Monster Energy Factory Yamaha rider Ben Watson had a rough ride this weekend in Turkey, coming home with a nineteenth and twentieth.

The Brit has struggled this season with little issues and just not gelling with the tracks or the bike, but still has managed to pull some decent results throughout 2021 with some top ten finishes on his 450 Yamaha.

“I have not enjoyed today, if I am honest,’ explained Ben.


“Even from the first lap, I did on this track, I did not like the track, but what option did I have? It’s the same for everyone. I needed to get over that feeling and work with it.”

“I changed a lot of things today because, honestly, I didn’t feel like I could do worse. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a connection with the track, and it was hard to enjoy when you are riding in a position that is not where you should be.”

“I know it’s my problem, and I need to work on this personally and do better on Wednesday. It’s that simple.”