YAMAHA AT THE DAKAR RALLY
With nine Dakar titles since the first race began in 1979, Yamaha have history on their side, and for the 2013 event, a strong performance is expected from Yamaha’s Frans Verhoeven. Riding a race modified YZ450F, Yamaha have contracted Verhoeven for two years, covering the 2013 and 2014 Dakar’s. The factory based support team, out of Yamaha Europe and Yamaha Motor Netherlands, have worked with Verhoeven in the run-up to the Rally, helping him adjust to the new Yamaha YZ450F. Based on his early stage performance, Yamaha can be happy with their new rider.