Strong Showing From Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team At 2018 Morocco Rally

Strong Showing From Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team At 2018 Morocco Rally

09.10.2018: The Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team have completed a successful final test before the upcoming Dakar Rally at this year's Morocco Rally.

The Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team have completed a successful final test before the upcoming Dakar Rally at this year's Morocco Rally.



With Adrien Van Beveren collecting a solid sixth place result in the final standings and Xavier de Soultrait showing improved pace throughout the event in Africa, the team are now ready to enter the final part of their preparations ahead of next January's Dakar.




Playing host to the final round of the 2018 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, the 2018 Morocco Rally saw the elite of international rally racers battle for success for six consecutive days on widely varied terrain. From enduro-styled technical sections to fast gravel tracks and sandy dunes, this year's Morocco Rally was a true challenge for men and machines.



Improving his race pace as the rally progressed, Adrien Van Beveren was in a position to be fighting for the top-three in the closing stages of the rally. With his best individual stage coming on the penultimate day, Adrien collected a strong fourth place result on stage four.




Battling through the rally's challenging navigation, Xavier de Soultrait was placed as high as sixth overall before the event's penultimate stage. Suffering a small technical issue on the final stage, the Frenchman was unable to finish the rally.




Seeing his recent hard work pay off, Franco Caimi went head-to-head with the event frontrunners during this year's Morocco Rally. Fighting for the top-three in the overall standings, Franco was frustratingly forced to abandon the race following a crash on stage four. Sustaining a fracture to his right femur, he will be operated on in the coming days, in Barcelona, Spain.




Collecting valuable feedback from their week-long adventure in Morocco, the Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team will continue working hard with the ultimate goal to return even stronger to the upcoming Dakar Rally, which takes place in Peru on January 6-17, 2019.




Adrien Van Beveren - Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team rider
6th Overall


"For the first time since my crash during the previous Dakar, this week I felt I could race at the same level as my fastest competitors. It's been a challenging rally with tricky navigation and many treacherous parts. There were lots of stony trails and fast sections and I opted not to take many risks.



Overall, I am really happy I could control my pace and be fast whenever I wanted to. The last two stages have been my best at this rally. On the penultimate stage I was battling for a top-three result, but I was the first to arrive at the spot where Franco had crashed. I stayed there for almost one-hour until the helicopter arrived. I want to wish him a speedy recovery and I hope he's back racing with us soon.



 It's also been an honour to race alongside Eric de Seynes and Stéphane Peterhansel, who were competing in the SSV class with the new YXZ1000R. There's a great spirit within the Yamaha team and it feels great to be part of this big family."




Xavier de Soultrait - Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team rider
DNF



"The Morocco Rally was an event we couldn't have missed. It's been a tough week of racing in Africa, but I feel like I've learned a lot and improved during this race. With my team we opted to test some new solutions on my bike. We now have good feedback that we can further analyse ahead of the coming Dakar.



 I am happy with where I'm at right now. I've worked hard to get back to fitness following my injury in the beginning of the year and now I am looking forward to enter this last part of my preparation for the Dakar in January. I want to wish my friend Franco a quick recovery. We have a strong team spirit and we all wish to see him back racing with us soon."





Franco Caimi - Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team rider
DNF


"There's really not much to say at the moment. I've been having a nearly perfect race until the crash. I felt really strong and my goal was to be inside the top-three at the finish. The medical team here at the hospital in Morocco are getting some lasts tests to allow me to fly back to Europe.



 In the coming days I will have my leg operated on in Barcelona and then I will head back home to begin my rehabilitation. It's a bummer to end the season like this, but I will do my best to recover as quickly as possible."




Alexandre Kowalski – Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team director




 "Our plan coming into the Morocco Rally was to test new solutions and allow our riders to enjoy more time racing their rally bikes ahead of the Dakar. This event leaves us with mixed emotions. All three of our riders did a great job. Adrien kept improving his pace and his results as the race went on and in my opinion he is now a lot more ready for the Dakar.



Compared to where he was at this time last year, he's a lot more prepared for the race next January. Xavier also worked hard these last few days here in Morocco. We tried some new solutions on Xavier's bike and managed to collect useful data for the future. As for Franco, he was really having the perfect race until his crash.



We're really strong as a team and we were all deeply affected by the news. I've spent the last few days close to Franco at the hospital and we are all positive for a speedy recovery."





