Monster Energy Factory Yamaha Ben Watson had some decent results at Kegums in Latvia, despite struggling in MXGP qualifying.

Confronted by a mixture of things such as the intensity of the MXGP class, four back-to-back races, an average qualifying position, and a very challenging circuit, Watson tried to make the most of an ‘off day’. The 24 year old Brit put in a spirited ride for tenth in the final race and tenth overall. 

“I’m not too happy with how today went,’ explained Watson. “Qualifying was the same story. I don’t take enough risk and you see it on my lap time. At this level it’s impossible to get a good time without risk.”


“I felt I struggled quite a bit mentally and emotionally today, so I found it really hard to push to the level that I needed to be at. I felt a bit better by the end of the day, and I have to be happy that I’ve come away healthy, and we can now focus on the next race.”