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MXGP, MXGP OF LATVIA - Kegums, LATVIA, 9 Juni 2024

A sixth for Jeremy Seewer in Latvia

Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP's Jeremy Seewer regrouped from a difficult start to the weekend to claim a workmanlike sixth place in the second moto in the Latvian round of the FIM World MXGP Motocross Championship at Kegums.

The Swiss faced a mountain to climb in the first moto after emerging twenty-first from the first-turn lottery on a saturated track, much of which had been submerged under water by a heavy rainstorm during the half-hour before the programmed start; each overtaking move was inevitably fraught with danger but he knuckled down to the task manfully to advance to fourteenth at the finish. Extensive work by the track crew during the interval produced a normal track surface for race two; disputing sixth and seventh through the early laps he eventually made sixth secure and in the second half of the moto closed down the riders ahead to finish just three seconds from fourth. He retains sixth in the championship standings headed to the midway point of the series at Maggiora in northern Italy next weekend.
Jeremy Seewer: "We really needed that second moto. After Germany we took a big gamble on settings and it didn't work out as we had hoped yesterday; we learnt from that and adjusted the settings for today but then it rained like hell just before our first race. The track changed completely and it's always difficult to push hard at the speed we are racing if you don't have confidence. I'm really happy to bring it back in race two. In fact if I could have started fourth I think I could have been there to the finish; the first-three are in a race of their own at the moment but I had the speed of anybody else. Next weekend is Maggiora and it's a super-fun track to ride and race with good memories; I took my second-ever podium there in MX2 back in 2015 and won the GP there last year. And it's close to home so the Swiss fans will be there to cheer me on."