The Monster Energy Kemea Yamaha Team celebrating
The qualifying race on Saturday didn’t go as planned for Geerts. The Belgian, who enjoys riding on the sandy and technical track, couldn’t avoid a fallen rider in front of him in and went down in the first corner. The teenager had to come back from dead last and managed to finish 11th after some smooth passes. Meanwhile, teammate Watson took a good start (around fifth) and quickly moved up to third place after passing Vialle and Boisrame. The Brit controlled the rest of the race in third position, which gave him a nice gate pick on Sunday.
With Watson in fifth and Geerts in seventh position both Monster Energy Kemea Yamaha riders got out well of the gate in the first race. Ben quickly moved up to third place, closely followed by Jago. The Belgian took over the third place in the fourth lap and started his hunt for Olsen. The teenager gradually closed the gap on the Danish rider and made a decisive move four laps from the end, finishing second behind Prado. Watson withstood several attacks from Jacobi and ended up in 4th place.
The second race was kind of a carbon copy of the first one. Watson took another good start and finished fourth again after a superb pass on Sterry. Meanwhile, Geerts showed his brilliant skills in the sand again by moving up from 11th to 2nd place. And again he finished it off with another late move on Olsen.
Geerts is still third in the championship, with a bonus of 50 points on Jacobi. Watson moved up from seventh into fifth place, only five points behind the German.