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Watson talks before British GP

For 26-year-old Ben Watson, the 2023 season hasn’t been a bad one and while the former MX2 Grand Prix winner would like more than just top ten finishes as the highlight of his season, racing for top 15s with MRT Racing Team Beta is roughly where he is at this year. Running in 15th

Watson on his Dutch GP top ten

Ben Watson (Beta 450RX) kicked off the Dutch GP weekend by setting the 15th best time in time trials. In qualifying, after starting just behind the top ten, the British rider began a good comeback unfortunately spoilt by a crash that saw him finishing 18th. In the first heat he made the

Watson talks of Swiss GP ninth place

After five years the FIM Motocross World Championship was back in Frauenfeld, in the Swiss Confederation, for the Swiss Grand Prix, the third round of the season. The new circuit, built not far from the previous one, is characterised by a hard surface marked by deep and treacherous canals. An excellent performance

Watson and Febvre talk Lommel

The Belgian Grand Prix is always the most demanding race of the season through the unrelenting deep sand of Lommel and this year was also run in stifling heat with temperatures soaring way above thirty degrees to render the race a battle not only of skill and speed but also

Watson on his Czech GP top 10

Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP’s Ben Watson raced to a solid first moto ninth place in the Czech round of the FIM World MXGP Motocross Championship at Loket. The Englishman emerged tenth from the tricky opening turn in the first moto and maintained his composure throughout the thirty-minute-plus-two-lap race around the rugged

Watson talks of Sardinia disappointment

Ben Watson and his Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP had a frustrating weekend in the eighth round of the FIM World MXGP Motocross Championship at Riola Sardo on Sardinia. The Englishman never found his regular rhythm in the heat of the rough sand track in the dunes overlooking the Mediterranean. Fourteenth choice

Kimi Raikkonen’s Kawasaki MXGP bike swap

Kimi Raikkonen's Ice One crew has been busy since the Finn quit the Formula One world championship. They are now the official factory Kawasaki MXGP team, with riders Ben Watson and world No.2 Romain Febvre who is still injured. We catch up with team boss Antti Pyronhen and Briton Ben

Brave Ben explains British GP trauma

After a nervous Qualifying on Saturday Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP’s Ben Watson already showed he had controlled his temperament during morning Warm-Up as he posted ninth-fastest time but a heavy crash on the final lap of the session left him shaken for the remainder of the day. The Englishman found

Superfinal second for Watson as Renaux rules

Ben Watson and Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP continued their build-up to the up-coming FIM World MXGP Motocross Championship as an impressive runner-up at the Lacapelle Marival Masters in central France. But nobody could match world MX2 champ Maxime Renaux in his race debut on the Yamaha 450 as he won

Solid Kawasaki debut for Watson

The KRT team had travelled to the Mediterranean island to continue their early-season preparation and took the opportunity to offer Englishman Ben Watson his first taste of race action on the KX450-SR. A solid start in the Super Final saw him holding down sixth place on the opening lap and,