News 2 Oct 2016

Seewer extends Suzuki MXGP deal through 2019 season

MX2 vice champion to make MXGP debut in 2018.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Team Suzuki World MX2 has revealed that Jeremy Seewer will remain with the outfit until the conclusion of the 2019 FIM World Motocross Championship following the announcement of a multi-year contract extension.

Seewer, who is currently 22 years of age, will complete one more year in MX2 before stepping up the MXGP category for the 2018 and 2019 seasons, due to the MX2 age restriction rule that is designed to feed riders into the premier class once they turn 23.

The rider from Switzerland placed second in the 2016 world championship, racing to 10 podium finishes throughout the 18-round series. Seewer stated that it was a clear decision to continue with Suzuki, especially with 10-time world champion Stefan Everts at the helm of the team.

“For me it actually was a pleasure to know and work with Stefan for my first year now,” he explained. “I knew I would decide about my future after working together with him. It all worked out great this season, we want to go in the same direction, I feel good in the team so it was clear for me that I wanted to stay with them and that my future was with Suzuki.”

Team manager Stefan Everts commented on Seewer’s contract extension, describing it as an important step in his future planning with Suzuki.

“Working with Jeremy has been a pleasure,” said Everts. “We have a good feeling and a good spirit between us. We have the same goal and same ambition. I’m very pleased that we could come to an agreement with Jeremy for the 2018 and 2019 MXGP seasons. It’s an important phase of my planning for what I want to achieve with the Suzuki Factory Team.”