Maxime Renaux is fifth on the dutch Assen circuit with the French team.
Maxime Renaux took part in the team trophy for the first time in his career. Coach Pascal Finot chose him to replace Tom Vialle, using him in the MX2 class. Riding the quarter-liter, the young transalpine tried to offer the best possible performance, but bad luck put us in the way, preventing him from repeating the excellent performances shown in the World Championship.
After completing the 15th time during the first free practice sessions, the Sm Action Team rider started mid-group at the start of the qualifying heat. Thanks to a steady pace, he recovered various positions, grabbing the 10th place. In Race 1 he failed to get out of the starting blocks quickly, remaining stuck in the rear. Despite the difficulties brought about by the prohibitive atmospheric conditions, Renaux has recovered positions on the treacherous Dutch terrain, crossing the 18 ° line.
The 2019 season has thus been archived; an important year for Maxime Renaux and for the whole Italian team that was able to stand out with continuity, fighting several times with the best teams on the international scene.
In Race 2, the last one disputed by the Frenchman, it remained steadily close to the top 15, but the bad luck revealed itself in just one lap from the checkered flag, making it fall in the standings up to the 30th place. In the absolute, instead, Team France has seen the podium disappear due to a trifle, thanks to a setback for Gautier Paulin, forced to retire one step away from the conclusion of the third stage.
The defending champion team thus ended the day in 5th position, with the regret of having suffered unfavorable episodes that have affected the final outcome.
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