Monster Energy Factory Yamaha’s Maxime Renaux shot to victory today at round eight of the FIM World MXGP Championship in Turkey.

Claiming a fourth in the first MX2 moto of the day, and a start to finish race win in the second moto, Maxime secured the overall result at the Hot hardpack Afyon circuit and extended his championship lead by 37 points.

“It was a good day.’ explained Renaux. “I made two great starts today, but I went too wide on the first one and dropped back to eighth. I pushed as hard as I could, but I think maybe a little bit too hard because I ended up riding a little bit stiff.”


“In the second race, it was completely different because I started first and was able to make some fast laps and the beginning and pull clear from the others. It was really good and I really look forward to the second GP here.”