Geerts is MX2's 'man of the moment' as the only rider to defeat the championship leader, Jorge Prado, this season. The feat came as the teenager's first Grand Prix race win, and he did it in emphatic style in the opening MX2 race of the weekend as he charged past some of the quickest 250cc riders on the planet, and passed Prado with 2-laps remaining.
The second and final race of the weekend was equally as exciting. Both Monster Energy Kemea Yamaha MX2 riders, Geerts and teammate Ben Watson, got off to fantastic starts. After finishing 12th in Race 1 after tangling with another rider on the opening lap, Watson was out for redemption and forced his way past three riders in the first three turns to take hold of second position.
After an enthralling battle with Adam Sterry for third, Geerts took the position and set his sights on his teammate, Watson, who was doing his best to tail the championship leader, Prado. Geerts' corner speed through the rock-hard clay ruts was mind-blowing, and it was that skill that allowed him to rail around Watson for second position.
The '193' of Geerts set the fastest lap in MX2 this weekend, and it was that incredible pace that saw him reel in the leader by half a second every lap until a small crash in the final throws of the race ruined the chance of a maiden Grand Prix win.
Geerts made a quick remount and held onto second, while Watson came home in third.
Geerts finished on the same points as the eventual Grand Prix winner but was demoted to the second step of the podium as the advantage is given to the rider with the best result in the final race of the day, which in this case was Prado who won Race 2.
Watson fell 1-point short of finishing inside the top-five this weekend. He was sixth and is currently sixth overall in the MX2 championship. He needs 3-points on Mitchell Evans to move up to fifth at the next Grand Prix, which will take place on the weekend of June 9th in Orlyonok, Russia.