Up against some tough competition, which included the current MX2 Championship leader, Geerts put in two compelling rides to go unbeaten in both races for the overall victory.
After a fall in the opening race where he set the fastest lap of the race while racing to ninth position, Watson proved his true potential by pushing his teammate, Geerts, to the flag in the second and final race. The Brit finished within 1-second of the young Belgian and was 20-seconds clear of the rider in third position which was Hutten Metaal Yamaha EMX250’s Thibault Benistant. His 9-2 scorecard put him fifth overall for the day.
Benistant was ninth in the final classification after a spectacular crash in the opening race where he landed side-ways off a ski-jump and was thrown over the ‘bars. He managed to claw his way back to 15th after a hearty recovery and made up for his error in the final race with an impressive third-place finish.
Geerts, alongside Hutten Metaal Yamaha Official EMX250’s trio of Benistant, Gianluca Facchetti and Dave Kooiker, will line-up for one more ‘warm-up’ race this weekend, August 2nd, in Axel, The Netherlands, while Watson will have a weekend off before heading out to Latvia for the reboot of the 2020 MX2 and EMX250 Championships’.