Proving the undeniable power of the YZ250F, all three Yamaha stars launched out of the gate and made up the top-four going around turn one. Renaux confirmed his competitiveness up front as he went bar-to-bar with Geerts for second position, while Watson eased into the race and took his time finding his rhythm.
After using the first 20-minutes to find the fastest lines, Watson caught and passed his teammate, Geerts, and went after Renaux. At the flag, less than 1-second separated Watson and Renaux in the battle for second.
Watson finished third, 4-seconds clear of Geerts in fourth.
In the final race of the 2020 season, Watson got his YZ250FM off to a dynamite start. The 23-year-old, who will make the jump up to the premier class next year having reached the age limit in MX2, could not have dreamt of a better end to his career. He led every lap to secure his third race win, and second-ever overall victory.
After an incredible battle for the lead, Geerts fell while challenging his teammate for the race and Grand Prix win. Unfortunately, the young Belgian sustained a fractured left shoulder in the accident and could not finish.
Capitalizing on Geerts’ error, Renaux had a great start and gained one more position to finish fourth in the final outing.
Geerts and Renaux made up the top three in the final MX2 World Championship Classification, while Watson rounded out the top-five. Between the three riders in 2020, Yamaha celebrated 22 podium finishes, 18 race wins and nine Grand Prix victories to win the title of best manufacturer.
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