Optimistic Opener for Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 in Russia

Optimistic Opener for Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 in Russia

14.06.2021: Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2ís Maxime Renaux has started his MX2 World Championship campaign with sixth overall following a decent showing of speed and fight in both races at the opening round of the FIM Motocross World Championship in Orlyonok, Russ

Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2’s Maxime Renaux has started his MX2 World Championship campaign with sixth overall following a decent showing of speed and fight in both races at the opening round of the FIM Motocross World Championship in Orlyonok, Russia. Teammates Thibault Benistant and Jago Geerts had a day of ups and downs and were eventually classified 11th and 12th, respectively.



Getting the season off to an encouraging start, Renaux and Benistant quickly proved their potential as they challenged pole position in the Timed Practice session. Renaux ended the run in fifth position, with his French compatriot close behind in seventh. Not feeling 100% after picking up a knee injury one week ago, the current vice World Champion, Geerts, was 21st.



The first race of the season saw the MX2 pack go bar-to-bar for a place inside of the top-10. All three Yamaha Factory riders were squeezed off the line and pushed outside of the top-15.



Showing flashes of brilliance throughout the course of the 18-lap race, Renaux made some incredible passes as he stormed forward from 18th position up into a top-five slot. The ‘959’ flaunted his sheer speed and phenomenal skill as he fought hard for every single point gained before making a small mistake in the latter stages of the race. The gritty Frenchman eventually finished sixth.



After posting a blisteringly fast time in practice, rookie sensation, Benistant, had to experience what it is like to battle through the field in MX2 after a poor start. Taking the experience in his stride, the 18-year-old struggled to find his rhythm in the early stages but managed to claw back ten places to finish in 15th position.  



Geerts had to settle for trying to accumulate as many points as he could, especially after he was involved in a crash that came through no fault of his own. After a spirited ride, he ended up salvaging 4-points for 17th position.



An enthralling final race saw Geerts and Benistant closer to where they are expected to be as they powered their YZ250FMs past some of the fastest 250cc motocross riders in the world to finish sixth and seventh, respectively. Teammate, Renaux, impressed once again as he battled back to ninth, from dead last after looping out in a rutted corner on lap-1.



In the face of the hardships, the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 team remains upbeat, focusing on the positives as the series heads to Matterley Basin in the United Kingdom – the same venue at which Geerts, and the Hans Corvers led team, took the championship lead in 2020.







Maxime Renaux
6th MX2 Overall Classification, 27-points
6th MX2 World Championship Standings, 27-points


“Not the best day for me. Two bad starts. I had to fight to come back in both. I crashed in the first race and came back sixth, but that was quite difficult because I had quite a lot of pain on my belly.


In the second race I had quite a big crash and I had to fight all the way back to ninth from last position. My pace is not so bad, but bad starts and these crashes mean it could have been better for me today.”




Thibault Benistant
11th MX2 Overall Classification, 20-points
11th MX2 World Championship Standings, 20-points


"For me there were positive points and negatives today. I struggled a little bit with the start. I don’t know what I did wrong, so this is something we will work on a lot over the next two-weeks in preparation for England. I have good speed, but I took too much time to find my rhythm, so once the fast guys have gone away, it’s quite difficult to catch them and pass. I am still young and a rookie, so I just need to take the experience and learn every week to get better and better."




Jago Geerts
12th MX2 Overall Classification, 19-points
12th MX2 World Championship Standings, 19-points


"I’m actually really happy with today. At the beginning of the week, I didn’t think it would be possible to ride here. So, we did as much as we could with the physiotherapist, and many things to make sure my knee could heal well. I struggled a bit in Timed Practice because I didn’t have confidence in it, but throughout the day it got better and better. In the first heat I was just a bit unlucky.



I got a bad start and taken out by another rider. I still got a couple of points which was actually my goal when I came here. In the second race, I got a better start and finished sixth and I am really happy with that."

