Two action-packed races saw the best 250cc riders in the world go head to head at the spectacular Matterley Basin circuit. Unusually warm weather and glorious blue skies encouraged a healthy showing of British fans that were unafraid to make some noise for the home riders. Flying the flag high for the Brits this weekend, Ben Watson gave the spectators what they came for as he drove home a fourth place finish despite being thrown off his rhythm with a small crash on Lap 2.
In a stacked field of talented 250cc riders, any mistake is costly. Unfortunately for Geerts, one too many errors cost him points. The gritty Belgian never gave up and was able to remount his YZ250F in time to claim 5 points with a 16thplace finish.
Race two saw Watson charge from 12th, through the pack with a vengeance. The crowd showed their support with air-horns and roars of excitement as he made a series of incredible passes on his way to a hard-fought fifth place. He finished up fifth in the Grand Prix overall and moved up to fifth in the MX2 Championship standings.
Geerts was able to bounce back from another small error for a deserving sixth place finish, and crucial points in the MX2 championship chase. He was ninth overall in the Grand Prix classification, and is now ninth in the Championship Standings.
The next round of the FIM MX2 World Championship will take place next weekend, March 31st in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands.