Jeremy Seewer - Slow Starter
Posted on March 18, 2023
Since his first Grand Prix victory in Indonesia in 2017 Jeremy Seewer has claimed another nine GP wins in the six year period. While his five wins in MX2 and five in MXGP are numbers a long way down from riders like Jeffrey Herlings, Tim Gajser, Jorge Prado and Romain Febvre, he is the next guy (along with Glenn Coldenhoff) to really create some interest and be a real contender.
Seewer as we all know has finished second in the World on five occasions, more than any other rider in the sports history and like riders like Sylvain Geboers, Kurt Nicoll and Clement Desalle (all three finished top three on many occasions in the title hunt) becoming World motocross champion has been a difficult journey, as it is for hundreds of racers from the past.
Seewer mentioned in 2022 that his starts of his seasons have cost him, and looking through his first two rounds since he had his first full season back in 2014, so a decade ago, the 28 year old rider from Switzerland has just one victory from his first two races, that being in 2017, when he finished second in the World in MX2.
He also has two more podium finishes in those first two rounds, but outside of that, his opening two rounds are not that impressive. So, when we head to Sardinia in a weeks’ time, don’t expect too much, although, he did show last year and in the pre-season that he has improved and hopefully his season starts won’t cost him another World championship.
If he wants championships, the start is just as important as the end. His finish for the final two rounds last year were 2nd and 2nd and considering he started last year with 3rd and 5th, maybe, just maybe he is learning enough to be closer to the series leader when it counts. His seventh overall in Argentina would have been very different had he not collected a kicker and found himself doing superman through the air on Saturday. Bring on Sardinia and hopefully a big bag of points, or even a GP win.
Jeremy Seewer: The frustrating thing to start about this weekend is, none of what happened in the Qualifying Race and in Race One today was in my hands. This is a tough pill to swallow. You only need to look at the second moto to see where I belong. I didn’t do anything special to finish inside the top-three, I just rode my race. I think if the Qualifying Race ended differently, I would have been able to get better starts and potentially fight for the win. Anyway, the result is not the end of the world, there are still a lot of points on the table, so it’s fine.
Jeremy Seewer – Opening Two Rounds
2014: 17th 13th
2015: 7th 18th
2016: 4th 2nd
2017: 6th 1st
2018: 14th 8th
2019: 9th 7th
2020: 4th 19th
2021: 5th 8th
2022: 3rd 5th
2023: 7th ??