 


- Yamaha also photo

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/optimistic-monster-energy-yamaha-mx2-russia---224881.html

14.06.2021 / MaP

More News

Defending Champions Gajser and Vialle rule in Orlyonok - MXGP of Russia, results
13.06.2021
It was an exciting start to the 2021 season of the FIM Motocross World Championship, as defending MXGP and MX2 World Champion’s Tim Gajser of Team HRC and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Tom Vialle picked up right where they left off, going 1-1 to take victories in their respective classes, ahead of a field stacked full of fast riders.   more >>
Orlyonok welcomes MXGP for the MXGP of RUSSIA
12.06.2021
MXGP is ready for race action, following a day full of festivities that welcomed the FIM Motocross World Championship to Orlyonok, as MXGP of Russia kicks off the 2021 season with a bang.Today’s activities started this morning with the Opening Pres more >>
MXGP of Russia - how to watch the MXGP opener
11.06.2021
The time has finally come for the 2021 season of the FIM Motocross World Championship to begin this weekend with the MXGP of Russia.For the upcoming season, Infront Moto Racing is excited to share the continued worldwide coverage of the most exciting o more >>
2021 MXGP official guide now online
11.06.2021
The 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship Official Guide is now available online!This year’s official guide features various information for the upcoming season, including detailed history of the FIM Motocross World Championship, as well as further de more >>
Look Sport 3 to broadcast MXGP behind-the-gate in Romania
10.06.2021
Infront Moto Racing is pleased to announce a brand-new TV partnership with Look Sport 3 to broadcast MXGP’s 26-min Behind-the-Gate episodes in Romania.Look Sport 3 is the main motorsports channel in Romania and is also the exclusive broadcaster of some of the most important national series’, including National Rally, Super Rally, Hillcl more >>
MXGP returns this weekend in Russia
09.06.2021
Finally, the wait is over and the 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship is set to begin this weekend in the beautiful seaside location of Orlyonok for the MXGP of Russia!After missing out on a Grand Prix in Russia last season due to COVID-19, MXGP will more >>
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing MXGP 2021 - The view from the top
09.06.2021
 MXGP 2021: THE VIEW FROM THE TOPThis weekend the 65th year of the FIM Motocross World Championship gets underway with the Grand Prix of Russia. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing is hoping to defend the MX2 title and compete for their more >>
Gajser heads to Russia to begin MXGP championship defence
09.06.2021
MXGP of Russia MXGP 2021   Round 1   Reigning MXGP World Champion Tim Gajser heads to Orlyonok, Russia this weekend for the much-anticipated first round of the 2021 series. The Team HRC rider is looking for his third title in a row more >>
TV3 Sport Open will broadcast MXGP in the Baltics
26.05.2021
Infront Moto Racing is delighted to announce the three-year deal with TV3 Sport Open, with the channel due to broadcast the entire season of the FIM Motocross World Championship LIVE in the Baltic countries.TV3 Sport Open offers viewers more than 3,000 hou more >>
MXGP of Spain opens doors to the public, bet your tickets now
21.05.2021
Infront Moto Racing is pleased to share that the tickets for the MXGP of Spain at the intu-Xanadú circuit in Arroyomolinos are now available!   For the second consecutive time, the Community of Madrid will host the Spanish Grand Prix and more >>
Athena and MXGP continue partnership and launch a new social competition in 2021
20.05.2021
Following many successful years of working together, Infront Moto Racing is thrilled to announce a renewed partnership with Athena for the upcoming season of the FIM Motocross World Championship that will introduce a brand-new social media competition as ‘Best Rider of the Year Sponsored by Athena’! more >>
Gaerne and MXGP take another step forward to continue partnership in 2021
18.05.2021
Infront Moto Racing and Gaerne step into another season of FIM Motocross World Championship together to continue their firm partnership in 2021.   Gaerne has established itself as one of the leading boot brands in the motocross industry and has been more >>
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing MX2 rider Rene Hofer interview
14.05.2021
Grand Prix of Russia 2021 FIM MX2 Motocross World ChampionshipJune 13th, 2021The 19-year old Austrian showed his steely mentality and commitment to his craft by posting top five race results in the first few motos more >>
