Claiming his fourth consecutive top 10 stage result today in Peru, Xavier de Soultrait solidified his strong result inside the top six in the event's final standings. Enjoying a great final performance aboard his WR450F Rally, during the event Xavier won stage three before placing third two days later on stage five. He secured a place inside the overall top 10 on stage three and remained there until the end of the event in Lima.
The 2019 Dakar Rally has been one of mixed fortunes for the Yamalube Yamaha Rally squad. With de Soultrait being the highest placed Yamaha racer in the final standings, his teammate Adrien Van Beveren was unable to finish the penultimate stage and had to sit out the final day of racing in Peru. One of the most consistent riders at this year's Dakar, Adrien had finished inside the top seven in all of the first eight stages of the rally.
Representing Yamaha at this Dakar, Franco Caimi and Rodney Faggotter entered the event with high expectations but were both not able to go further than stage two of the event. Strongly represented in the UTV open class of this Dakar, Yamaha saw the 100% female crew of Camelia Liparoti and Rosa Romero cross the finish line of the event today in Lima.