2019 MXGP of Turkey, Afyonkarahisar
Team SM Action Yamaha
September 09th, 2019
At Afyonkarahisar,Maxime Renaux fourth in the MX2 class.
The second to last round of the World Championship confirmed that Maxime Renaux is one of the top riders of the quarter of liter category. The French made a high level performance, and if he did not make a few little mistakes, he could have jumped on the podium for the second time in the season.
The weekend started very well, with a great performance in Qualifying Race. Maxime had a regular pace after a good start from the gate. He quickly moved to the 3rdplace and he kept the position until the checkered flag. In Race 1 he had again a brilliant start, as he was very close to the leader, Jorge Prado. At lap 3, though, he slipped and he lost a few positions. He restarted in 5thplace and he tried his best to recover the time that he had lost, as he was once again close to the podium places. Too much ardor, though, made him make a mistake again, so he finished the race in 4thplace. He was at full power for the whole race, as he made the fastest lap.
In Race 2 he confirmed the progress that he made for the starts, as he was in the Top 5 after lap 1. Again, he forced his pace for a lot of time during the race, and at the end he was very close to Roan Van De Moosdijk, just out of the podium places. His final 4thposition in the Overall of the day was, however, an excellent result for the Championship. The points that he gained, in facts, allowed him to reduce the gap from Adam Sterry to only 12 points. At the last round of the World Championship, the French will have the chance to lay it all on the line to try to reach the 6thplace in the General Classification.
The 18thand last round of the season will take place at Shangai (China), next weekend, exactly on the 15th of September.
Testo by Matteo Portinaro - Photo by Davide Messora