Watson Fifth in Front of Home Crowd

Watson – supported by a lot of British fans – and Geerts started the weekend strongly with a third and seventh place in the qualifying race on Saturday. But the two Kemea Yamaha riders could not take advantage of those good starting positions. Ben was eighth in the first corner of the first race, Geerts only thirteenth. The Brit moved up to fifth place after a strong first lap, but went down when he attacked Jacobi. Watson dropped back to ninth place and then struggled to get back into the right rhythm. The Brit regrouped at the end and was able was able to remount his YZ250F in fourth place. Geerts made a few too many mistakes on the hard and tricky track. The Belgian teenager was stuck in 16th place.

The starts in the second race were not great either. Geerts was eighth in the first corner, Watson only twelfth. The two Kemea Yamaha riders soon came together and rode to fifth and sixth place. The rise of Geerts, however, was stopped by a small mistake, including a fall. Jago dropped a few places, but quickly recovered and was able to take sixth place, just behind teammate Watson.
Watson moved up to fifth in the MX2 world championship classification, while Geerts holds ninth place.