2016 FIM 125cc Junior Motocross World Champion
Born on 21 April 2000 in Geel, Belgium
JAGO GOES FOR GOLD
It did not take long for Motocross super-power Belgium to find the next bright star in the stream of talent for off-road motorcycle racing that has consistently filtered out of the country for the better part of five decades. Hoping to tread where the likes of De Coster, Geboers, Everts, Smets, Malherbe, Jobe, Ramon (just to name a few of Belgian’s MX heroes) have gone before is the 2016 FIM 125cc Junior Motocross World Champion Jago Geerts (KTM). The 16-year-old from Geel impressed this season with victory in both World and European 125cc Championships to make his mark as the upcoming star of motocross on this side of the Atlantic.
Geerts rode his Sakhar KTM to another level in 2016. In the pressure cooker of the one-day FIM World Championship format (the two races taking place at Orlyonok in Russia) he shared race wins with Dutch youngster Roan Van de Moosdijk (Yamaha) but crucially owned the second sprint to earn his first world title. From the sixteen races of the eight-round EMX125 European Championship Geerts triumphed in ten to confidently nail his ambitions on the step up to the 250s and further progress up the professional racing ladder. It cannot be long before the Grand Prix beckons.
World title - 2016