Suzuki’s Jeremy Seewer rounded off a superb 2016 FIM MX2 Motocross World Championship with third position in the second moto at Glen Helen.

The 22-year-old Swiss had already confirmed his status as series runner-up for 2016 two rounds previously at Assen and in the wake of 10 podium results from 18…and in California achieved the distinction of being the only MX2 rider to score points in every moto this season.

His rise in MX2 has meant 10th, fifth and now second in just three years and only two of those as a full-time Pro after graduating from his studies in 2014.


Seewer narrowly missed out on his first Grand Prix win in August after duelling with Max Anstie at his home round at Frauenfeld. Asked whether he was ready to progress again and claim the number one plate that will be vacated by Jeffrey Herlings in 2017 when the Dutchman moves up to MXGP Seewer (who has one year left in the class and already contracted to Suzuki for his graduation onto the RM-Z450) did not hesitate.

“Yeah, I am. That’s how my career had been building up,” he assessed. “I have made a step every year and this season again my goal was to be in the top three and now I’m second. The goal now is to be world champion [in ’17] and I know nobody will give it to me…but we’re gonna work hard for it.”

Like most factory riders Seewer may have finished his Grand Prix duty but further races remain on the schedule with the Motocross of Nations – where Team Switzerland have another strong line-up thanks to Valentin Guillod and Arnaud Tonus in action – and then riding for Suzuki at the SMX Riders Cup in Germany on October 8.

“There are still two races but then I want to take some weeks off to let my body recover and also mentally it is tough and a long year,” Seewer commented. “I think I managed quite well to keep myself on a good level through the year and I have more experience for the winter and where we have to improve both with myself and the bike. We still have a few points to improve and then the battle can start.”