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Yamalube Yamaha Rally Team Conclude Rally Du Maroc 2019
09 October 2019
Putting the finishing touches to their participation in the 2019 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, the Yamalube Yamaha Rally Team have today completed a positive yet demanding Rally du Maroc. Using the race to test their WR450F Rally machines in competition for the final time ahead of next January's Dakar Rally, the team found the 2019 season-ending event in Morocco presented both expected and several unexpected challenges. Team riders Adrien Van Beveren, Xavier de Soultrait and Franco Caimi all delivered impressive speed and accurate navigation. However, each rider was forced to deal with issues that ultimately stopped their end-of-event results being a true reflection of their individual performances.
Yamalube Yamaha Rally Team Take On The Rally Du Maroc 2019
04 October 2019
Taking to the start of the final round of the 2019 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, Yamalube Yamaha Rally Team riders Adrien Van Beveren, Xavier de Soultrait and Franco Caimi are set to take on the Rally du Maroc. Well established as the final major rally event of the year, and with competitors from all major teams taking part, the event will feature a short prologue followed by five tough days of racing , which present a final opportunity for the team's WR450F Rally machines to be put through their paces ahead of next January's Dakar Rally.
Yamaha And Van Beveren Finish Third In 2019 Silk Way Rally
16 July 2019
Yamalube Yamaha Rally Team rider Adrien Van Beveren has finished third overall in the 2019 Silk Way Rally, round two of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship. Successfully completing the 10-day race across Russia, Mongolia and China, and following more than 26 hours of timed special stage racing, the Frenchman secured a well-deserved third-place result on his WR450F Rally finishing just 39 seconds from the runner-up position.
Yamalube Yamaha Rally Team Make Positive Start To Silk Way Rally 2019
09 July 2019
Three days into the second round of the 2019 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship – the Silk Way Rally held in Russia, Mongolia and China – and Yamalube Yamaha Rally Team riders Franco Caimi and Adrien Van Beveren are both placed inside the overall top 10 of the motorcycle class. With the 10-day event today leaving Russia and passing into Mongolia, the WR450F Rally mounted duo have successfully completed wet and muddy opening forested stages and are now ready to take on the longer, open mountain passes of the middle part of the race.
Yamalube Yamaha Rally Team Look Forward To Silk Way Rally 2019
04 July 2019
Set to compete in round two of the 2019 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, Yamalube Yamaha Rally Team riders Adrien Van Beveren, Xavier de Soultrait and Franco Caimi will soon line up at the start of the Silk Way Rally – a 10-day event that will take competitors from Russia to Mongolia before finishing in China. Covering a vast array of challenging and contrasting terrain, the event offers further opportunity to continue the development of the team’s WR450F Rally machines ahead of the 2020 Dakar Rally.
Kenichi Kuroyama Takes to Podium in 2nd with TY-E at First Round of FIM Trial-E Cup
25 June 2019
Round 1 of the FIM Trial-E Cup was held from June 22 to 23 in Zelhem in the Netherlands alongside Round 3 of the FIM Trial World Championship. The Yamaha Factory Racing Team’s Kenichi Kuroyama guided the TY-E electric trials bike through two laps of 15 sections each and finished with 4 marks and 27 cleans in all, resulting in a narrow miss for the win but a strong 2nd place podium finish.