Results: MX2 British GP – Renaux!

Race one

Maxime Renaux took the holeshot and held strong all moto at the front holding a few seconds gap ahead of a rabid pack battling for second to take a brilliant moto one win and vault into title contention with no Vialle today.

Behind him the battle raged to the final corner with Boisrame, Fernandez and the two MX2 rookies Guadagnini and Benistant fighting to the end. Benistant was second early but dropped it however he got up quick and could go with the top five. Boisrame was second for almost the entire race until Fernandez, who had been barely holding off Guadagnini, zapped Boisrame on the final turn in an aggressive but fair move to take a hard earned second with Boisrame third.

Jago Geerts rode solid to climb to seventh and best Brit was Taylor Hammal with a brilliant 12th place after a race long battle with Ashton Dickinson who took 14th in a great ride. But it was a moto one disaster for Mewse who suffered a terrible start and could only come through to 17th and unable to catch the Brits and Wilson Todd ahead of him despite being on a different level to them just one week ago at Foxhill.

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Race two

Mattia Guadagnini rode a superb race to take control of the moto and win his first MX2 moto in only his second ever race as a full-time rider in the series and as a Red Bull KTM factory rider! The young Italian, second in the last year’s EMX2 series showed great calmness out front and was never rattled even through Renaux and Hofer were charging behind battling for second in the closing stages.

Renaux didn’t get the best start and came from the back of the top ten to second in a great ride inspired when Mathys Boisrame fell out of second just when he was in an overall winning position. That was the boost Renaux needed to go from sixth to second but Hofer didn’t make it easy coming back at the Italian with the Austrian eventually taking third to redeem himself after a crash in race one and then unable to start the bike for half a lap that gave him no points.

Conrad Mewse got another terrible start but rode better this time to get back to 14th and top Brit in race two but Ashton Dickinson got points again in 19 in what was a great debut on the Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee.

It was a disaster of a race for Jago Geerts who crashed twice and ended out of the points unable to take advantage of Vialle’s absence.

Overall it was Renaux with the win, Guadagnini second on the podium and Ruben Fernandez third despite a crash in race two that cost him a chance of the overall -but he does have the red plate and the championship is wide open!


1. Maxime Renaux (FRA, YAM), 47 points; 2. Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, KTM), 43 p.; 3. Ruben Fernandez (ESP, HON), 37 p.; 4. Mathys Boisrame (FRA, KAW), 34 p.; 5. Roan Van De Moosdijk (NED, KAW), 31 p.; 6. Simon Laengenfelder (GER, GAS), 31 p.; 7. Thibault Benistant (FRA, YAM), 28 p.; 8. Wilson Todd (AUS, KAW), 21 p.; 9. Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), 20 p.; 10. Bastian Boegh Damm (DEN, KTM), 15 p.; 11. Jago Geerts (BEL, YAM), 14 p.; 12. Jed Beaton (AUS, HUS), 13 p.; 13. Kay de Wolf (NED, HUS), 12 p.; 14. Mikkel Haarup (DEN, KAW), 12 p.; 15. Isak Gifting (SWE, GAS), 11 p.; 16. Andrea Adamo (ITA, GAS), 11 p.; 17. Conrad Mewse (GBR, KTM), 11 p.; 18. Taylor Hammal (GBR, KAW), 10 p.; 19. Stephen Rubini (FRA, HON), 9 p.; 20. Ashton Dickinson (GBR, KTM), 9 p.; 21. Michael Sandner (AUT, KTM), 8 p.; 22. Lion Florian (GER, KTM), 5 p.; 23. Gianluca Facchetti (ITA, HON), 4 p.; 24. Jan Pancar (SLO, KTM), 4 p.; 25. Petr Polak (CZE, YAM), 2 p.; 26. Jakub Teresak (CZE, KTM), 0 p.; 27. Joel Rizzi (GBR, HON), 0 p.; 28. Marnique Appelt (GER, KTM), 0 p.; 29. Gerard Congost (ESP, YAM), 0 p.; 30. Noah Ludwig (GER, KTM), 0 p.; 31. Paul Haberland (GER, HON), 0 p.; 32. Julian Vander Auwera (BEL, HUS), 0 p.; 33. Nathan Renkens (BEL, KTM), 0 p.; 34. Kevin Brumann (SUI, YAM), 0 p.;

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1. Ruben Fernandez (ESP, HON), 79 points; 2. Maxime Renaux (FRA, YAM), 74 p.; 3. Mathys Boisrame (FRA, KAW), 74 p.; 4. Roan Van De Moosdijk (NED, KAW), 67 p.; 5. Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, KTM), 66 p.; 6. Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), 54 p.; 7. Simon Laengenfelder (GER, GAS), 53 p.; 8. Tom Vialle (FRA, KTM), 50 p.; 9. Thibault Benistant (FRA, YAM), 48 p.; 10. Jed Beaton (AUS, HUS), 37 p.; 11. Jago Geerts (BEL, YAM), 33 p.; 12. Wilson Todd (AUS, KAW), 33 p.; 13. Jan Pancar (SLO, KTM), 26 p.; 14. Andrea Adamo (ITA, GAS), 26 p.; 15. Mikkel Haarup (DEN, KAW), 24 p.; 16. Kay de Wolf (NED, HUS), 23 p.; 17. Bastian Boegh Damm (DEN, KTM), 20 p.; 18. Stephen Rubini (FRA, HON), 19 p.; 19. Lion Florian (GER, KTM), 13 p.; 20. Isak Gifting (SWE, GAS), 12 p.; 21. Conrad Mewse (GBR, KTM), 11 p.; 22. Taylor Hammal (GBR, KAW), 10 p.; 23. Ashton Dickinson (GBR, KTM), 9 p.; 24. Michael Sandner (AUT, KTM), 8 p.; 25. Jakub Teresak (CZE, KTM), 5 p.; 26. Gianluca Facchetti (ITA, HON), 4 p.; 27. Kevin Brumann (SUI, YAM), 3 p.; 28. Petr Polak (CZE, YAM), 2 p.; 29. Timur Petrashin (MFR, KTM), 1 p.;

Text: Jonathan McCready
Image: Photographic Art