Yamaha announce a whole new MXGP structure for 2024 MXGP season – New rider added!

MXPG Serdegna 2023, Riola Sardo Rider: Renaux_Bike

Finally, the rumors came true, and Yamaha Europe re-designed its structure for the 2024 Motocross World Championship with three riders per class.

Yamaha and Wilvo part-ways after a three-year relationship. This means Louis Vosters will be joining forces with Fantic Racing having Dutch duo Glenn Coldenhoff and Roan Van de Moosdijk as their riders.

Starting in 2024, the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team will be based in Genk, Belgium and will be managed by the highly experienced Hans Corvers. With an impressive track record of success, including 68 race wins, 99 podium finishes, 35 Grand Prix victories, and the MX2 world title with Maxime Renaux in 2021, Corvers will enter his 28th year with Yamaha at the helm of the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP team.

Vlaanderen will be a Factory rider for second time on his career – Image: JP Acevedo

Both the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP and MX2 teams will field three riders. Leading Yamaha’s premier class efforts will be long-time Yamaha rider Maxime Renaux. Renaux will be joined on the gate by Jago Geerts, who steps up from MX2 to write the next chapter in his career, and Calvin Vlaanderen, the best performing satellite rider in MXGP who has earned a well-deserved opportunity to race with factory support.

In the MX2 category, the Hutten Metaal Yamaha Official EMX250 Team will step up to the World Championship in 2024 as the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team. Since its debut as an official Yamaha team in 2020, the Wim Hutten managed outfit has celebrated significant success, including 18 race wins, 24 podium finishes, and EMX250 titles with Thibault Benistant in 2020, Rick Elzinga in 2022, and Andrea Bonacorsi in 2023.

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