2018 Morocco Rally - Final Overall Classification [Provisional]

1. Toby Price (AUS), KTM, 16:08:37
2. Matthias Walkner (AUT), KTM, 16:16:09, +07:32
3. Ricky Brabec (USA), Honda, 16:25:12, +16:35
4. Pablo Quintanilla (CHL), Husqvarna, 16:43:29, +34:52
5. Paulo Goncalves (POR), Honda, 16:57:51, +49:14
6. Adrien Van Beveren (FRA), Yamaha, 17:05:40, +57:03

 

 

- Yamaha Amsterdam also photo

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/yamaha-yamalube-official-team-morocco-rally-strong---181825.html

09.10.2018 / MaP

Weitere Beiträge

Rallye du Maroc: Przygonski secures 2018 World Cup victory
09.10.2018
•    Podium for Przygonski•    Despres takes third placeTwo cars built by X-raid finished on the podium at the Rallye du Maroc. Kuba Przygonski (POL) and Tom weiter >>
Toyota's Al-Attiyah clinches fifth successive Rally of Morocco win
09.10.2018
Rally of MoroccoOctober 3-9, 2018Tuesday, October 9th  2018•        Frenchman Chabot and Dutchman Ten Brinke finish fifth and sixth •     &n weiter >>
Qatar's Adel Abdulla confirms third in Morocco and the Runner-up spot in FIA T2 World Championship
09.10.2018
Adel Abdulla recovered strongly from missing two days of the Rally of Morocco with ECU issues and carded the second quickest time on the final selective section between Erfoud and Fes on Tuesday. But the massive time penalties that the Qata weiter >>
Selected driver quotes after Rallye du Maroc final stage
09.10.2018
QuotesNasser Al-Attiyah: “It’s unbelievable that we’ve been able to win our fifth consecutive Rallye du Maroc. The stages here in Morocco have been really hard, just like they always are. We had days with over 300 kilometres of racin weiter >>
Dakar champions make their mark with wins at Rallye du Maroc
09.10.2018
(clockwise) Nasser Al-Attiyah, Toby Price, Kuba Przygonski & Cyril Despres © Kin Marcin/Red Bull Content PoolThe spoils at the 2018 Rallye du Maroc have been snapped up by a pair of offroad racers on course for more success at the upcoming D weiter >>
Toby Price and KTM win 2018 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship
09.10.2018
5th Rd. Rally 2018 – Morocco (MAR)Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider Toby Price has won the 2018 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship with victory at the final round of the season – the Rally du Maroc. His win in Morocco weiter >>
Qatar's Adel Abdulla bounces back with second quickest time
08.10.2018
... on punishing loop stage through Moroccan desertsRally of Morocco October 4-9, 2018Monday, October 8th 2018Adel Abdulla was given authorisation to start the penultimate selective section of the 20 weiter >>
Toby Price wins Rally du Maroc stage 4 to retake overall lead
08.10.2018
5th Rd. Rally du Maroc 2018 – Morocco (MAR)Toby Price has won the fourth stage of the 2018 Rally du Maroc with an impressive performance that saw him post a time seven minutes faster than the second-place finisher. weiter >>
Rallye du Maroc 2018 / Price keeps rival Walkner at bay as Sainz slips off car pace
08.10.2018
Australian leads Rallye du Maroc bike race at midway point over dunes. Toby Price kept his nose in front of Red Bull KTM Factory bike team-mate Matthias Walkner at the midway point of the 2018 Rallye du Maroc as Carlos Sainz slipped off the car pace. Here weiter >>
Sam Sunderland fastet on first half of Rally du Maroc marathon stage
07.10.2018
5th Rd. Rally 2018 – Morocco (MAR)Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Sam Sunderland has won Stage Three of the 2018 Rally du Maroc. By posting the second-fastest time of the day, Matthias Walkner moves to the top of the provisional overall standings one place ahead of Toby Price who finished the stage in sixth.  weiter >>
Hugo Arellano - Baja Guadalajara review
07.10.2018
Un problème technique mineur a obligé les Luxembourgeois à jeter l'éponge .  Comme souvent, tout avait bien commencé:•    un 15ème temps au classement général durant le Pro weiter >>
Driver quotes at Mid Point of Rallye du Maroc
07.10.2018
Rallye du MarocSunday, October 7th  2018   QuotesNasser Al-Attiyah: “Everybody wants to win this race because it’s the last cross country race in 2018. This race weiter >>
No shortage of drama on the dunes at the 2018 Rallye du Maroc
07.10.2018
Rallye du MarocSunday, October 7th  2018   Photo caption:   (clockwise) Carlos Sainz, Toby Price, Nasser Al-Attiyah & Matthias Walkner© Kin Marcin/Red Bull Content PoolA weiter >>
Stage two win for Matthias Walkner in Morocco
06.10.2018
5th Rd. Rally 2018 – Morocco (MAR)Saturday, October 6th, 2018   Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner has won a challenging Stage Two of the 2018 Rally du Maroc. Opening the stage, Toby Price posted the second-fast weiter >>
Qatar's Adel Abdulla suffers major T2 title setback at Rally of Morocco
06.10.2018
