Adrien Van Beveren

Taking the global rally scene by surprise with his impressive sixth place result at the Dakar Rally in 2016, Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team rider Adrien Van Beveren took an outstanding 4th at the world’s toughest rally in 2017. 

Following an early career in motocross racing Van Beveren became one of the world's most successful sand riders. Winning numerous beach races in France since 2008 he dominated the last three editions of the famous Enduropale du Touquet. Van Beveren has demonstrated he has the speed and technical skills to battle with the best off-road racers in the world.

Fuelled by his passion for dirt bike racing the Frenchman gladly accepted Yamaha's offer to join the Yamalube Yamaha Junior Rally Team for the 2016 Dakar Rally and since then he has focused his attentions solely on rally racing.

Right after his impressive result last January, the Frenchman joined the Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team for his first complete season of FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship competition. Claiming his first individual stage victories and finishing third overall at the Merzouga Rally 2016, Van Beveren showed he's quickly getting to grips with the demanding challenges of rally racing.

Combining his acute talent and raw speed with an eagerness to learn, the Frenchman represents the new generation of highly promising Dakar Rally competitors. Entering the 2017 Dakar Rally as a member of the Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team, Adrien finished an impressive 4th, less than a minute off the 3rd spot. Adrien Van Beveren went on to gain invaluable experience at the Atacama, Desafio Ruta 40, Baja Inka and Oilibya Maroc rallies, finishing 8th, 19th, 2nd and 18th respectively.