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing MX2 rider Tom Vialle interview
14.05.2021
Grand Prix of Russia 2021 FIM MX2 Motocross World ChampionshipJune 13th, 2021 In November 2020, and at the culmination of just his second season as an MX2 Grand Prix rider, Tom Vialle became Red Bull KTM Factory more >>
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing MX2 rider Mattia Guadagnini interview
14.05.2021
Grand Prix of Russia 2021 FIM MX2 Motocross World ChampionshipJune 13th, 2021 Billed as Italy’s next star in the making, Mattia Guadagnini gets both the best opportunity of his short career as well as to taste the ‘hot seat’ next to idol Tony Cairoli as part of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing in 2021. more >>
Ticket sales for the MXGP of Great Britain now open
13.05.2021
Infront Moto Racing is very excited to announce the opening of ticket sales for the MXGP of Great Britain, that is due to take place at the famous Matterley Basin venue on the 26th and 27th of June.The FIM Motocross World Championship is excited t more >>
Vertex Pistons partnership with MXGP continues in 2021 and 2022
12.05.2021
Infront Moto Racing is pleased to announce that the partnership with Vertex Pistons will continue for the 2021 and 2022 FIM Motocross World Championship seasons.Vertex Pistons are the multi-titled pistons that for decades have accompanied the champions of off-roa more >>
Jorge Prado, Spain's most decorated motocrosser in interview
07.05.2021
Still only 20 years of age Jorge Prado has already tasted victory with the KTM 250 SX-F in MX2 – where he dominated the class to 2018 and 2019 world championships – and the KTM 450 SX-F in what was a typically fast and impactful debut term in MXGP in 2020.   more >>
Jeffrey Herlings interview ahead of 2021 season and after 90 victories
07.05.2021
2021 FIM MXGP Motocross World Championship Grand Prix of Russia June 13th A Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider since his Grand Prix debut in 2010, Jeffrey Herlings has been one of the team’s best and most emphatic racers with more >>
Tony Cairoli interview ahead of FIM MXGP season starting in Russia
07.05.2021
2021 FIM MXGP Motocross World Championship Grand Prix of Russia June 13th One of the greatest riders of the modern era of the FIM Motocross World Championship enters his twelfth season with the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team more >>
Automoto La Chaine extend MXGP TV coverage until 2022
06.05.2021
Infront Moto Racing is excited to announce the extension of agreement with Automoto La Chaine, that will see the FIM Motocross World Championship, including the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations broadcasted in France in 2021 and 2022!   For the next two seasons, th more >>
JUST1 and MXGP continue partnership
30.04.2021
Infront Moto Racing is proud to announce that JUST1 and MXGP have extended their partnership for the upcoming 2021 season of the FIM Motocross World Championship.   JUST1 Racing, a top helmet, goggle and racing apparel manufacturer based in Italy, was found more >>
Official Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP and MX2 Intro 2021 with video
28.04.2021
Back with an extraordinary line-up in 2021, the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP & MX2 teams are looking fast and motivated as they set their sights on the first FIM Motocross World Championship gate-drop of the new season.VIDEO HERE   more >>
UFO and MXGP renew partnership
22.04.2021
Infront Moto Racing and UFO are proud to announce the renewal of their successful partnership for another 3 years.UFO is an Italian based company that has been in the motocross world for many years, including the FIM Motocross World Championship. more >>
Team HRC looking for more success in 2021
19.04.2021
Four-time world champion Tim Gajser will be aiming to make it five titles in the last seven years, when the 2021 MXGP season kicks off in June this year.   The Team HRC rider has won the last two MXGP championships in a row and he’s confident that more >>
Multi MXGP World Champion Tim Gajser and Australian Star Mitch Evans Join Team Mips in HRC Sponsorship Deal
15.04.2021
Mips, a world-leading helmet-based safety technology company, is pleased to announce its partnership with Honda’s factory racing effort for the FIM Motocross World Championship, Team HRC MXGP. This newfound collaboration will include the expansion of Team Mips into the motorsp more >>
MXGP to innovate in Timing and Race control solutions with Mylaps Sports Timing
