Adrien Van Beveren: "You need to be ready for everything, but you can't anticipate everything"
January 4 th 2020 - 11:08 [GMT + 3]
The Yamaha leader knows what it feels like to be knocked out of the race while in contention for overall victory in the closing stages of the Dakar two years in a row. However, the biker from northern France remains as upbeat as ever.
"I used the last two years to gain as much positive experience as I could and get even better. I feel quite relaxed compared to last year, when I was animated by a huge thirst for revenge. The race will come down to navigation, which is something I enjoy. I'm ready to tap my potential to make it happen. I've got even better this year, suffered no injuries and feel calm and relaxed. I've got to believe in me and never give up. I learned to be patient. You can be ready to win the Dakar yet fail to win the Dakar. You need to be ready for everything, but you can't anticipate everything."