Successful Dakar Debut for the X-raid Yamaha Racing Rally Supported Team
Ross Branch And Adrien Van Beveren Safely Through Dakar Rally Stage Eight
11 January 2021
Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team’s Ross Branch and Adrien Van Beveren have safely finished stage eight of the 2021 Dakar Rally – leg two of the event’s marathon stage. Completing yet another physically and mentally challenging stage, earning 11th and 13th respectively, both Ross and Adrien now focus on the all-important final days of the competition. Frustratingly for Franco Caimi, the 2021 Dakar Rally is now over following a technical issue close to the finish of stage eight.
Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team Complete Stage Seven Of 2021 Dakar Rally
10 January 2021
The Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team have kicked off the second week of racing at the 2021 Dakar Rally by successfully completing stage seven - the opening leg of the event’s gruelling marathon stage from Ha’il to Sakaka. Despite cruel luck striking Ross Branch – the team’s best-performing rider at the start of the stage – all riders made it to the finish where tonight they will stay, away from the team, in a temporary camp. Franco Caimi was the team’s highest placed finisher in 10th to record his second-best stage finish of the rally. Teammate Adrien Van Beveren also began week two on a positive note, ending the stage just behind Franco in 11th place.
Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team Enjoy Dakar Rally Rest Day
09 January 2021
The Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team are today making the most of the Dakar Rally’s one and only rest day following six physically and mentally demanding days of competition in the desert. Now at the halfway point of the 43rd edition of the event and very much enjoying their time in the bivouac, with the team busy making preparations for the week ahead, riders have been replenishing their energy levels as best they can.
Highly Positive Dakar Stage Six For Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team
08 January 2021
Stage six of the 2021 Dakar Rally proved to be a highly positive one for the Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team with Ross Branch narrowly missing out on taking a maiden stage win. Claiming an impressive runner-up finish, just 13 seconds behind the eventual stage winner, Ross is now placed fourth overall in the provisional classification at the halfway point of the rally. Teammates Adrien Van Beveren and Franco Caimi also posted strong results by claiming sixth and 13th respectively with all riders now looking forward to the event’s rest day tomorrow.
Ross Branch Continues Positive 2021 Dakar Rally Campaign
07 January 2021
Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team’s Ross Branch was the ninth fastest rider on stage five of the Dakar Rally, comfortably maintaining his top 10 ranking in the provisional overall classification. Frustratingly, for the team’s remaining riders it was a difficult day with the results not being a true reflection of the speed and effort put in by Franco Caimi and Adrien Van Beveren. On the toughest stage of the event so far they were both hampered by unfortunate navigational errors while team-mate Jamie McCanney’s time in the rally was brought to an end as the Manxman encountered a technical issue halfway through the stage.
Impressive Fourth Place Finish For Ross Branch On Dakar Rally Stage Four
06 January 2021
Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team’s Ross Branch has charged to an impressive fourth place finish on stage four of the 2021 Dakar Rally. Continuing with his strong start to the 43rd edition of the race, Ross now moves up to third in the provisional overall classification. With four stages now successfully completed by the team, Adrien Van Beveren is currently placed in 11th overall, with Franco Caimi and Jamie McCanney 18th and 19th respectively.