Yamaha riders entered the 2019 Enduropale Du Touquet looking to deliver the brand's eighth consecutive victory, at what is one of the world's toughest and most popular one-day off-road competitions. With the start of the three-hour long event getting the racing underway at 14:00pm local time, Yamaha's Adrien Van Beveren and Milko Potisek both got off to good starts. Both were among the first riders to reach the first corner at the end of the long, high-speed start straight.
Enjoying a consistent pace from start to finish, 2017 Enduropale Du Touquet winner Daymond Martens made sure he always remained within striking distance to the leading group of riders. Inside the top 10 throughout the race, the rider from Belgium started moving up the provisional standings as the race entered its third and most crucial hour.
Crossing the finish line less than five minutes behind the eventual winner, YZ450F powered Martens wrapped up the 2019 Enduropale Du Touquet with a highly positive second place result.
Less than a month after his strong ride at the 2019 Dakar Rally, three-time Enduropale Du Touquet winner Adrien Van Beveren returned to the French beach aboard his YZ450F machine. Improving his pace as the race progressed, Adrien made good use of his vast beach racing experience to cross the finish line in an impressive fourth position.
Finishing seventh and eighth respectively, Maxime Sot and Victor Brossier were the third and fourth Yamaha mounted riders who earned results inside the top eighth at this year's Enduropale Du Touquet. Enjoying a great race, defending champion Milko Potisek took the provisional lead with one-hour to go. Involved in a great battle for the win with Nathan Watson, Milko suffered a small technical issue during the last lap and was unable to finish the race.
With YFZ450R mounted Matthieu Ternynck winning the Quaduro class, Yamaha enjoyed strong representation across all categories at the 2019 Enduropale Du Touquet.