Completing the high-speed special as the sixth fastest rider, Andrew Short delivered another strong stage finish at this year’s Dakar. With little to separate the riders over the easy-to-navigate terrain, the 39-year-old nevertheless gave his best effort and was rewarded with a return to 10th overall in the provisional classification at the conclusion of stage nine.
For Adrien Van Beveren, a controlled ride through the fast stage nine special saw the Frenchman record the ninth fastest time. Such was the simplicity of the stage, Adrien completed the timed special just over five minutes behind the winner. Remaining third in the provisional standings, the Yamaha WR450F Rally mounted rider now looks forward to the final three stages.
Successfully completing another Dakar Rally stage, Camelia Liparoti continues her battle for a place inside the overall top 10 in the Light Prototype class. Now ninth in the provisional classification, the Yamaha YXR1000R driver aims to post three strong results through the final days of the event to ensure a solid overall finish.