The 10th stage of the 2021 Dakar Rally opened with beautiful scenery and breathtaking views of the Red Sea, before heading east, sending riders into the rocky landscape that formed much of the 342-kilometre special. Patience and accurate navigation throughout ensured Adrien enjoyed a strong stage result ahead of tomorrow’s penultimate day of racing.
Following on from his strong ride on yesterday’s stage nine, AVB, armed with increased confidence in his navigational skills, confidently tackled the rocky terrain that formed a large part of stage 10. Going on to deliver a mistake-free ride, the Yamaha WR450F Rally mounted rider remained in the top 10 through each waypoint. The 30-year-old put his superior fitness to good use to complete the stage as the seventh fastest rider, despite being hindered by dust towards the end of the special. With tomorrow’s stage set to take place on the Frenchman’s favoured terrain – sand – and with an advantageous starting position, Adrien is well positioned to record another impressive result.
The 11th and penultimate stage of the 2021 Dakar Rally is set to provide the toughest test of the rally so far. With a very short liaison, the 511-kilometre special is the longest of the event and features a physically demanding stretch of nearly 100 kilometres of sand dunes. Upon completion of the stage, riders will arrive in Yanbu and look forward to the final day of competition.