The battle to bring Yamaha to the top at the 2017 Dakar Rally continues in South America. Successfully fighting their way through five long and challenging stages Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team’s Adrien Van Beveren? and Hélder Rodrigues? along with Yamaha France supported Xavier de Soultrait? are fired up for the second week of racing at this year’s event. Forced out of the race Rodney Faggotter? and Alessandro Botturi? have caught up with their teammates in La Paz and will continue supporting the team until the end. With the trio of Van Beveren, Rodrigues and de Soultrait currently contesting the two-day-long marathon stage from La Paz to Salta, we take a quick look back at a thrilling first week of racing in the lands of Paraguay, Argentina and Bolivia.