News 30 Oct 2018

Seewer makes factory Yamaha debut in Japanese national

MXGP rookie finishes runner-up to Gajser at Sportsland Sugo.

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Jeremy Seewer made his debut in Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP colours at the weekend’s stop of the 2018 All Japan Motocross Championship in Sugo, finishing second to former world champion Tim Gajser (Honda HRC) in both motos.

Seewer, who contested his rookie year in the MXGP World Championship with Wilvo Yamaha MXGP, was granted a promotion to the factory squad for 2019 after an array of promising results.

His appearance in Japan marked his first race under the factory guise, although he still piloted a standard YZ450F in the treacherous conditions delivered throughout the weekend.

“It was a very special weekend from many points of view,” Seewer commented. “It’s been different but a really nice experience, it was a nice track, very technical. I was second two times, but the result was not so important today, it was just about having fun and I had a lot of fun out there today. Now, I look forward to a few days of testing.”

The Swiss rider is set to remain in the country for further testing with the manufacturer before returning home ahead of his pre-season campaign.