Turbocharged YXZ1000R Prototype Completes Successful Shakedown Test in Morocco
Ross Branch Wins Opening Stage At Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge
07 November 2021
Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team’s Ross Branch has begun the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge in the best way possible with victory on stage one. Up to speed and confident in his ability to master the challenging sand dunes that formed a large part of the special, Branch moved into the lead mid-way through the opening stage and now lies at the top of the overall provisional classification. Rounding out a highly positive start to the event for the team, Adrien Van Beveren and Andrew Short brought their Yamaha WR450F Rally machines home in fifth and sixth place, respectively.
Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team Ready For 2021 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship Final
04 November 2021
The Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team are putting the final touches to their preparations ahead of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, and are ready for the final round of the 2021 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship. With all riders feeling confident and knowing the significance of the race as the final competitive outing ahead of the Dakar Rally next January, Adrien Van Beveren, Andrew Short, and Ross Branch are all poised and ready to take to the start on November 7.
Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team Successfully Complete Rallye Du Maroc With Adrien Van Beveren Claiming Fifth Overall
13 October 2021
Bringing to an end a highly productive week at the Rallye Du Maroc for the Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team, Adrien Van Beveren has successfully crossed the event’s finish in an impressive fifth place overall. Posting incredibly consistent stage results throughout, Van Beveren completed the final special as the ninth-fastest rider and less than four minutes behind the stage winner. For Andrew Short, the American safely brought his Yamaha WR450F Rally to the finish line in Zagora as the 12th fastest rider for ninth overall while Ross Branch placed fifth, for 26th overall.
Adrien Van Beveren Impresses On The Penultimate Day Of Racing At The Rallye Du Maroc
12 October 2021
Maintaining his impressive speed and consistency through the technical fourth stage at the Rally du Maroc, Adrien Van Beveren opened much of today’s special. Despite the arduous task, the Frenchman brought his Yamaha WR450F Rally home just 10 minutes behind the overall stage winner for a strong eighth place finish. His solid performance on the penultimate day of racing edges him one step closer to securing an overall top-five result. For teammate Andrew Short, a 12th place stage finish moves the American up to ninth in the overall provisional classification while Ross Branch encountered a technical issue.
Strong Stage Three Results For Andrew Short And Adrien Van Beveren At Rallye Du Maroc
11 October 2021
Capitalising on their excellent navigational skills throughout the technical third stage at the 2021 Rallye du Maroc, Andrew Short and Adrien Van Beveren have both impressed to place third and fourth respectively. From the very start of the special, the duo were immediately on the pace and in contention for top-five results aboard their Yamaha WR450F Rally machines. Frustratingly for Ross Branch, a crash, and an error with his navigation cost yesterday’s star performer dearly, with the Botswana native ultimately crossing the finish line as the 18th fastest rider.
Ross Branch Places Sixth On Rallye Du Maroc Stage Two
10 October 2021
Following on from what was a challenging opening stage on the 2021 Rallye Du Maroc, Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team’s Ross Branch has bounced back strongly, putting together a calculated ride on stage two to secure a positive sixth-place finish. For team-mate Adrien Van Beveren, the Frenchman frustratingly lost his way in the final kilometres of the stage, losing time and ultimately completing the stage as the 12th fastest rider. Andrew Short placed 15th following a trouble-free ride across the Moroccan desert.