Monster Yamaha’s Jeremy Seewer believes he can take his maiden MXGP world title in 2021 after finishing as series’ bridesmaid four times.
The 26-year-old Swiss rider has completed two pre-season events in France ahead of this weekend’s Russia season opener, in which he stole a race win from the best in the business and enjoyed the view from the top step of the podium.
In 2020, Seewer took his YZ450FM to maiden race and Grand Prix wins. Determined to add to his incredible list of achievements, consisting of 69 top-three finishes and 38 podiums, Seewer is focused on maintaining his astonishing record of consistency.
Throughout his eight years as a professional racer, the reigning world number two has not missed a single Grand Prix. The 2021 MXGP season opener in Orlyonok, Russia, will mark his 129th consecutive Grand Prix start.
“I’ve finished second in the world five times, two times in MX2, two times in MXGP and one time at the Junior World Championships and these are not bad stats, you know, but of course I want to win, and yes, I think I can,” said Seewer.
“Usually, we race in 19 different countries and on different tracks, sand, hardpack, hot, cold, winter, summer, you know, so it’s such an open book. It just takes a lot, a lot, a lot and at the base, I think it’s hard work from everybody.
“It will feel weird to be back, but I am feeling good. I used the time off well, to improve the bike and myself. I am feeling good and confident and it helps we are going to Russia, I love the track there it is exactly my kind of track.
“I will go there with the goal of collecting good points, obviously I want to be on the podium and I will always try to win if I can. I won a GP last year and of course I want to win GP’s this year. I feel ready. I feel calm, and I am ready to get it started.”