Dakar – Xavier de Soultrait (Yamaha) abandons the Dakar –

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Xavier de Soultrait (Yamaha) abandons the Dakar

Dakar - Xavier de Soultrait (Yamaha) abandons the Dakar -

Disaster for the official Yamaha team at Dakar 2020: Xavier de Soultrait, injured in the wrist at the end of stage 3, throws in the towel in his turn! The manufacturer loses his two top drivers in quick succession after Adrien Van Beveren‘s knockout fall…

The 42nd edition of the Dakar motorcycle will not be remembered for Yamaha: the official team – already deprived of Adrien Van Beveren – has just lost its second star rider with the abandonment of Xavier de Soultrait, who suffers too much from his wrist to continue the rally.

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The 31-year-old driver threw in the towel after bravely gritting his teeth during the first 300 kilometers of the fourth stage, suffering from his injury from a low-speed fall on the tricky tracks of Neom (Saudi Arabia).

On his factory WR450F Rally, Xavier de Soultrait was 10th in the provisional general classification and had lost a lot of time the day before following heading errors and his crash. Volunteer, the Nivernais had taken over the handlebars this morning before realizing that he was already half an hour late after 100 km of special..

Following this retirement, the hopes of the official Yamaha team rest only on Franco Caimi and Jamie McCanney, currently 14th and 31st in the provisional. Sacred responsibility for the Argentinian and the Manxois, who lack Dakar experience…

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