Geerts recorded a second consecutive Pole position in the Timed Practice session going a tenth quicker than SM Action M.C. Migliori’s Maxime Renaux. Watson was the third Yamaha rider inside the top-five. He posted the fifth-fastest time.
In the opening race, Geerts got a storming launch off the gate and powered his YZ250FM around the first turn to emerge as the early race leader. The young Belgian ran a consistently quick pace upfront but made a small mistake on Lap-7 and went over the ‘bars. He remounted in second position, 13-seconds behind the current Championship Leader Tom Vialle.
After making a truly astonishing charge where he was lapping 3 – 4 seconds a lap faster than the front-runner, Geerts found himself right on the tailpipe of Vialle with 5-minutes remaining. Vialle did his best to fend off the hard-charging Yamaha rider but could not match the Belgian’s blistering pace. Geerts secured his 12th race win of the season – 13th of his career – after making an incredible pass on his main rival with 3 laps remaining.
In the second and final race, Geerts pulled his fifth holeshot of the season but was quickly shuffled back to second position by Roan van de Moosedijk. The Belgian battled back and reclaimed the lead but suffered a spectacular fall on Lap-8 and was pinned under his bike.
After freeing himself from the wreck, Geerts dug deep to salvage seventh.
Ben Watson was sensational as he carved his way through the field after starting mid-pack in both races. Two truly stunning rides with multiple mind-blowing passes saw the 23-year-old finish third and second for second overall – his best Grand Prix result.
Watson has moved up into sixth position inside the MX2 Championship Standings, while Geerts remains second.