Looking forward to getting back into rally competition, Adrien Van Beveren will be the sole official representative of the Yamalube Yamaha Rally Team competing in the Moroccan event. Ahead of him, the Merzouga Rally promises five full and demanding days of racing, kicking off with a short, opening prologue. Four stages in the sands of Southern Morocco with challenging navigation, in and around the town of Erfoud, will then follow. The event reaches its end with the closing Extreme GP - an explosive, mass start, final day sprint.
Enjoying positive results at the 2017 edition of the Merzouga Rally where Yamalube Yamaha Rally Team rider Xavier de Soultrait claimed victory, in 2019 the team is focused on more success as Van Beveren makes his first competitive post-Dakar Rally outing. The race is the first of a number of competitions in which the Frenchman, who is riding with #1 on his bike, and the Yamalube Yamaha Racing Team will compete, ahead of Dakar 2020. The Moroccan event offers the perfect opportunity to further improve rider navigational skills and for the team to fine-tune the set-up of the WR450F Rally.