On the 2nd of January 2017, the Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team will leave the start line for stage one of the 2017 Dakar Rally. 

Onboard the 2017 WR450F Rally, riders Helder Rodriguez, Adrien van Beveren, Alessandro Botturi and Rodney Fagotter will make the start from Asuncíon in Paraguay for the first time, before continuing through Bolivia and ending, on the 14th January, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.