Geerts Grabs Second Overall at Grand Prix of Trentino
Renaux Tightens his Grip on MX2 Championship Lead in Turkey
07 September 2021
Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2’s Maxime Renaux made his seventh podium appearance today at the ninth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey. The Frenchman finished on the same points as the defending World Champion Tom Vialle but was summoned to the second step of the podium, as the result of the final race decided the Grand Prix overall. Nevertheless, the ‘959’ leaves Turkey with an even greater championship lead. Thibault Benistant finished fourth overall, narrowly missing the podium by 2-points, while Jago Geerts finished eighth overall after a fall in the final race.
Renaux Extends MX2 Championship Lead with Another Race Win & Podium Finish
04 September 2021
Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2’s Maxime Renaux celebrated the eighth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship in Afyon, Turkey, from the second step of the podium following an emphatic race win in the final race of the day. 25-points for the win paired with the 18-points scored for fourth position in Race 1; the French ace has successfully extended his MX2 Championship lead to 37-points.
Renaux Extends Championship Lead with Double Moto Victory as Geerts Takes Second
07 August 2021
Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2’s Maxime Renaux dominated the MX2 Grand Prix of Latvia with a double race win – the first of his career – to extend his championship lead out to 34-points. Jago Geerts mounted the second step of the podium and moved up to third in the championship standings, while Thibault Benistant put all three YZ250FMs inside the top-five with a fifth overall. As a result, Yamaha has strengthened its Manufacturers's Title defense.
Geerts Victorious on Home Soil as Renaux Extends MX2 Championship Lead
01 August 2021
Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2’s Jago Geerts celebrated an emphatic Grand Prix win on home soil at the MX2 Grand Prix of Flanders in Lommel, Belgium. The Belgian was joined on the podium by Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 teammate Maxime Renaux who extended his MX2 Championship lead to 26-points over Mattia Gaudagnini. At the same time, Thibault Benistant was the third Yamaha YZ250FM rider to finish inside the top-four. He was fourth overall.
Renaux Races to Second Overall & Retains MX2 Championship Lead as Benistant Celebrates First-Ever MX2 Podium Finish
25 July 2021
The Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 team celebrated a historic final race at the Czech Grand Prix in Loket, with all three riders finishing inside the top-three. The teams’ youngest rider, Thibault Benistant, claimed his second-ever MX2 race victory ahead of teammates Maxime Renaux and Jago Geerts. As a result, the 18-year-old was able to celebrate a maiden MX2 podium finish. Renaux held off a hard-charging Geerts to finish second in Race 2 for second overall, while Geerts finished third in the race for sixth overall.
Geerts Dominant in Oss as Renaux Takes MX2 Championship Lead
18 July 2021
Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2’s Jago Geerts was unstoppable at the fourth round of FIM Motocross World Championship in Oss, The Netherlands, as he powered his YZ250FM to a double race victory – his first of 2021. Maxime Renaux added to the teams’ success on Dutch soil, with the 30-points scored for fourth overall being enough to take the MX2 Championship lead, while Thibault Benistant tied for 10th. As a result, Yamaha has reclaimed its place at the top of the table in the manufacturers’ standings.