Swiss rider is hunting down Tony Cairoli for FIM silver medal
With the MXGP and MX2 titles both decided at yesterday’s MXGP of Pietramurata, the focus at this weekend’s final round of the FIM Motocross World Championship will switch to the battle between Jeremy Seewer (Monster Energy Yamaha) and Tony Cairoli (Red Bull KTM) for second place in the premier MXGP class.
The pair head into the MXGP of Garda Trentino with Cairoli ahead by just four points and following his second overall last time out the Swiss rider is a serious threat to the nine-time champion’s hopes of holding onto the series silver medal.
“I got my first pole position and that felt great,” said Seewer. “I’ve been second many times in qualifying this year. It doesn’t really matter for the start – it just feels good to be on pole. After that, I had an amazing first race.”
Seewer, who won this year’s MXGP of Lombardia against virtually a full-strength field, finished the 2019 season as world #2 behind Tim Gajser (Team HRC) and remained magnanimous after the Slovenian took the title for the second year in a row.
“Hats off to Tim and congratulations to him on winning the world championship – he did great this year. I had some solid results today and got some important points for the championship.”