Yamaha Withdraw from Dakar Rally and FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship
Strong Rides From Adrien Van Beveren And Andrew Short On Dakar Rally Stage Eight
10 January 2022
Making another positive step towards the Dakar Rally finish line, Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team’s Adrien Van Beveren has completed the challenging eighth stage as the ninth fastest rider. In doing so, the Frenchman now forms part of a four-rider group breaking away at the front of the overall results and lies third in the provisional standings. Andrew Short overcame a minor detour early on in the special to secure 12th place on the stage and continue to claw back further time that he lost on stage one.
Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team’s Adrien Van Beveren Takes Dakar Rally Lead
09 January 2022
Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team’s Adrien Van Beveren has kicked off the second week of racing at the 2022 Dakar Rally in style by moving into the provisional overall lead after successfully completing a challenging stage seven. Continuing what has been an incredibly promising race for the Frenchman so far, his 10th place finish moves him to the top of the leaderboard with a healthy five-minute advantage over his nearest rival. Andrew Short was the team’s fastest rider through the 401-kilometre special, finishing eighth to move into 10th in the provisional standings. Ross Branch re-joined the race and posted the 12th fastest time.
Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team Enjoys Official Dakar Rally Rest Day
08 January 2022
The Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team has reached the official rest day of the 2022 Dakar Rally following a week of mixed fortunes for the three-rider squad. Undoubtedly, the impressive form shown by Adrien Van Beveren has been incredibly positive, and after six stages he remains in contention for the overall victory thanks to his fourth place ranking in the provisional overall classification. For Andrew Short, since having to deal with a tough first stage of the rally, the American has demonstrated exceptional rally racing skills to work his way up the leaderboard to now lie in 11th place. Frustratingly, just as Ross Branch was finding his flow, cruel luck struck with a crash on stage six ending his time at the Dakar.
Mixed Emotions For The Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team After Dakar Rally Stage Six
07 January 2022
Week one of the 2022 Dakar Rally is now complete for the Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team with Adrien Van Beveren lying fourth in the provisional classification following a somewhat dangerous, and subsequently shortened, stage six. The Frenchman ultimately posted the eighth fastest time today and continues to impress with his strong pace and calculated approach to the event. For Andrew Short, the American safely completed the stage in 16th aboard his Yamaha WR450F Rally to maintain 11th place in the general ranking. Frustratingly, for yesterday’s star performer, Ross Branch, a sizable crash resulted in a damaged motorcycle and a leg injury, which brings his participation in the event to an untimely end.
Ross Branch Earns Impressive Second Place Finish On Dakar Rally Stage Five
06 January 2022
Delivering his breakout performance at the 2022 Dakar Rally, Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team’s Ross Branch has charged to a second-place finish on a thoroughly challenging stage five, placing just two seconds adrift of the day’s eventual winner. Andrew Short was also on form, posting the seventh fastest time while Adrien Van Beveren remains third in the overall provisional classification after ending today’s stage in 15th.
Strong Rides From The Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team On Dakar Rally Stage Four
05 January 2022
Offering a serious test of their strength and focus, the longest stage of the Dakar has been successfully completed by all three Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team riders with each posting a positive result. The first rider to safely finish the 465-kilometre stage four was Adrien Van Beveren in 11th with Andrew Short 13th, while Ross Branch finished right behind his teammates in 14th place.