News 6 Sep 2019

Turkish MXGP 'not my favourite place' says Seewer

Man-made circuit not to the factory Yamaha rider's liking.

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Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jeremy Seewer has expressed the MXGP of Turkey is not his favourite track on the calendar as the series heads there this weekend for the penultimate round, the Afyonkarahisar venue being one of a selection of man-made circuits in the championship.

Seewer currently has a firm grip on runner-up honours in the championship rankings, holding down a comfortable 41-point margin over third’s Gautier Paulin (Monster Energy Wilvo Yamaha).

“Turkey is a place that we know, so we know what to expect,” Seewer stated. “It’s not my favorite place, it is one of these newer man-made tracks, but it is fun and I have done well there in the past.

“I will go there with a smile on my face and keep pushing to be on the podium. I am trying to not think about the championship too much just yet. It’s hard with just two races to go but we need to keep going and having fun.”

It was revealed last month that Monster Energy Wilvo Yamaha will become the official factory team in 2020, which will field a three-rider squad consisting of Seewer, Paulin and Arnaud Tonus.