Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team Ready To Take On Sardinia 2016
Following their successful outing at the Merzouga Rally in Morocco, Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team riders are now geared up and ready for their return to the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship and the Sardegna (Sardinia) Rally, Italy. Helder Rodrigues and Adrien Van Beveren will be joined by teammate Alessandro Botturi with all three riders focused on securing yet more podium success in 2016 for Yamaha.
Playing host to round three of the 2016 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship the Sardinia contest will see Yamaha Team’s Helder Rodrigues continue his battle for a strong overall result in this year’s series. Securing third overall at round two of the championship, the Sealine Cross Country Rally in April, Helder is confident he can challenge for the victory in Sardinia.
Placing a strong third overall last week at Merzouga, Adrien Van Beveren will look to continue his impressive 2016 season in Sardinia. Focused on making the most out of this latest challenge, the Frenchman knows that another overall podium finish is well within his reach.
Joining the Yamalube Yamaha Team for the first time after injury at this year’s Dakar, Alessandro Botturi lines up at the start of Sardinia knowing he has the skills to battle for the win. Working hard ahead of his recent return to competition, the Yamaha Team rider is fired up to make a notable impact on his home round of the series.
Kicking off with a short Prologue in the city of Budoni on Thursday, June 2, the 2016 edition of the Sardinia Rally will see participants set off for a six-day adventure of more than 1,300 kilometres around the heart of the Italian island.