2019 MXGP of Czech Republic, Loket
Team SM Action Yamaha
July 30th, 2019
At Loket Circuit, Maxime Renaux finished in the 'Top 15' of the MX2.
As Michele Cervellinand Andrea Adamo are still out due to physical issues, Maxime Renaux was the only rider from Team SM Action Yamaha that took part to last weekend’s race. After that he made two convincing performances in the Indonesian back-to-back rounds, the French was not able to repeat what he had done before. Despite of that, he managed to gain some important points for the Championship.
The young rider started well the weekend, as he made the 3rdfastest lap time in Timed Practice. Qualifying Race, instead, brought some bad luck, as he had to retire and he was forced to choose a bad starting-gate position. In Race 1 he tried to redeem straight away: he went out of the gate quite well and he maintained himself in the points area for the whole race, finishing 15th.
In Race 2 he had some issues at the start but due to his willfulness he soon moved up to the top places. During the last lap he tried to overtake Jed Beaton for the 9thplace but he fell off and he then finished 12th. At the end of the day he finished 14thin the Overall, and this result allowed him to well defend his position in the Top 10 of the MX2 World Championship General Classfication.
The FIM Motocross World Championship will continue next weekend at Lommel circuit (Belgium), which is famous since forever for its dangerous sand surface, where the 14thround of the season will take place.