Maxime Renaux has a long history with Yamaha. Back in 2015 the young Frenchman celebrated three EMX125 wins onboard a GYTR kitted YZ125 and was crowned Junior 125cc World Champion in that same year.
Always with Yamaha, Renaux has shown great promise since his MX2 debut in 2018 where he raced five rounds of the FIM MX2 World Championship as a wildcard rider. He completed his first full-term in MX2 in 2019 where he managed to steer his YZ250F to a maiden podium finish on his way to seventh overall in the final classification.
In 2020, the ‘959’ quickly established himself as a title threat. He finished third in the final MX2 World Championship classification after celebrating his first ever Grand Prix race and overall win at the MXGP of Italy in Faenza.
The 2021 season saw Renaux step up to the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 team and his impact was almost immediate. After many notable performances, which included 14 podiums and 23 top-three race finishes, and five Grand Prix wins, Renaux became the first Yamaha rider to win the MX2 World Championship with Yamaha since 2007.
Having achieved another mile-stone in his illustrious career, the 21-year old Frenchman earned himself a place on the Yamaha’s top-tier motocross team where he will contest his rookie season inside the premier class, MXGP, aboard a proven YZ450FM and with the full support of the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP team.