Monster Yamaha’s Ben Watson had a mixed bag of results at Lommel MXGP round with a ninth overall for round six of the championship.
The constant downpours at the tricky sand track caused conditions to deteriorate much quicker than usual, which caused chaos for both the Yamaha riders as they struggled with vision.
“Another day of mixed feelings for me,” said Watson. “The time in qualifying is still a point for me, but I can’t really complain, here it doesn’t really matter.
“In the first race, I could keep up with the guys in front after a good start and then at one moment, it was a torrential storm and my goggles were done in one lap. I tried to ride with no tear-offs and just the goggle lens, but that was a no-go, so I had to pull into the goggle lane, and then I had quite a big crash while pushing for a top-10.
“It wasn’t a complete disaster, it could have been worse, but I was not amazingly satisfied. In the second race, I was consistent and solid and I finished ninth, so from here we just keep trying to build.”