Maintaining the excellent form that he’s displayed throughout the 2022 Dakar Rally so far, Adrien Van Beveren once again impressed on stage two. Despite being the fourth rider to enter the high-speed special, the Frenchman used his superior navigational skills to open the stage together with the other leading riders. Maintaining his strong pace throughout, he ultimately completed the stage as the eighth fastest competitor. Producing another strong result, Van Beveren now advances to second in the overall provisional classification, the Yamaha WR450F Rally rider placed just under three minutes behind the leader.
Enjoying a promising start to stage two, Ross Branch was working his way up the rankings until a navigational error slowed his charge, resulting in a 22nd place finish. Already focused on tomorrow and with sand expected to form a large part of the terrain on stage three, Ross’ highly advantageous starting position will allow him to chase down the leading group and work his way up the leaderboard.
It was a positive day of racing for Andrew Short who, after a difficult first stage where he fell foul to a tricky note in the roadbook, clawed back 10 minutes on the provisional leader at the close of stage two. Completing the special as the ninth fastest rider ensures a beneficial starting position for stage three, where the American will once again focus on reeling in the riders ahead of him.
For Camelia Liparoti, the Light Prototype class competitor delivered another strong result on stage two, safely bringing home her Yamaha YXZ1000R Prototype in 14th place.