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MX2 – The Battle for Points

It isn’t hard to look at the battle between the two leading riders in the MX2 world championship, Pauls Jonass, and Jeremy Seewer and be impressed with both guys. Coming into the season they had one single moto win between them. Times sure have changed with Jeffrey Herlings out of the class.

With third placed man Thomas Kjer Olsen 123 points behind Jonass, and 96 points behind Seewer it’s hard to see anyone but one the two front runners winning this year’s world MX2 championship.

With a handy 38-point lead in the series points Red Bull KTM Factory rider Pauls Jonass can feel comfortable, but with seven rounds remaining and 350 points in hand, plus the fact Seewer had gone 1-1-2-2-1 in the last five motos, the fight for the title is still alive and well.

Jonass has won a majority of the Grand Prix’s and motos, with GP wins in Qatar, Argentina, Holland, France and Russia. Of those five GP wins, he has gone 1-1 on three occasions and is the only rider to completely dominate with a victory. He has also won 11 motos this year, by far the most of anyone in the MX2 class. His worst results have been a 14-DNF in the mud in Indonesia, but apart from that muddy mess, his worst is one fifth and one sixth. Not bad, is it?

As for Seewer, he has won four Grand Prix’s in Indonesia, Germany, Italy, and Portugal. He has won six moto’s, but is yet to go 1-1 for a GP victory, his being 1-2 in Indonesia, 1-4 in Germany, and 1-2 and 2-1 in Italy and Russia. Seewers worst have been 12-5 in Qatar, he also has a DNF in a moto, and a ninth in a moto. He has also a seventh-place moto finish in Russia. Of course, to his advantage, he’s won the last two Grand Prix’s and will love the hard-pack of Loket next week.

Other GP winners in the MX2 class are Jorge Prado in the first round held in Italy (Trentino), Thomas Kjer Olsen won in Latvia and Thomas Covington in Mexico.

Moto wins have also gone to Olsen, and Covington (two each), Prado, Benoit Paturel, and Samuele Bernardini.

KTM riders have won 12 motos, Suzuki 6 motos, Husqvarna 4 motos and Yamaha and TM a single moto each.

MX2 – World Championship Classification

1 41 Jonass, Pauls LAT KTM 501 25-25 7-0 25-25 16-22 25-22 25-25 20-25 22-16 25-22 22-20 15-25 25-22
2 91 Seewer, Jeremy SUI SUZ 463 9-16 25-22 16-22 25-18 12-18 18-22 22-0 25-18 22-20 14-25 25-22 22-25
3 19 Olsen, T. DEN HUS 377 18-18 15-16 18-14 14-14 16-15 12-18 25-22 20-9 14-13 25-1 11-15 18-16
4 6 Paturel, B. FRA YAM 363 22-22 16-10 22-12 22-13 0-8 14-12 10-15 0-22 20-25 20-9 22-14 15-18
5 33 Lieber, Julien BEL KTM 355 20-20 20-18 5-16 20-20 20-16 22-0 13-13 11-15 18-15 10-16 20-11 16-0
6 64 Covington, T. USA HUS 303 13-0 0-13 13-1 18-25 10-20 20-0 15-4 7-25 10-14 12-5 18-20 20-20
7 189 Bogers, Brian NED KTM 241 6-8 0-20 10-5 0-11 2-14 2-11 0-12 14-14 8-10 15-22 16-12 14-15
8 61 Prado Garcia, J. ESP KTM 233 14-10 0-3 20-20 2-1 22-25 4-0 18-16 9-11 15-16 6-18 3-0 0-0
9 172 Van doninck, B. BEL YAM 221 4-14 18-8 14-15 13-16 9-12 16-20 0-7 8-0 0-0 0-0 12-9 12-14
10 96 Lawrence, H. AUS SUZ 199 3-15 0-5 8-3 10-7 0-10 11-16 11-0 18-20 16-18 18-10
11 747 Cervellin, M. ITA HON 187 15-13 0-12 12-10 12-10 15-0 3-7 0-2 15-13 1-9 5-0 9-6 6-12
12 57 Sanayei, D. USA KAW 168 11-9 4-0 15-18 4-5 5-3 6-10 14-14 12-12 7-8 3-8 0-0
13 161 Östlund, Alvin SWE YAM 148 8-11 0-0 – – – – 8-0 10-8 8-11 0-5 0-6 13-15 13-16 7-9
14 10 Vlaanderen, C. NED KTM 133 0-6 9-0 9-8 15-9 14-0 15-14 16-18
15 919 Watson, Ben GBR KTM 130 2-0 12-14 2-4 5-0 4-6 0-9 0-8 6-0 9-0 9-14 0-13 13-0
16 18 Brylyakov, V. RUS KAW 129 12-12 11-0 11-13 7-15 18-11 13-0 – – 0-6
17 98 Vaessen, Bas NED SUZ 114 7-4 0-0 0-0 – – – – – – 7-9 10-8 0-11 16-2 14-18 5-3
18 321 Bernardini, S. ITA TM 111 16-0 13-25 7-9 8-2 0-13 0-5 6-0 3-4
19 426 Mewse, Conrad GBR HUS 104 0-0 6-0 0-0 – – 11-5 1-0 12-20 – – 11-12 8-4 7-1 4-2
20 66 Larranaga Olano, I. ESP HUS 92 0-2 8-4 6

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