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Adrien Van Beveren

Adrien van Beveren

During the last two editions of the Dakar Rally Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team’s Adrien Van Beveren established himself as one of the riders to beat. Leader of each event, the Frenchman was twice on the cusp of capturing one of motorsport’s most coveted prizes before misfortune ruled him out of the running.

In 2019, the 28-year-old was executing a near-perfect rally, holding advantage right up to stage nine. But, as is sometimes the way with an arduous event like Dakar Rally, a small technical issue brought his participation in the event to an untimely end.

Stamping his mark on the 2018 Dakar Rally, Adrien Van Beveren retained the provisional overall lead for five days until a race-ending crash on stage 10.

Demonstrating his potential to battle for the Dakar Rally victory, Adrien won one stage and managed to retain the provisional overall lead for four stages. His crash shortly before the end of stage 10 came at a point when he was looking to further extend his lead in the provisional overall standings.

Taking the global rally scene by surprise, Adrien’s debut in the 2016 Dakar Rally ended with a highly impressive sixth-place result. Going two positions better, the then Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team rider placed fourth in 2017, which included a debut stage victory. 

Prior to the rally, Van Beveren enjoyed a successful motocross career, while also becoming one of the world's best sand riders. Winning numerous beach races in France since 2008, he dominated the famous Enduropale du Touquet from 2014 through to 2016 by claiming a hat trick of wins.

Personal Details:

Date of Birth: 04-02-1991
Place of Birth: Hazebrouck, France
Nationality: French
Height: 1.87m
Weight (kg): 85kg
Marital Status: Single
Hobbies: Wave Runner, wakeboard, car rally, SSV

Career Highlights

2019: DNF Dakar Rally [leader at stage nine of 11] / 1st Merzouga Rally / 3rd Silk Way Rally
2018: DNF Dakar Rally [1 stage win, crashed while leading the overall] Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team / 8th, Atacama Rally / 5th, Desafio Inka / 6th, Morocco Rally
2017: 4th, Dakar Rally, Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team / 8th, Atacama Rally / 19th, Desafio Ruta 40 Rally / 2nd, Baja Inka Rally / 18th, Oilibya Maroc Rally
2016: 6th, Dakar Rally, Yamalube Yamaha Junior Rally Team / 3rd, Merzouga Rally / 7th, Sardinia Rally / 1st, Enduropale du Touquet / 1st, Supercross Del Verano
2015: 1st, Enduropale du Touquet - France / 1st, French Sand Championship / 1st, Enduro Del Verano (Argentina) / 1st, Supercross Del Verano (Argentina)
2014: 1st, Enduropale du Touquet - France / 1st, French Sand Championship / 1st, Supercross Del Verano (Argentina) / 3rd, "Ronde des Sables Hossegor" Race - FFM Sand Championship
2013: 1st, Enduro Del Verano (Argentina) / 1st, "Ronde des Sables Loon-Plage" Race - FFM Sand Championship / 1st, "Saint Léger de Blason" Race - FFM Sand Championship / 3rd, Enduropale du Touquet - France
2012: 1st, Supercross Del Verano (Argentina) / 1st, "Saint Léger de Blason" Race - FFM Sand Championship / 3rd, "Gurp TT Grayan" Race - France
2011: 1st, "Ronde des Sables Loon-Plage" - FFM Sand Championship / 4th, Enduropale du Touquet - France
2010: 1st, French Sand Championship / 2nd, Enduropale du Touquet - France / 3rd, "Gurp TT Grayan" Race - France
2009: 4th, "Ronde des Sables Loon-Plage" - FFM Sand Championship / 6th, Enduropale du Touquet - France
2008: 1st, French Sand Championship E1 / 8th, FIM Motocross World Championship Junior Category