Inside MXGP: No Pain, No Gain | Monster Energy Yamaha

Published On: 3/18/2024

The new YouTube series on Yamaha Racing "Inside MXGP" dives into the inner workings of the MXGP paddock.

Breaking away from the polished façade of podium celebrations, the new YouTube series on Yamaha Racing "Inside MXGP" dives into the inner workings of the MXGP paddock. Taking a raw, unfiltered, all-access look behind the scenes, revealing the mud, sweat and tears that are all part of the game in racing.

The first episode, titled "No Pain, No Gain," sheds light on the challenges faced by the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP and MX2 teams at the 2024 FIM Motocross World Championship season opener in Villa La Angostura, Argentina.

“It was a really tough weekend in Argentina,” Renaux explained. We weren’t 100% coming in, and this track has a lot of g-force, which puts a lot of pressure on our feet. For me, it was not easy with my right foot still not 100%, but I dug deep and gave everything I had.” 


At the same time, Thibault Benistant, Rick Elzinga, and Andrea Bonacorsi in MX2 fought trials and tribulations of their own. Although each facing different challenges, their conviction was the same: without struggle, there would be no strength, growth, or glory.

“I was already happy to make it to Argentina,” Elzinga said, “I’ve only had three-weeks on the bike, so the fact that I made it there and could race on a high level, I am happy about it. I had some arm-pump, which was expected, but throughout the weekend, I felt better and better. I had three good starts and put in some consistent laps, which is a good place to start under the circumstances.” 

Get up to speed on the highs and lows of the MXGP season opener, including GoPro footage from Geerts’ gnarly crash that forced him out of round one, here

Keep an eye out for the next episode of “Inside MXGP,” which will be posted after EVERY round of MXGP in 2024 exclusively on Yamaha Racing’s YouTube channel