Monster Energy Yamaha’s Maxime Renaux shot to joint overall victory at this weekends round three of the Monster Energy FIM World Motocross Championship’s alongside HRC Honda’s Tim Gajser.
Renaux put in a sensational ride during his first-ever visit to Patagonia as a 450cc rider. The twenty one year old Frenchman powered his YZ450FM to a top-three start and rode twenty incredible laps, nine of which he led after inheriting the lead on lap twelve, to secure his first-ever premier class race win.
“I had a really good day, I am happy with it.” said Renaux. “It did start slowly yesterday, but step-by-step, we made some improvements on the track. I could win the first moto after a nice battle with Tim, which I had to fight to the end.”
“The second race was a different story without a good start, but I could pass everyone except Tim, which was good. I couldn’t ask for more in my first season in MXGP; I just want to keep going like this, keep it on two wheels because that will be really important, and try to be inside the top-three every time.”