Monster Energy Yamaha’s Ben Watson has been struggling the past couple of MXGP rounds, suffering injuries and a mixed bag of results in the premier class.

Despite carrying a small injury, the Brit arrives in Pietramurata with the incredible memory of a GP victory in MX2 where he ended his MX2 career in the best way possible, with a stunning victory at the final round of the 2020 series.

Unfortunately, the tall Brit sprained his ankle at the MXGP of France and then further irritated it attempting to ride in Spain. After sitting out the final race at Spanish GP, Watson will take the week off in hopes that the injury will heal in time for the next triple headers.


“It’s hard to feel good during a period like I am having right now. I am doing all I can, and in terms of my injury I have more scans this week to see if I can go through and race in Italy without it in my head.”

“I have great memories in Arco, it was my final MX2 race and finished with a GP win. I love the track and it’s definitely a little booster heading there.”