Rally of Morocco October 4-9, 2018 Saturday, October 6th, 2018Qatar’s Adel Abdulla suffered a major setback to his goal of winning back the FIA T2 World Championship title at the end of the opening desert selecti weiter >>
Toby Price wins Rally du Maroc stage one
05.10.2018
5th Rd. Rally 2018 – Morocco (MAR)Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has won the first stage of the 2018 Rally du Maroc. Teammates Matthias Walkner and Sam Sunderland completed a KTM lockout of the top three places by f weiter >>
Qatar's Adel Abdulla has work cut out to claw back lost time in Rally of Morocco
05.10.2018
Rally of Morocco October 4-9, 2018Friday, October 5th, 2018Qatar’s Adel Abdulla held third overall in the T2 category after the opening desert selective section of the 2018 Rally of Morocco on Friday. T weiter >>
Price leads out Red Bull KTM Factory Team trio in Morocco
05.10.2018
 Australian rider shines in the sand as Despres impresses at car prologue. Australian Toby Price led out a Red Bull KTM Factory Team 1-2-3 at the 2018 Rallye du Maroc prologue leg as the X-raid MINI JCW Team cars got their first tas weiter >>
Desert racing royalty makes lightening start at Rallye du Maroc
05.10.2018
photo caption: Toby Price, Matthias Walkner, Cyril Despres & Nasser Al-Attiyah © Kin Marcin/Red Bull Content PoolA flat-out prologue leg has kicked off the 2018 Rallye du Maroc and put some familiar faces in early control of the race. The weiter >>
Strong start for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing on Rally du Maroc prologue
04.10.2018
5th Rd. Rally 2018 – Morocco (MAR)   Red Bull KTM Factory Racing riders Toby Price, Matthias Walkner and Sam Sunderland have posted the three fastest times on the short, 10-kilometre Prologue stage of the 2018 Rally du Maroc. KTM Factory R weiter >>
Eric De Seynes & Stéphane Peterhansel Set To Race Yamaha’s YXZ100R At Morocco Rally
04.10.2018
Taking place on October 3/9, the 2018 Morocco Rally is a 1,907km adventure in the Saharan Desert.   Organised by highly-experienced racer David Castera, the event will be a true challenge for all competitors. Yamaha will be very well rep weiter >>
Hugo Arellano - Fabien Bigard Baja Guadalajara preview
04.10.2018
 Les deux Luxembourgeois veulent emmagasiner un maximum de kilomètres   C'est direction l'Espagne et plus précisément à Guadalajara (50 kilomètres au Nord-est de Madrid) que Hugo Arellano et Fabi weiter >>
Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team Riders Looking For Success At 2018 Morocco Rally
03.10.2018
Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team riders Adrien Van Beveren, Xavier de Soultrait and Franco Caimi are all-set to contest the 2018 Morocco Rally. Using the five-stage event as part of their preparation for the upcoming Dakar Rally, the three WR450F Rally po weiter >>
Dakar heavyweights head to Rallye du Maroc for final tune-up
03.10.2018
Photo caption: (clockwise) MINI John Cooper Works Buggy, Carlos Sainz, Toby Price & Nasser Al-Attiyah © Flavien Duhamel/Kin Marcin/Frederic Le Floc'h/DPPI/Red Bull Content PoolTop contenders for Dakar Rally glory o weiter >>
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing head to Morocco for 2018 Rally du Maroc
02.10.2018
5th Rd. Rally 2018 – Morocco (MAR)Red Bull KTM Factory Racing riders Toby Price, Matthias Walkner and Sam Sunderland are ready to race the fifth and final round of the 2018 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship – the Rally du Maroc, in Moroc weiter >>
Dakar champions step on gas with the X-raid MINI JCW Team
02.10.2018
  Stéphane Peterhansel, Carlos Sainz and Cyril Despres will race the 2019 Dakar Rally with the X-raid MINI JCW Team The crackle of excitement surrounding the 2019 Dakar Rally just got a whole lot louder. The new X-raid MINI JCW Tea weiter >>
Three MINI John Cooper Works Rally to compete at Rallye du Maroc
01.10.2018
Rallye du Maroc 2018 – Round 10, FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup3rd-9th October 2018     MINI driver Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski and co-driver Tom Colsoul poised to secure the FIA Cross Country Rally Wo weiter >>
Liu Kun and Andrey Karginov won the Chinese part of Silk Way Rally 2018
01.10.2018
The second half of the eighth edition of the international Silk Way Rally was completed on Friday, 28th September, the race has been won by Liu Kun (China) in the car category and Andrey Karginov (Russia) in the truck class.The last day came with the toughest moment, a weiter >>
Qatar's Adel Abdulla prepares for T2 desert showdown in Morocco
01.10.2018
Rally of MoroccoOctober 4-9, 2018Qatar’s Adel Abdulla is in Morocco to prepare for the start of his most important cross-country rally of a dramatic season.The six-day Rally of Morocco is the most popular round of the FIA weiter >>

Kategorien

STROOSSEN ENGLEN ASBL www.stroossenenglen.lu

© 2001-2017 automobilsport.com full copyright automobilsport.com