ADRIEN VAN BEVEREN(fra) 1.87m / 86kg
Moto de piste, jetski, VTT, rallye voiture, buggy…
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2022 : 4e
2021 : ab. étape 14
2020 : ab. étape 3
2019 : ab. étape 9
2018 : ab. étape 10
2017 : 4e
2016 : 6e
2022 : W2RC (3e), Rallye du Maroc (4e), Andalucía Rally (1er)
2021 : Championnat du Monde des Rallyes Cross-Country (2e), Kazakhstan Rally (3e), Silk Way Rally (6e), Rallye du Maroc (5e), Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (2e)
2020 : Andalucía Rally (2e)
2019 : Merzouga Rally (1er), Silk Way Rally (3e), Rallye du Maroc (26e)
2018 : Desafio Inca (5e), Rallye du Maroc (6e)
2017 : Enduropale du Touquet (2e)
2016 : Enduropale du Touquet (1er), Ronde des Sables Loon Plage(1er), Beach Cross de Berck(2e), Rallye du Maroc (6e), Merzouga Rally (3e)
2015 : Enduropale du Touquet (1er), Enduro del Verano (1er), Rallye de Sardaigne (12e), Rallye du Maroc (13e), Merzouga Rallye (7e)
2014 : Enduropale du Touquet (1er), Champion de France des Sables
2013 : Enduro del Verano (1er)
“A podium would be fantastic, I've yet to get one”
Adrien Van Beveren, who finished runner-up in the 2021 Cross-Country Rally World Championship, led the general classification of the 2022 Dakar three days before the finish. It was the sixth time in his career that he had held this position (four days in 2018 and two days in 2022). But once again, victory and even the final podium eluded him. His fourth-place finish, like in 2017, remains his best result in seven participations (including four retirements). "VBA" did not participate in round two of the W2RC in Abu Dhabi. Yamaha halted its motorbike rally-raid programme after the Dakar and Honda had not yet finalised its contract with the Frenchman. Back to racing with HRC after nine months out of competition since the Dakar, Adrien won two stages on the Rallye du Maroc and took another fourth-place result. Then he won the W2RC season finale on the Andalucía Rally, winning three of the four stages. This first victory of his World Championship career saw him move up to third in the W2RC, just one point behind team-mate Ricky Brabec but, let's not forget, with one less round than his rivals. A superb end to the season for his Honda debut, and the statistics are flattering: "VBA" won 50% of the stages of the last two rounds of the 2022 W2RC season, making him the man to keep an eye on just before the Dakar. For his eighth participation, the Honda factory rider doesn't want to get caught out and continues to advocate the "stage by stage" philosophy. A podium finish on the Dakar would be another step he would be satisfied with before aiming for the W2RC title at the end of the 2023 season. Runner-up in the 2021 World Championship and 3rd in 2022, 'VBA' has, contrary to the Dakar, already experienced podium honours in the World Championship. The top step in the W2RC is the only one that still eludes him.
“I returned from the Dakar saying to myself that I couldn't stop there despite the withdrawal of Yamaha, for whom I raced for 14 seasons. I had confirmation that I was right to believe in my potential and that I was in the mix. I thought I could ride the Honda in Abu Dhabi, but it took longer than I thought it would. I was frustrated but relieved when I returned for the Rallye du Maroc and won stage two. It was the first time in my career that I switched teams, and I was keen to prove to Honda that they had made a wise choice in recruiting me. It gave me confidence that the bike was working well and that I was still a contender. I had no issues adapting to the extremely competitive and safe factory Honda bike. Especially on the rocks, which I discovered in Morocco. Today, I have no apprehension on the eve of a stage, whether it is rocky or sandy. I think I have gathered some more elements to succeed with the Honda team, but I am not in a "now or never" mode. I want to continue step by step. A podium result would be amazing. I've never done that. I recently won stages in Morocco and won in Andalucía, which is good. But I know that the Dakar is a step above, and above all, you have to respect this rally because many things can happen. In fact, many things will happen, and I am ready.”
MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM
HONDA CRF 450 RALLY
MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM
- Mark HONDA
- Model CRF 450 RALLY
- Performance tuner Monster Energy Honda Team
- Assistance Monster Energy Honda Team
- Class Rally GP
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Adrien Van Beveren: "It's my best Dakar"
Honda's French biker came in fourth in the special and holds the same place in the general standings on the eve of the finish. Just like last year.
"Today was not easy, a lot of broken dunes. At the beginning, I pushed really hard, but I jumped two or three dunes and got a little bit tense. I was scared to miss a drop, so I ended up riding safe. Fast,...
AVB steps up to the plate
Adrien Van Beveren, the 17th rider to start, has climbed into fifth position at the first time check point on the day’s special. The Frenchman is a little more than 20 seconds behind the day’s quickest rider so far, Toby Price.
Adrien Van Beveren: “I feel fast on this terrain”
17e du jour, VBA a ouvert la spéciale et laisse échapper 9 minutes sur le meilleur temps du jour. Mais il reste 5e du général à 15 mn et va partir derrière demain.
“It was a good day. You know it’s always difficult to open. I caught Ross after 40 km and then I opened for almost all the stage. I...
AVB leads the Honda clan in the general rankings
Adrien Van Beveren completed yesterday’s stage with the second-best time, a performance that keeps him in fourth position overall, less than 10' behind new leader Kevin Benavides. Despite the hurt from his crash the day before, the Frenchman held steady. “I'm doing well physically, unfortunately it was only 114 kilometres, but we will have other opportunities...
Van Beveren enters the Empty Quarter
Now that the first 15 bikers have gone through km 39, Adrien Van Beveren (Honda) holds the fastest time at the checkpoint, 5 seconds ahead of Kevin Benavides (KTM) and 54 seconds clear of Franco Caimi (Hero MotoSports). The three-time winner of the Enduropale du Touquet is in his element in sand, but beaches are a far cry from the Empty Quarter, whose...
Dakar 2023 - Stage 9 | Barreda goes, Loeb comes back
The day that racing resumed also coincided with a new geographical direction. The Dakar competitors are set to tackle the southeast quarter of Saudi Arabia, with the dunes of the Empty Quarter in their sights, which are likely to be determining in the outcome of the 2023 edition. In the meantime, the riders, drivers and crews had not totally left behind them the...
AVB in difficulty too
Adrien Van Beveren also seems to have fallen into the same trap as his rivals in front of him, as have Michael Docherty and Daniel Sanders!
Best provisional time for Van Beveren
After 43 km, Adrien Van Beveren has posted the best provisional time, 10’’ ahead of his team-mate Pablo Quintanilla as well as Kevin Benavides and 33’’ in front of Mason Klein. With the American having already picked up 50’’ in bonuses, he is in the virtual lead in front of the Frenchman.
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