13.04.2021
Infront Moto Racing is thrilled to announce a 5-year cooperation with MYLAPS Sports Timing, helping to promote the most diverse MX series in the world. A new year presents a new opportunity to bring MXGP to a next level. From the 2021 season the world’s best motocross riders will benefit from the latest innovations in timekeeping and race control. more >>
FIM Motocross World Championship calendar 2021 update
01.04.2021
Infront Moto Racing would like to inform on the updates to the 2021 calendar of the FIM Motocross World Championship.Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, the decision has been made to delay the start of the upcoming season, as the FIM Motocross W more >>
KTM's Herlings,Vialle and Hofer set for the new MXGP season
19.03.2021
  Red Bull KTM Factory Racing completed their 2021 MXGP FIM World Championship unveil with Jeffrey Herlings, Tom Vialle and Rene Hofer displaying their race colors for the season ahead.  more >>
MXGP launches the MXGP store
15.03.2021
Infront Moto Racing is excited to reveal that the MXGP-Store is back, offering fans the perfect opportunity to get their hands on the official FIM Motocross World Championship merchandise!The online store allows fans worldwide to get their hands on some awesome M more >>
Kreator TV to broadcast MXGP's behind the gate in Croatia
04.03.2021
Infront Moto Racing is pleased to announce that thanks to the newest partnership with Kreator TV, the FIM Motocross World Championship’s very own Behind the Gate series will be broadcasted in Croatia for the next three years.MXGP and Kreator TV first collaborate more >>
Junior Motocross World Championship heads to Ukraine in 2023
03.03.2021
Infront Moto Racing is delighted to announce that the 2023 edition of the Junior Motocross World Championship will head to Ukraine!STС ''SONA" moto track, located in Bucha, of the Kyiv region, will host the fastest 65cc, 85cc and 125cc youngsters more >>
Red Bull KTM's Cairoli, Prado and Guadagnini show off 2021 MXGP colors
03.03.2021
One half of the potent 2021 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing MXGP team have revealed their liveries for the opening portion of the motocross season. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing are almost ready to race. Three of the team’s six ride more >>
Sport TV to broadcast MXGP in Portugal
26.02.2021
  Infront Moto Racing is excited to announce that the agreement with Portuguese TV channel Sport TV has been extended for a further three years that will see the MXGP of Portugal broadcast LIVE along with MXGP’s 26-minute Magazine aired for the entire season of the FIM Motocross W more >>
FIM Motocross World Championship 2021 calendar update
10.02.2021
Infront Moto Racing would like to inform on the updates to the provisional 2021 calendar of the FIM Motocross World Championship.Due to the current situation worldwide in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, the racing calendar will see the FIM Moto more >>
TV Galicia to broadcast MXGP races through to 2022
08.02.2021
Infront Moto Racing is pleased to announce the renewal of contract with TV Galicia for another two years, which will see the FIM Motocross World Championship broadcasted in Spain.Following the success of the previous partnership with the Spanish c more >>
Tim Gajser looking forward to 2021
05.02.2021
Last season Team HRC’s Tim Gajser started off the 2020 season by going eight-one at the MXGP of Great Britain on 29th February / 1st March. This year, due to the late finish of 2020 campaign, the first race in Oman will drop the gate over a month later o more >>
Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Reveals 2021 Colourway
04.02.2021
The Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP team is pleased to officially reveal its new look ahead of the 2021 MXGP season. The team made up of already acclaimed premier class riders Jeremy Seewer and Glenn Coldenhoff, with the addition of young rookie Ben Watson, is pleased to continue the partnership with world renowned clothing and protection brand Alpinestars for the upcoming season. more >>
Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Unveils New Look Ahead of 2021 MX2 Campaign
03.02.2021
Fielding an exciting three-rider line-up in 2021, the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 team is on the hunt for FIM Motocross World Championship glory, as it aims to secure the MX2 Championship gold plate while defending Yamaha’s title as the MX2 Manufacturer of the Year. more >>

Kategorien

2001-2021 automobilsport.com full copyright