Starting Tuesday's special stage among the first wave of competitors, Adrien Van Beveren launched an attack with the goal of moving even higher in the provisional overall rankings. Pushing hard from start to finish, he struggled with the stage's demanding navigation and ended up losing some time to his main rivals.
Posting the sixth best time for the day, Van Beveren is currently placed fifth in the event's provisional overall standings. Determined to keep the battle going, Adrien is now less than 10 minutes behind the provisional overall leader with two stages still to be contested.
Enjoying a great feeling aboard his WR450F Rally machine since the start of the event, Xavier de Soultrait entered stage eight looking for another good result. Battling through the stage's technical terrain and demanding navigation Xavier claimed a 10th place result for the day.
Moving up to eighth in the provisional overall standings, the Frenchman remains optimistic that he can climb even higher in the overall results to bring his gruelling adventure in Peru to a successful close.
Featuring a loop around the Pisco bivouac, Wednesday's penultimate stage will again see riders start in big waves. The stage includes a 313km timed special with the total distance to be covered tomorrow is 409km.