Hosting the opening round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas, the Hail Rally is set to provide challenging terrain and, more importantly for Van Beveren, the opportunity to enter into competition following a disrupted season of rally racing. Ensuring plenty of pre-Dakar saddle time, Van Beveren will also make a second outing, at round two of the Hail Rally, where a similar race format will provide two further days of valuable racing in the desert.
With each competitor receiving their roadbook just 20 minutes prior to the beginning of each stage, mirroring the exact same procedure that will be used at the Dakar Rally, the Hail Rally looks set to provide the perfect end-of-year shakedown for Adrien.
With the fast-approaching Dakar now less than one month away, Van Beveren has been training hard in recent weeks, in the sand dunes close to Dubai. Focusing on his roadbook skills, along with fine-tuning his Yamaha WR450F Rally, his time spent training has been extremely positive, as he becomes re-acquainted with the challenges of desert racing.