And just like that, we’ve won the 2023 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge!
The lucky one who bites the gold belongs to others HondaAdrien Van Beveren – a Frenchman celebrating his second win in last year’s Rally Andalusia.
This means that, as of now, Van Beveren is second in the World Rally Championship title with 42 points. Another 5 nice points and he will be number one in the next big event: the Dakar Rally.
“It’s a really great feeling to win for me as a driver and for investing in my team,” Commented on this person in a recent press release Monster Energy Honda.
“It was kind of frustrating to not get on the podium at the last Dakar, it was so close. It feels great to be here now and win the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge a few weeks after the Dakar Rally .”
“Really happy with the vibe and the spirit of the team, it’s great when you can win and have fun at the same time.”
Here are the current provisional rankings after Stage 5:
|1||Van Bever |
|42||from||Monster Energy Honda Team||17:13:39|
|77||ARG||Husqvarna Factory Racing||17:17:57|
|18||outside of||Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team||17:18:52|
|11||Zhi||Monster Energy Honda Team||17:18:54|
|5||Evan Branch |
|16||BWA||Hero Racing Team Rally||17:19:56|
|10||U.S.||Husqvarna Factory Racing||17:20:02|
|2||U.S.||Monster Energy Honda Team||17:23:44|
Who do you think will win the Dakar?