Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP
Louis Vosters and the Wilvo crew have come a long way in the last four years, a relatively short amount of time. After entering the premier MXGP division with Shaun Simpson and Arnaud Tonus, Vosters stood atop the Grand Prix podium as the winning team manager in just his second attempt. A burning desire to succeed was fuelled by that and eventually, at the conclusion of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship, the squad transformed into Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP, the leading Yamaha team in Grands Prix.
Carrying existing riders like Gautier Paulin and Arnaud Tonus into that factory set-up, then adding former Wilvo pilot Jeremy Seewer into the fold, meant that the team was poised for success in its first term as the official factory effort. Seewer shined and won his first moto in the premier division, as well as his first Grand Prix, before eventually securing his second silver medal in the MXGP category and third on the world stage. It was a great campaign and one that all involved are rather eager to build on when the 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship fires into life on May 23 in The Netherlands.
Seewer is now joined by two new faces beneath the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP tent, as Gautier Paulin walked away from the sport with a very impressive podium finish at the Grand Prix of Garda Trentino and Arnaud Tonus moved onto pastures new. Glenn Coldenhoff, a Dutchman who has taken on the best in the world and won on two occasions at the Motocross of Nations, was the first addition to the team and is eager to take further steps forward in his career. Coldenhoff has already had five Grand Prix wins and taken a bronze medal in the premier MXGP division, but a desire to achieve more prompted him to align with the powerhouse Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP team.
Always keeping an eye on the future, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP also acquired the services of Ben Watson ahead of his first season aboard the YZ450FM. Watson is a true product of the Yamaha family, having enjoyed success aboard a blue bike in MX2 across the last three seasons. Watson actually ended his time in MX2 with a bang; he claimed two Grand Prix victories and five podiums in six rounds. A fitting way to say goodbye to the MX2 class and establish momentum before jumping on the bigger machine. Although the challenge ahead is mountainous, there is no limit to the potential that Watson has and Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP will nurture that.
The 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship will consist of eighteen events in sixteen countries and three continents, a gruelling task for all involved. The potential of achieving more podiums, race wins and medals drives Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP forward though. The best is yet to come!
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