N°42 Bike MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA RALLY TEAM
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ADRIEN VAN BEVEREN

(fra) 1.87m / 86kg

Hobbies

Moto de piste, jetski, VTT, rallye voiture, buggy…

Sponsors

Yamaha, Monster Energy, Thor, Arai, SBE, Ets Audo Express, Astradec, Raffolé, Boulanger, Alpine Star, MCP, Tanghe Printing

2021 : ab. étape 14
2020 : ab. étape 3
2019 : ab. étape 9
2018 : ab. étape 10
2017 : 4e
2016 : 6e

2021 : Rallye du Kazakhstan (3e), Silk Way Rally, Rallye du Maroc (5e), Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge
2020 : 2e du Rallye d’Andalousie
2019 : Merzouga Rally (1er), Silk Way Rally (3e), Rallye du Maroc (26e)
2018 : Desafio Inca (5e), Rallye du Maroc (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)

Interview

“I have regained a desire to take risks”

Edition after edition, Adrien Van Beveren remains one of the outsiders for the overall victory. He is part of the world's rallying elite and is on the verge of reaching the summit of his sport. The French rider is a star in his home region of Hauts-de-France, where he conquered, with the help of his blond curls, his status of "The Little Prince" of motorcycling after his three victories in the Touquet Enduro. However, four editions concluded with as many retirements. Fate seems to be working against his destiny. He has not finished the Dakar since the 2017 edition when he finished just a handful of seconds off the podium. Last year, it was a mechanical problem during the final stage that prevented him from finishing. Unlike the 2020 season, when he had to recover from a heavy crash, he has been injury-free during his preparation. And progressively, on the track and in competition, Adrien has regained his confidence, enthusiasm and drive that makes him one of today's best riders. His attitude during the most recent rallies, especially in Morocco where he was the first rider to set off in several stages, is clear. Adrien Van Beveren is once again ready to give it his all, to get back to the level that saw him finish in the top 10 in 2016 and 2017, and to start dreaming big again.

“Since the last Dakar, we have questioned everything with the team. We have increased the number of durability tests with Yamaha throughout the year in order to have the most reliable and competitive bike possible. I also tried to optimise my preparation by riding extensively in Dubai, Kazakhstan, Russia, Morocco and Abu Dhabi. It was difficult after my crash on the 2020 Dakar. But I have the feeling this year that I have regained my confidence and the desire to take risks. I still have the same desire to succeed on the Dakar, to show my potential and to see the fruit of my labour with the team rewarded.”

Vehicle

MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA RALLY TEAM

YAMAHA WR450F
MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA RALLY TEAM

  • YAMAHA
  • WR450F
  • Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team
  • Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team
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Ranking 2022

All news of A. Van beveren

Newsflashes - 14/01 10:30 [GMT +3] - Bike

Van Beveren fourth, Short eighth

Adrien Van Beveren led the 2022 Dakar for two days, but topping the standings after stage 10 proved to be his undoing. He finished fourth overall, 18′41″ down on Sunderland. One of his Yamaha teammates, Andrew Short, came in eighth, while the other, Ross Branch, crashed out of the race. There were no mechanical problems to report —kudos to John Maillon,...

Newsflashes - 14/01 09:14 [GMT +3] - Bike

Van Beveren off the pace

The fifteenth rider out of the starting blocks, Adrien van Beveren, was tenth at km 81, 4'24" down on Quintanilla. Halfway through the special, he remains fourth overall, 17'38" behind the leader, Sunderland. Further ahead, Benavides has entered the final 10 km, while the Englishman, poised to take his second title, has reached km 120. The Frenchman's already long odds seem to...

Reactions - 13/01 12:38 [GMT +3] - Bike

Adrien Van Beveren: “It’s a tough outcome, but I really gave it my all”

Following a scenario that he feared, the Yamaha rider lost the lead in the general rankings and has even dropped off the podium which is starting to settle into its final form. He is now in 4th place on the eve of the end to the rally, 15’30’’ behind Sam Sunderland, the new race leader.

“After 4 kilometres I looked for a waypoint...

Newsflashes - 13/01 12:23 [GMT +3] - Bike

Sunderland regains the lead of the Dakar

At the finishing line on special number 11, Kevin Benavides has achieved the best time, 4'' ahead of Sam Sunderland, 2'26'' in front of Hero’s Joaquim Rodrigues and 4'54'' ahead of Matthias Walkner. Pablo Quintanilla has finished in 6th place, 7'40'' behind the winner, Adrien Van Beveren in 12th place, 21'33'' behind and Joan Barreda in 16th place 25'10'' behind. Toby Price,...

Reactions - 12/01 13:05 [GMT +3] - Bike

Adrien Van Beveren: "I'll be on my own, it's up to me"

The Yamaha biker has seized the overall lead, but he remains apprehensive about his less-than-ideal starting position in tomorrow's decisive stage. He has a margin of 4′15″ over Pablo Quintanilla and 5′59″.

"I rode at my pace, trying not to get lost. At the last minute, I had run the calculations and it was looking great for...

Reactions - 11/01 12:18 [GMT +3] - Bike

Adrien Van Beveren: “I’m still in the game which is the goal”

Le pilote Yamaha conserve aujourd’hui sa 3e place au classement général, dans un contexte de concurrence ultra-serré : à 3’56’’ du leader Mattias Walkner, mais seulement 45’’ d’avance sur Pablo Quintanilla, 4e.

“Today the stage was really common. There was nothing tricky about...

Newsflashes - 11/01 10:02 [GMT +3] - Bike

Quintanilla on the virtual overall podium

After 118 km, Quintanilla has done it! He has kicked VBA of the virtual podium by just 3 seconds. The Honda rider is in 5th position on the special, 1'12’’ behind Brabec, who is dominating proceedings followed by Cornejo. Sunderland and Walkner still lead the virtual general rankings at the moment, though Barreda and Benavides have moved to within 14 minutes of the...

Newsflashes - 11/01 09:05 [GMT +3] - Bike

Kevin Benavides in the hunt, VBA well placed

Nacho Cornejo has achieved the best time after 40 km with 13 bikers having reached this point. He was the 15th rider to start and is in a decent position. As expected, Kevin Benavides, the 13th rider to start, has also posted a good time, 10’’ behind the stage leader. The ninth rider to start, Adrien Van Beveren, is 17’’ of the stage lead and Joan Barreda,...

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