With an extremely technical and challenging stage from this year’s Dakar Rally of the Year, Adrian Van Bie is currently ranked fourth overall in finding himself rallied. The remaining two stages are for Yamalube Yamaha’s official rally team knights are now temporary three overall results behind the three minutes.
Commitment to the rally organizers is technically the most demanding stage in the Dakar Rally of 2017, stage 10 Chilecito San Juan of course, live up to all expectations. Into today’s 450-kilometer special determination to maintain or even improve his third overall result, Van Damme suffered too many errors to see the Knights of WR450F assemble lose a provisional overall ranking. Determined to continue the fight until finally, the Frenchman would give him the best special recovery in tomorrow’s 288 km in his provisional position in the top three.
Taking a cautious offensive plan to take full advantage of his experience, Adrian Yamalube Yamaha’s official rally team partner held the Rodriguez to enjoy the most successful stage of his 2017 Dakar Rally event so far. Claiming a well-deserved fifth-place finish from today’s stage, the rider climbed five positions from Portugal to a provisional overall ranking, which he currently is 11th. The two stages went less than three minutes away from the Cavaliers temporarily holding a 10-day overall separation held, with all three Yamaha racing drivers completing the odds still in the top ten of the Dakar Rally.
Continuing the scramble, Xavier de Soultrait committed a series of minor navigation errors that forced the French Yamaha to support the Cavaliers on today’s stage to meet on the 22nd. Dropping eighth in the provisional overall ranking, Xavier was determined to pursue the two phases of the first six past events.
Tomorrow’s penultimate race last day in Dakar Rally features a 100-kilometer-long special this year’s rally. Passengers from San Juan finally sleep in Rio Cuarto, which includes 288 km of special dunes and WRC-styled dirt roads.