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Off Road Athlete

Adrien Van Beveren

France France


Adrien Van Beveren was already an off-road motorcycle racing ‘bright light’ before he morphed from a superlative sand rider into an authentic Dakar Rally prospect. The Frenchman won the prestigious Enduropale Le Touquet beach race three years in a row while also casting an eye on perhaps the most difficult and dangerous contest of them all - The Dakar Rally. Adrien received plaudits for grabbing sixth position at his first attempt at the 9000km two-week Dakar in 2016 and only just missed out on a maiden podium finish in his second try. A friendly, determined and young athlete, ‘VBA’ is just as happy wowing crowds with his Enduro acumen and then appeasing fans on one of his frequent turnouts at MXGP as a spectator. Among a raft of special riders from France, Adrien is one of the country’s most versatile and treasured.


  • 2017: Dakar Rally, Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team
  • 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)