Monster Energy Yamaha’s Jago Geerts secured the championship lead in Kegums this weekend, after a double MX2 victory in Latvia.
Geerts was back on form at the Zelta Zirgs circuit in Latvia for the sixth round of the MX2 World Championship. On Saturday, the recently turned 22-year-old was in a league of his own as he stormed to a flag-to-flag victory in qualifying to secure Pole Position for the fourth time this season. At the same time, Benistant was caught in a racing incident at turn two and had to fight back to ninth.
Riding a wave of confidence, Geerts was untouchable in the opening race of the Latvian Grand Prix. The Belgian ace emerged from turn one in second position and stalked the early race leader, Simon Laengenfelder, for the first twelve minutes before making a pass.
After taking the lead on lap 5, the ‘93’ sailed to an easy race win and claimed back the championship lead.
“It was a really nice day for me.” said Geerts. “I got two really good starts and managed to stay out of trouble the whole day, which was good after what happened two weeks ago. I am just really happy with my speed and the way I was riding, and to get the two moto wins. I just really have to thank the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 team, my family and all of the people I have around me. I hope we can continue like this, and I look forward to the next few rounds.”