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Seewer signs officially for KRT

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The Kawasaki Racing Team will line up a strong duo next season; Romain and Jeremy won nine of the nineteen GPs this year and collected twenty podiums between them! Both ended the season on the final series podium with a silver medal for the Frenchman and bronze for the Swiss rider who has already contested the FIM Motocross World Championships for more than a decade.

Runner-up in the MX2 class in 2016 and 2017, Jeremy moved up to MXGP in 2018 and has already collected four series medals in the premier class; three-times silver (2019, 2020 and 2022) and one-time bronze. With thirty GP podiums, eight GP victories and eleven moto wins during the past five seasons he is the most consistent rider of the series and he hasn’t missed a single GP since 2014, finishing all bar nine motos during his 187 GP appearances! After spending his entire MX2 career with one brand he has raced the last six MXGP seasons with another before joining Kawasaki for the coming season; the amiable twenty-nine-year-old Swiss rider will make his racing debut on the KX 450-SR during the International series in February.

Jeremy Seewer: “I’ve been racing a long time with the same brand but I feel very welcome at Kawasaki where everyone has been very open and receptive to me; I think it’s a brand where I can fit in well. I’m looking forward to a long-term relationship and hope for the best; the main goal is to win as often as possible, to have success together, to enjoy working with great people and have fun doing it.”

Steve Guttridge (Race Planning Manager, Kawasaki Motors Europe): “I’ve always been a big fan of Jeremy because of his unreal technical ability on all the bikes I’ve seen him race in the past, both at MX2 and MXGP levels. Along with his obvious driven and professional mentality, it puts him into the very top few competitors in the world and in any conditions that the MXGPs can throw at him! So, to finally welcome him into our KRT MXGP team is indeed a super-exciting situation!  Everyone at Kawasaki wishes him a very warm welcome and success throughout the fast-approaching 2024 season”.

Antti Pyrhonen (KRT team manager): “We at KRT, together with the riders, are working very hard to realise our potential in the coming season. Both Jeremy and Romain knows what they want; they know what they are aiming for and they will receive our utmost support for the task ahead. The 2024 KX450-SR has already proven its potential to be a winning bike in early tests after yet further development by Kawasaki’s R&D department. We are excited for the task ahead and will leave no stone unturned to achieve our goals.”

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Benoit Paturel inside of the top ten in Trentino MXGP

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Benoit Paturel of the De Baets MX team has ridden a strong fourth round of the MXGP World Championship in Arco di Trento, Italy. Paturel managed to finish eleventh in the first moto and crossed the finish line in a good eighth place in the second moto.

From the sand in Riola Sardo to the hard technical circuit of Arco di Trento. This is a circuit that normally suits Paturel well and he showed this again. On Saturday, things didn’t really work out for Paturel because he didn’t get any further than a seventeenth time in time practice and finished twenty-first in the qualifying heat.

On Sunday, however, everything was different because the Frenchman managed to take a very good start in both motos and was able to follow the riders in front of him for a long time. In the first moto he was riding inside of the top ten for a long time and eventually finished eleventh. In the second moto he was riding for almost the entire moto in seventh place and finished in a good eighth place.

With these results, Paturel finished in tenth place in the general classification and has climbed to twentieth place in the standings.

In the EMX125 class, Dex Kooiker did very well in the second moto. In the first moto he unfortunately had to retire with a damaged bike after a crash, but in the second moto he came back very strong. He rode in the top ten for a long time and managed to finish the moto in twelfth place.

There was a setback for Tyla van de Poel. He crashed in the first moto and broke his tibia and fibula and will have to undergo surgery. The entire team wishes Tyla a speedy recovery!

1 Jorge Prado 45 pts
2 Romain Febvre 41 pts
3 Tim Gajser 40 pts
4 Calvin Vlaanderen 37 pts
5 Jeremy Seewer 36 pts
10 Benoit Paturel 23 pts

MXGP World Championship Standings:
1 Jorge Prado 219 pts
2 Tim Gajser 206 pts
3 Romain Febvre 174 pts
4 Jeffrey Herlings 164 pts
5 Pauls Jonass 142 pts
20 Benoit Paturel 26 pts

Photocredits – Fullspectrum Media
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Quentin Prugnieres rides two strong motos in Trentino

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F&H Racing’s Quentin Prugnieres has come close to the top ten in the fourth round of the MX2 World Championship in Arco di Trento, Italy. Prugnieres managed to finish thirteenth and twelfth in the motos and finished in twelfth place in the day’s classification.

