Matterley Basin and the 2018 British Grand Prix marks a ‘first’ for Kemea Yamaha’s Ben Watson. The soon-to-be 21 year old travels to the Winchester venue and 2017 Motocross of Nations stage this weekend as his country’s best hope for home silverware.
The Belgium-based Englishman is arguably the brightest breakthrough talent of the MXGP scene this season. The former EMX starlet is excelling in the confines of the Kemea set-up and his first term as a factory-back racer. A first podium has already been bagged and, under the tutelage of former world champion Jacky Vimond, that blue #919 has been a regular sight at the front of the MX2 pack in each moto.