Watson talks of 450 switch

Ben Watson talks about his move to the MXGP class as a factory rider for Yamaha. "I'm not the guy who says I'm going to be top 8 first race. I want to enter the season as an open book and get as much experience as I can," he says.

Watson third in debut MX1 race

Briton Ben Watson fought through to spectacular third place in his very first 450 race in the Italian International at Alghero. He overtook former world champ Romain Febvre and Ivo Monticelli to take third behind winner Glenn Coldenhoff and Husky's Thomas Kjer Olsen. In the MX2 race, Nicholas Lapucci dominated on

Watson makes Yamaha 450 debut tomorrow

MXGP rookie, Ben Watson, will make his YZ450FM debut this weekend where he will join Coldenhoff on the gate at round two of the Internazionali D’Italia in Alghero, Sardinia.  Ben Watson on the 450 Due to the delayed start to the FIM Motocross World Championship, which is currently scheduled to start in Oss, The

Watson talks MXGP debut

British factory Yamaha 450 rookie Ben Watson has tested in France and is now on his way to the Italian island of Sardinia to complete tests on his new Momnster Energy Yamaha alongside team-mates Jeremy Seewer and Glenn Coldenhoff. Watson's new machine After a stand-out end to his MX2 career, where he

Watson on his Italy GP swansong victory

Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2’s Ben Watson closed the book on an inspiring MX2 career with a thrilling race win and Grand Prix victory. The Brit was joined on the podium by SM Action M.C. Migliori Yamaha Supported Team’s Maxime Renaux who celebrated his ‘third in the world’ ranking from

Watson vs Watson in MXGP 2021

Brothers Nathan and Ben Watson will square up in the MXGP world championship next year. Younger brother Ben will be on a factory 450 Yamaha, as revealed recently. And today, Nathan's SR France Honda team revealed he will race MXGPs in 2021, despite initially being signed up to contest the French

Ben Watson signs factory Yamaha MXGP deal

Yamaha Motor Europe is pleased to announce that Ben Watson will take an exciting step up the Yamaha Racing pyramid and will join the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP team for the 2021 MXGP season. The 23-year-old from Nottinghamshire, England joined Yamaha and the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team in

First-time GP winner Watson: “I’m so emotional”

Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2’s Ben Watson celebrated his very first Grand Prix win at the 15th round of the MX2 World Championship in Lommel, Belgium, as the drama continued for teammate Jago Geerts who ended up ninth in the overall classification after falling from the front of the field

Watson and Gajser top Lommel finale

The MXGP of Lommel has concluded the Belgian triple-header here in Lommel, which saw Team HRC’s Tim Gajser and Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing MX2 Ben Watson take to the top of the box as the pair finished the week in the sand, on a high note. A new track layout was introduced for this weekend’s races which

Watch Watson’s winning ride!

Check out the highlights from Lommel as Ben Watson takes his first ever overall GP win! Listen to what Ben says after taking the first British MX2 win since Max Anstie in Switzerland in 2016. https://youtu.be/pI7ZtT1msxc