his 3rd Dakar in 2016. After 6th in 2016 and 4th in 2017, Adrien Van Beveren is unquestionably becoming a serious threat for the victory, despite him feeling he is still learning his way. Adrien makes his living in sand racing. He is a three-time winner of the Touquet Enduropale and now he has turned to rally-raid with the factory Yamaha team. The young Van Beveren from northern France has a new career. His is a classic rider’s story, which began one Christmas night with a mini-bike under the tree. From there it was the fast track, through all the league and junior ranks that led to moto-cross and supercross…Later, Adrien veered towards sand racing with mega success with three Touquets on the trot, (the first at just the age of 23) including another in 2016 just after returning from the Dakar. Nicknamed the “Petit Prince du sable”, Beveren is ambitious but doesn’t want to get ahead of his handlebars. In 2017, he had the chance to receive encouragement from his role model Stéphane Peterhansel. All that is left to be known is if Adrien enjoys the same success.
“In finishing 4th at 48 seconds off the podium in 2017, I showed how much I improved in the discipline. This season, with the team, we have done several preparation races in South America and I think I have taken “my game up to the next level. But I still have a lot to learn. Without a navigation error and a mechanical issue, I had a shot of finishing on the podium…As for the rally-route, I am thrilled about the first week in the dunes and I am expecting it to be a very physical edition.”
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Adrien Van Beveren has been evacuated by the medical team’s helicopter. The general standings leader has broken his right collar bone and has also injured his thorax and his spine. His injuries are too severe to be able to complete the remaining 3 km of the special and continue his dream of overall triumph on the Dakar...
Adrien Van Beveren fell 3 km from the finishing line at a high speed. Completely groggy and very probably injured, the Frenchman has still tried to resume racing. He managed several hundred metres, but has again stopped. The pain is most likely to be too severe for the Yamaha rider who perhaps may be heading for an exit from the rally....
The Yamaha rider kept the overall lead by 22" over Kevin Benavides.
"These mountain tracks require a laser-like focus and take their toll. We pushed really hard with Benavides, Price and Barreda in the final 150 kilometres. The fight has begun. I spent lots of time navigating at the front, but I like it even though it's more taxing. I'm happy with the way things are going...
Adrien Van Beveren saved his overall lead over Kevin Benavides by just 22 seconds. The gap to the rest of the field has grown, with Matthias Walkner at 6'34" and Toby Price at 7'35" after stage 7.
Van Beveren is back in the lead after a solid performance that put him second in the stage after Joan Barreda. A duel with Kevin Benavides is taking shape…
"I want to give it my best shot every day, and it's working so far. I try to ride smart and avoid any falls. I managed to open up a gap, which is great. You absolutely have to avoid falls during the marathon...
Adrien Van Beveren was one of the main beneficiaries of today's stage, moving back to the overall lead he had surrendered to Kevin Benavides in the first Bolivian stage. The Yamaha rider now has a margin of 3'14" over his rival at Honda and 4'45" over today's winner, Joan Barreda.
Van Beveren conceded time to his rivals after spending the entire stage near the front of the race, but the Yamaha rider remains in the overall lead after today's key stage.
"I'm happy to be done for today because it was tough... and I'm delighted with having left the other guys behind. I attacked towards the end of the first special because I knew I could...
Adrien Van Beveren was the first rider to start today's special. The French overall leader is opening the road with Xavier de Soultrait, Matthias Walkner and Pablo Quintanilla hot on his heels. 2017 champion Sam Sunderland left the race yesterday and will not be partaking in stage 5.
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