Yamaha Motor Europe Drafts Thibault Benistant into Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team
Yamaha Motor Europe Confirms Jago Geerts & Maxime Renaux Through 2022
01 October 2020
Yamaha Motor Europe is pleased to confirm that Jago Geerts will remain with the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 team through 2022. It is also with great pleasure that Yamaha Motor Europe can confirm the young Belgian will be joined on the gate of the 2021 and 2022 MX2 World Championships by young Frenchman Maxime Renaux.
Renaux Narrowly Misses the Podium as Geerts & Watson Look to Bounce Back at the Grand Prix of Europe
30 September 2020
The second of three consecutive events in Mantova, Italy, this week saw SM Action M.C. Migliori’s Maxime Renaux narrowly miss the podium at the MX2 Grand Prix of Città di Mantova – round 10 of the FIM Motocross World Championship. Renaux was classified fourth overall while Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 duo of Jago Geerts and Ben Watson fought back from crashes to finish seventh and ninth.
Watson Celebrates First Podium Finish in 2020
27 September 2020
The ninth round of the MX2 World Championship was marked by Ben Watson’s incredible speed and finesse onboard his Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 YZ250FM around the sandy Mantova circuit in Italy. The 23-year-old Brit uncorked his first bottle of podium champagne on the third step of the box after finishing sixth and second in the two championship races. SM Action M.C. Migliori’s Maxime Renaux narrowly missed the box by 1-point and was classified fourth overall. At the same time, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2’s Jago Geerts was ninth after a day spoiled by crashes.
Geerts Ties for Victory in Faenza
13 September 2020
The impressive Monte Coralli circuit in Faenza, Italy, played host to the MX2 World Championship for the third time in the space of week with the eighth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship taking place in front of 1000 spectators. Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2’s Jago Geerts treated the small number of fans that were permitted to attend to a stunning race win followed by a hard fought second place finish for second overall. Teammate, Ben Watson, showed a glimpse of his potential after an incredible start in the second race. The Brit finished seventh and fifth in the points-paying races for sixth overall.
Renaux Racks Up Another Podium Finish in Faenza
09 September 2020
Riding a wave of confidence after celebrating a first ever Grand Prix win only two-days ago, SM Action M.C. Migliori’s Maxime Renaux mounted the second step of the podium at the seventh round of the FIM Motocross World Championship in Faenza, Italy, today to collect his third piece of Grand Prix silverware this season. Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2’s Jago Geerts managed to salvage fourth overall after a spectacular crash in the final race while teammate Ben Watson rounded out the top-10.
Renaux Achieves Three Career Milestones at Italian Grand Prix
06 September 2020
SM Action M.C. Migliori’s Maxime Renaux celebrated a trio of career milestones at the sixth round of the MX2 World Championship in Faenza, Italy - the first of three back-to-back rounds at the steep, fast-paced, rough and rutty Italian circuit. The 20-year-old Frenchman put his YZ250F on Pole for the first time in his career and confirmed his speed with a maiden race and Grand Prix win. The ‘959’ was joined on the podium by Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2’s Jago Geerts who mounted the second step of the podium and inched closer to the championship lead. The Belgian is now a mere 3-points from reclaiming the red-plate.