News 8 Aug 2022

Another victory banked for Seewer in MXGP of Sweden

Geerts on top in MX2 courtesy of race two win at Uddevalla.

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Monster Energy Yamaha MXGP’s Jeremy Seewer took his third victory of the 2022 season in Uddevalla, as Jago Geerts bested MX2 title-rival Tom Vialle on countback at round 15.

It was Maxime Renaux (Monster Energy Yamaha MXGP) who took the win in race one, followed by Seewer as teammate Glenn Coldenhoff completed the top three.

Renaux crashed out of contention in the early stages of race two, while Seewer led every lap to secure the race win, and overall. 4-2 results landed points leader Tim Gajser (Team HRC) second overall and Coldenhoff completed the top three for the round with fifth in moto two.

Kawasaki Racing Team’s Romain Febvre recovered from a sixth place finish in race one to cross the line P3 in the final bout on Sunday, elevating him to fourth for round 15, as Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing’s Jorge Prado notched a 5-6 scorecard for P5 on the day.

Australia’s Mitch Evans won the qualifying race and charged through the field in moto one after an early fall, ultimately reaching tenth after being well outside the top 25 on lap one. Jed Beaton finished 20th overall with 19-18 results.

Gajser still holds a sizeable advantage in the 2022 MXGP World Championship standings, 115 points ahead of Seewer, with Prado third a further 34 points back.

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MX2 continues to be the story of Geerts and Vialle, the pair trading victories in Sweeden and neither gaining nor losing an advantage, points-wise, in the title fight.

Vialle (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) moved into the lead in the early stages of race one, passing Kevin Horgmo (F&H Kawasaki) and took a 6.7s win ahead of Geerts. Horgmo completed the top three.

A calculated charge by the red plate-holder in race two saw him secure the victory, capitalising on a mistake from Vialle and then passing Simon Laengenfelder (Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing) for the lead on lap 11.

Vialle passed the GasGas rider shortly after, and kept the pressure on until the chequered flag, finishing just 1.6s shy of P1. Third in race two for Laengenfelder landed him P3 overall on the day. Horgmo – who crashed in moto two – was fourth overall courtesy of 3-5 scores, as teammate Mikkel Haarup (5-8) completed the top five.

In the 2022 MX2 World Championship standings, Geerts leads Vialle by 23, as Laegenfelder in third, 130 from the red plate.

Detailed results