The Arco di Trento circuit is completely different from the Riola Sardo circuit, where the Grand Prix was held a week earlier. Prugnieres had prepared well for the race and was ready for it. In the training he needed some time to get into the right rhythm and therefore did not get any further than a sixteenth time in the time training. In the qualifying heat it went better and he managed to cross the finish line in thirteenth place.

In the first moto on Sunday, Prugnieres didn’t get off to a good start and had to come back to the front from around twentieth place. With a good rhythm he started to pass one rider after another and came further and further back to the front during the race. His fighting spirit eventually earned him a thirteenth place.

In the second moto, Prugnieres had a very consistent race. He was in a better position after the start and came out of the first lap in eleventh place. He was just outside the top ten for the entire race and crossed the finish line in twelfth place.

With a 13-12 in the motos, he finished in twelfth place in the day’s classification. In the world championship standings, he is now fifteenth, just four points behind the fourteenth man. In three weeks’ time, the championship will continue in Agueda, Portugal.

Results Grand Prix MX2 Trentino:

1 Liam Everts 42 pts

2 Thibault Benistant 40 pts

3 Simon Laengenfelder 38 pts

4 Kay de Wolf 38 pts

5 Camden McLellan 30 pts

12 Quentin Prugnieres 17 pts

MX2 World Championship Standings:

1 Kay de Wolf 213 pts

2 Simon Laengenfelder 187 pts

3 Thibault Benistant 148 pts

4 Lucas Coenen 147 pts

5 Andrea Adamo 139 pts

15 Quentin Prugnieres 52 pts

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Ups and downs for JM Racing Honda in MXGP of Trentino

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JM Honda Racing has had ups and downs during the fourth round of the world championship in Trentino. Tim Edberg managed to take two points in the MXGP class. In the MX2 class, Hakon Osterhagen finished twentieth and unfortunately Delvintor Alfarizi didn’t score points. Max Werner competed in the EMX250 class. Everything looked promising until he crashed hard in the first moto. Werner came back for the second moto and managed to finish thirteenth on character.

A week after the Grand Prix in Sardinia, the MXGP of Trentino was held in Pietramurata last weekend. Another race in Italy and after last week’s sand track it was now a hard track.

Tim Edberg had a good feeling after the warm-up on Sunday morning and was ready for the first moto. After a good start, Tim started the race in the top five and rode a high pace. After a few laps, he dropped back to a place just inside the top 15. Unfortunately, a crash threw a spanner in the works, leaving him with a 22nd place just outside the points. In the second moto the start was less and he started the race around tenth place. In the beginning, Edberg was able to keep up well until he got tired and had to slow down a bit. This in itself is not surprising because Edberg has only just entered the MXGP class and has to grow every race. He fought until the finish flag and managed to take two points with a nineteenth place.

In the MX2 class, Hakon Osterhagen had mixed feelings after a weekend where he alternated speed and crashes. In the first moto, the Norwegian was constantly just outside the top twenty, after which he managed to make up some places in the final phase and crossed the finish line in seventeenth place. In the second moto the race went the other way around and Osterhagen had to settle for 26th place after a mistake in the final stages.

Delvintor Alfarizi was pleased with his riding in front of all the Italian fans. Unfortunately, he was not able to convert the good feeling on the bike into World Championship points. With a 27th place in the first and a 24th place in the second moto, Delvintor finished 26th in the day’s results.

Maximilian Werner got off to a good start in the first moto and rode a good moto until he crashed heavily on the triple jump and had to leave the race dizzy. On Sunday, after the sighting lap, the German decided to start in the second moto and managed to fight his way to a thirteenth place. “I didn’t knew if I could ride on Sunday morning, because I couldn’t see the lines clearly. Still, I decided to start and that’s why I’m very happy with my thirteenth place. Now I’m resting and recovering from my concussion.”

The next round of the world championship will be held on the weekend of the 5th of May when the MXGP of Portugal will be held in Agueda.

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