The Silk Way Rally is one of the most popular rallies on the calendar. With forests, sand, gravel, and mountains to contend with, the event presents all competitors with a truly diverse mix of terrain. Following the traditional opening ceremony on July 1 in Russia, all riders will then embark on successfully completing 10 timed special stages against the clock before reaching the finish line in Mongolia on July 11.
Competing at the Silk Way Rally for the very first time, Ross Branch lines up looking for more success following his impressive victory at round one of the 2021 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, Rally Kazakhstan. Excited for 10 consecutive days of racing, Ross will be focusing on delivering consistent stage results throughout the rally to secure another strong finish aboard his Yamaha WR450F Rally.
Arriving in Russia following his confidence-boosting third-place overall result at Rally Kazakhstan, Adrien Van Beveren is fully focused on delivering a solid performance at the Silk Way Rally. With a third-place finish at the 2019 edition, the Frenchman takes to the start line with valuable experience of the event and well aware of the challenge that lies ahead.
Another rider that impressed at the 2019 Silk Way Rally is the final member of the Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team, Andrew Short. Finishing as runner-up two years ago, Short is excited to take on the 10-day rally with the American favouring the varied terrain that the rally offers. Looking to build upon his fifth-place finish at round one of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, Andrew is well-placed to step onto the podium once again when the rally reaches its conclusion on July 11.