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Adrien Van Beveren

Adrien van Beveren

Prior to switching to rally, Frenchman Adrien Van Beveren enjoyed a successful motocross career, while also becoming one of the world's best sand riders. Winning numerous beach races in France since 2008, he dominated the famous Enduropale du Touquet from 2014 through to 2016, claiming a hat trick of wins.

Since making his Dakar Rally debut in 2016, where he claimed a highly impressive sixth-place result, the prestigious event hasn’t gone Van Beveren’s way in recent years. Despite establishing himself as one of the riders to beat during the early stages of the race, frustrating crashes and misfortune have ruled him out of contention during the last three editions.

Frustratingly, a crash and a subsequent broken collarbone at the 2020 edition ended his participation on day three day while in 2019 the then 27-year-old was executing a near-perfect rally, holding advantage right up to stage nine. But, as is sometimes the way with an arduous event like the Dakar Rally, a small technical issue brought his participation in the event to an untimely end.

Stamping his mark on the 2018 Dakar Rally, he held the provisional overall lead for five days until disaster struck. An unfortunate crash shortly before the end of stage 10 came at a point where he was looking to further extend his lead in the provisional overall standings.

Since taking the global rally scene by surprise in 2016, Adrien has established himself as a contender for victory wherever he lines up. With a strong runner up finish at the Andalucia Rally in October 2020 against an impressive line-up of rally racers that he’ll face at the 2021 Dakar Rally, Van Beveren is fighting fit and ready to take on the world’s toughest rally.

Personal Details:

Date of Birth: 04-02-1991
Place of Birth: Hazebrouck, France
Nationality: French
Height: 1.87m
Weight (kg): 85kg
Marital Status: Single
Hobbies: Wave Runner, wakeboard, car rally, SSV

Career Highlights

2020: 2nd Andalucia Rally / DNF Dakar Rally, Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team
2019:
DNF Dakar Rally [leader at stage nine of 11] / 1st Merzouga Rally / 3rd Silk Way Rally
2018: DNF Dakar Rally [1 stage win, crashed while leading the overall] Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team / 8th, Atacama Rally / 5th, Desafio Inka / 6th, Morocco Rally
2017: 4th, Dakar Rally, Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team / 8th, Atacama Rally / 19th, Desafio Ruta 40 Rally / 2nd, Baja Inka Rally / 18th, Oilibya Maroc Rally
2016: 6th, Dakar Rally, Yamalube Yamaha Junior Rally Team / 3rd, Merzouga Rally / 7th, Sardinia Rally / 1st, Enduropale du Touquet / 1st, Supercross Del Verano
2015: 1st, Enduropale du Touquet - France / 1st, French Sand Championship / 1st, Enduro Del Verano (Argentina) / 1st, Supercross Del Verano (Argentina)
2014: 1st, Enduropale du Touquet - France / 1st, French Sand Championship / 1st, Supercross Del Verano (Argentina) / 3rd, "Ronde des Sables Hossegor" Race - FFM Sand Championship
2013: 1st, Enduro Del Verano (Argentina) / 1st, "Ronde des Sables Loon-Plage" Race - FFM Sand Championship / 1st, "Saint Léger de Blason" Race - FFM Sand Championship / 3rd, Enduropale du Touquet - France
2012: 1st, Supercross Del Verano (Argentina) / 1st, "Saint Léger de Blason" Race - FFM Sand Championship / 3rd, "Gurp TT Grayan" Race - France
2011: 1st, "Ronde des Sables Loon-Plage" - FFM Sand Championship / 4th, Enduropale du Touquet - France
2010: 1st, French Sand Championship / 2nd, Enduropale du Touquet - France / 3rd, "Gurp TT Grayan" Race - France
2009: 4th, "Ronde des Sables Loon-Plage" - FFM Sand Championship / 6th, Enduropale du Touquet - France
2008: 1st, French Sand Championship E1 / 8th, FIM Motocross World Championship Junior Category