News 15 Aug 2018

Seewer to make factory Yamaha transition in 2019 season

MXGP rookie to join Febvre at Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing.

Source: Supplied.

Jeremy Seewer will transition from Wilvo Yamaha MXGP to the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team for the 2019 MXGP World Championship.

The Swiss rider stepped up to the premier class ranks this season with the Yamaha outfit after finishing second in the MX2 standings on two occasions, with his progressive form now earning him a spot alongside former world champion Romain Febvre, meanwhile replacing the departing Jeremy van Horebeek.

“It’s really cool to have this opportunity,” said Seewer. “It feels amazing that after one year since moving to Yamaha I have already made it into the factory team, especially after what happened to me before I moved to Yamaha, so when I had no deal, Yamaha were the ones that took me and gave me a chance.

“I got to join the Wilvo Yamaha Official MXGP Team and I am very grateful for that, and now one year later I am able to move to the factory team and that is awesome. At the same time, I am a little bit sad to leave the Wilvo Yamaha boys already, it’s a great team with good people around me.

“They’re like family to me, but still we need to move on and I am really looking forward to working with the factory team and on the factory YZ450FM.”

Seewer currently sits eighth in the championship standings, and is set to captain Team Switzerland at the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations at RedBud in the United States of America.