A rider hoping for a swift bounce back from a tricky day in Holland is Team Suzuki World MX2’s Jeremy Seewer.
The Swiss pilot has been confirmed as runner-up in the MX2 World Championship thanks to his 108-point advantage over Benoit Paturel but the 22-year-old still wants to erase the sour taste of his least effective Sunday of (a superb) season so far where he classified 14. “It was the first GP this year where I felt really disappointed,” reflected Seewer.
“In all the others I think I showed good speed, made results and been consistent. You get days like this and you have to handle them and get better.
“I think I can forget about it pretty quickly – I’m usually quite strong with matters like that. I’ll analyse the GP, see where we can learn and look forward. I’m excited to go overseas again. Charlotte will be a new track for us.”
Seewer could reach 11 podium finishes for the year with another trophy in Charlotte or Glen Helen with both races expected to feature wildcard outings from prominent AMA athletes. The #91 is joined by Bas Vaessen who, unlike his two other colleagues, will be surfing a wave of momentum from Assen where he reached as high as second position on his first Grand Prix of 2016 and the first in front of a home crowd. “It will be pretty different but I’m excited about Charlotte and I think we have some special weekends coming up,” the young Dutchman enthused.
The Grand Prix of Americas is a nocturnal affair with practice and qualification starting late Friday afternoon with the races expected to culminate with the final MXGP moto around 21.00 local time on Saturday.