Optimistic Opener for Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2
Geerts & Watson Make History at Penultimate Round in Pietramurata
04 November 2020
The Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 team achieved its ultimate goal at the Grand Prix of Pietramurata with Jago Geerts and Ben Watson celebrating the 17th and penultimate round of the FIM MX2 World Championship from the top two steps of the podium. As a result, Geerts has secured the silver medal in the 2020 FIM MX2 World Championship. SM Action M.C. Migliori Yamaha’s Maxime Renaux was classified fourth overall, while Hutten Metaal Yamaha Official EMX250’s Thibault Benistant rounded out the top-five.
Geerts Returns to the Top of the Box in Trentino
01 November 2020
Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2’s Jago Geerts returned to his winning ways at the 16th round of the MX2 World Championship in Pietramurata, Italy finishing 3-1 for his fifth overall victory of the season. SM Action M.C. Migliori’s Maxime Renaux and Hutten Metaal Yamaha Official EMX250’s Thibault Benistant put in fantastic rides to finish fifth and sixth, respectively.
Watson Celebrates Maiden Grand Prix Win in Lommel
25 October 2020
Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2’s Ben Watson celebrated his very first Grand Prix win at the 15th round of the MX2 World Championship in Lommel, Belgium, as drama continued for teammate Jago Geerts who ended up ninth in the overall classification after falling from the front of the field in both races.
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.