Maxime Renaux signs a two-year deal with the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team


Maxime Renaux, the reigning FIM MX2 Motocross World Champion, will make the jump to the premier MXGP class in 2022, according to Yamaha Motor Europe. The 21-year-old Frenchman will join the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP team for the next two years, at least until the end of the 2023 season, when he will race a YZ450FM in the FIM Motocross World Championship.

Maxime Renaux

Renaux has been with Yamaha for over a decade, rising through the ranks of Yamaha Racing from his days as a young rising star on a YZ85.

In 2015, the teenage rider won three EMX125 races on a GYTR-equipped YZ125 and went on to win his first World Championship with an outstanding victory at the Junior 125cc World Championship in El Molar, Spain. Following injury-plagued seasons in 2016 and 2017, the motivated Frenchman entered the lower capacity top class of MX2 as a wild card in 2018 and immediately showed great promise.

Renaux finished his first full season in MX2 in 2019 at the tender age of 18, steering his YZ250F to a maiden podium finish on his route to seventh overall in the final standings. The Yamaha rider immediately established himself as a title contender the following year, in 2020. After winning his first Grand Prix race and overall at the MXGP of Italy in Faenza, he finished third in the MX2 World Championship.

Renaux was chosen into the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 team after many impressive results during his first two years in MX2, where he significantly improved his riding and racecraft. The ‘959’ rode his YZ250FM to 24 top-three finishes, 10 race wins, 14 podium finishes, and five Grand Prix victories in his first season as a ‘Factory’ Yamaha rider in the 2021 FIM MX2 World Championship.

Renaux is prepared for the next chapter and challenge in his career in 2022. The Frenchman will join seasoned MXGP riders Jeremy Seewer and Glenn Coldenhoff under the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP awning after the Paris Supercross at the end of November.

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