Yamaha recently announced news of a change in structure for the 2020 season. One of the announcements going under the radar is that the Kemea Yamaha team will be full factory for the 2020 season.

The team will keep Ben Watson and Jago Geerts for the upcoming season and it means both riders will be full factory for the first time in their career, a move in the right direction from Yamaha.

The team will now been known as the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team.

“Strengthening Yamaha’s upgraded racing strategy, the Monster Energy Kemea Yamaha MX2 Team owned by Hans Corvers will be morphed into the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team. The team will line-up in 2020 with the same talented riders from this season, Jago Geerts and Ben Watson”, stated a Yamaha press release.

Jago Geerts
2020 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Rider
“I am happy to sign with Yamaha for another season. I really look forward to 2020 where we will receive extra support from Yamaha as the Factory MX2 team, which will mean we will receive special material and added technical support. This will make a big difference in the development of the bike. I can’t wait to ride the Factory bike, and I look forward to seeing what we can achieve next season.”

Ben Watson
2020 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Rider
“It’s great to sign a new contract with Yamaha for next season, and that they still believe in me. I have always dreamed of being a factory rider, and next year I will have the opportunity. I am already looking forward to 2020 where I hope to achieve what I know I am capable of achieving. Perhaps the most exciting thing about the new deal is that we will have Factory support and I look forward to developing the YZ250FM and taking the bike to the next level. I am really grateful for this opportunity, and I hope to make the most of it.”

Hans Corvers
2020 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Owner
“We are happy to continue with Jago for another year, he is obviously an enormous talent and a rider that is more than capable of challenging for victories, and we are also happy to reach a new agreement with Ben for 2020. I feel both of these riders have potential to do well next season and myself, and the whole team, is happy support them in 2020.”

Quotes: Yamaha PR

Pic: Youthstream


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