The MXGP of France Was Wild For Yamaha

The Monster Energy MXGP of France was teed up to be one of the most exciting stops on the 2024 calendar. It was not only a home race for both of Yamaha’s Official EMX teams but also an event that promised to be the turning point for Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2’s flying Frenchman, Thibault Benistant.

Despite the ever-changing weather, which saw a mix of rainstorms and bright sunshine, the legendary Saint Jean d’Angely circuit drew a large and lively crowd for the seventh round of the FIM Motocross World Championship.

Watch the latest episode of Inside MXGP going behind the scenes at the Monster Energy MXGP of France.

For the fans decked out in gear supporting TB198, the narrative they had hoped for soon took an unexpected twist when the home hero suffered a frightening fall down one of the fastest, steepest and most technical descents.