Thibault Benistant: What it Takes to Win!
The European EMX250 Championship is the most competitive series for young riders with dreams of being an MXGP World Champion. It’s tough. To win, you have to be ready, both physically and mentally. You need to have a great bike and an even better team.

Winning at this level takes more than just talent. It takes heart, dedication, commitment and sacrifice. It may seem like a lot, but if you ask anyone that has mounted the top step of the podium, the sacrifice is worth it.

If anyone knows what it takes, it’s the two-time European Champion Thibault Benistant who has climbed the Yamaha Racing pyramid with titles in both MX2 feeder classes, EMX125 & EMX250

As a result, the 18-year-old kid from Avignon, France, has been drafted into Yamaha’s top-tier MX2 team, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2, where he will race a works YZ250FM inside the 2021 MX2 World Championship alongside Jago Geerts & Maxime Renaux #959. But first, he will make his MX2 debut aboard his Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing GYTR kitted YZZ250F, the same bike he took to the title three days ago, this weekend in Lommel, Belgium.

What did it take to get there? Here is a little look inside the final round of the EMX250 Championship in Lommel, Belgium ft. insight from Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing’s Rider Coach & Team Manager Herjan Brakke! 

Thibault Benistant ready to defend red plate in EMX250 in Mantova
Thibault Benistant of Hutten Metaal Yamaha team is ready to defend his red plate in the EMX250 series in Mantova this weekend. Watch him in action at the Dutch Open 250 in Oss last weekend!

The sun isn’t always shining for EMX250 leader Thibault Benistant
Thibault Benistant of the Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing team is currently leading the EMX250 Series. He won the last two rounds of the EMX250 Series in Latvia and is in a great shape. In the movie you can watch the work ethic of Benistant and you will see that the sun isn’t always shining when the young Frenchman has to train! 

Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing training hard for the restart of the season
Watch how Thibault Benistant and Gianluca Facchetti prepare themselves for the next round of the EMX250 Series in Latvia.

Zie het professionalisme van Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing
Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing is vanaf dit jaar het officiele Yamaha team in de EMX250 Kampioenschap. We doken tijdens de Grand Prix van Valkenswaard achter de schermen en kregen op de basis van het team een informatieve rondleiding in de werkplaats!

Benistant, Facchetti and Dankers are going for it in physical training
The Hutten Metaal Yamaha riders Thibault Benistant, Gianluca Facchetti and Raivo Dankers of Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing are going for it at the physical training of Ireact trainingscenter!