Yamaha Wins 2020 MX2 Manufacturers Title
Yamaha Motor Europe Drafts Thibault Benistant into Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team
21 October 2020
Yamaha Motor Europe is pleased to announce that Thibault Benistant will join the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 team for the 2021 season. The recently crowned EMX250 Champion will race a YZ250FM in the FIM MX2 World Championship alongside Jago Geerts and Maxime Renaux.
Watson & Geerts Toast Second & Third at Grand Prix of Limburg
21 October 2020
Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2’s Ben Watson toasted a career-best result after two scintillating performances at the 14th round of the FIM MX2 World Championship in Lommel, Belgium. The ‘919’ went 2-3 for second overall while teammate Jago Geerts went 1-7 to secure the final place on the podium after a spectacular crash in Race 2.
Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Celebrates Historic Double Podium
18 October 2020
The 13th round of the FIM MX2 World Championship in Lommel, Belgium, was one for the history books with the Hans Corvers led Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 team toasting an unforgettable first-ever double podium. Ben Watson started the day with an emphatic race win – the first of his career, which he backed up with an inspiring ride back from a hard-hitting crash to finish fifth in Race 2 for third overall. Teammate, Jago Geerts made amends to his mistake-filled first race with a hard-fought race win in the final outing to mount the second step of the podium. The Belgian was fourth in Race 1.
Geerts Celebrates Spanish Grand Prix from Second Step of the Podium
11 October 2020
Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2’s Jago Geerts celebrated the 12th round of the FIM Motocross World Championship at the brand-new Xanadu-Arroyomolinos venue in Madrid, Spain, from the second step of the podium. Teammate Ben Watson finished seventh overall after another serving of tough luck in the opening race.
Geerts Bounces Back with Brilliant Grand Prix Victory
04 October 2020
Back to the familiar setting of Mantova for the 11th round of the FIM Motocross World Championship, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2’s Jago Geerts bounced back from two difficult rounds with an emphatic Grand Prix win. Teammate Ben Watson was fourth overall and missed the podium by 1-point after a brilliant race to third in the final outing.
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.