Charging into action off the back of a highly rewarding season of racing in the 2021 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, the Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team is full gas at the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia.
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Adrien Van Beveren is currently in podium contention, and with his impressive second-place finish in the 2021 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship still fresh in his mind, the Frenchman undoubtedly has his sights set on podium further glory.
For Ross Branch, 2021 was something of a learning year in what was only his first full season of rally racing. Demonstrating his capabilities with an impressive win at Rally Kazakhstan, the Botswana native posted impressive stage finishes at all rounds of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship with a few unfortunate incidents hampering his overall results. Undeterred and with a renewed focus, Ross is harnessing his raw speed to successfully reach the Dakar finish line on January 14.
Lining up with his sights set on securing his best ever result at the Dakar Rally is the third and final Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team rider, Andrew Short. With a wealth of experience, the 39-year-old knows all too well the importance of safely completing each and every stage, as well as how chaotic the Dakar can be. One thing is for sure, never count the US racer out!