Jeremy Seewer wins the MXGP of France on YZ450FM Created: 2022-06-06

Hot on the heels of an incredible showing at the Grand Prix of Spain, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP leapt into action in front of many adoring fans at today’s Grand Prix of France. The atmosphere around the ‘blue’ awning was electric from the moment that the weekend started; Maxime Renaux, Glenn Coldenhoff and Jeremy Seewer did not disappoint.

It was the latter who excelled in the premier class; Seewer was simply brilliant. ’91’ exited turn one in the runner-up position and was methodical whilst shadowing the race leader. Knowing just how much time he had, he lurked in the shadows before pouncing with one lap to go. Such a brilliant move catapulted him into the race lead and helped him claim his first moto win of the season. Seewer was just as exceptional in the second moto; he charged from fourth to second at the chequered flag and claimed the overall victory at the MXGP of France! It was an incredible return to form for the likeable Swiss rider.

Maxime Renaux was luckless on a weekend that showed a lot of promise. Unfortunately, he crashed in the first turn in moto one and was left with a mountain to climb. Renaux showed poise and composure through the thirty-minute moto and eventually salvaged a ninth at the chequered flag. The second moto was strong – he battled on the cusp of the top five and eventually secured sixth place. 9-6 scores put him eighth in the overall classification and ensured that he held onto second in the championship standings.

Put in a similar spot to his teammate in the first stint, Glenn Coldenhoff fell in the first corner and then had another fall just a handful of laps later. Salvaging a twelfth was rather impressive, given the circumstances, but he was hungry for redemption in moto two. Redemption is exactly what he got! Coldenhoff charged to the front of the field and took a convincing moto victory aboard his YZ450FM. Such an incredible moto put him on the overall podium in third too. Two Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP stars up on the podium once again!

The third Grand Prix in succession, the Grand Prix of Germany, will be held at Teutschenthal next weekend. The event will mark round eleven of the 2022 FIM Motocross World Championship.

Jeremy Seewer: “I feel super! I felt at one stage I could have gone 1-1 and that would have been amazing. I had the speed but then, two laps to go, I thought I would be stupid to throw the GP win away. I really loved it. We finally found that little bit extra we needed. I already felt it yesterday; I felt it coming. I could ride fast here, very fast and confident, and I was happy I could show that today. Now I hope I can keep going like this.”

Glenn Coldenhoff: “This weekend was actually quite good. Already in practice yesterday, I was there with the times. Today was a good day, although the first moto was really bad. I don’t know what I was doing, but I was four times on the ground in the first couple of laps. Still, good speed and came home with a twelfth. Even in between the races, we thought the podium could never happen. Maybe only if I win and I did that! I am really pumped to be back on the podium, even if the first moto was definitely not where I want to be. Another back-to-back podium. It’s great!”

Maxime Renaux: “Tough weekend here at my home GP. Two average or actually, for me, bad motos, starting with a crash in the first race because another rider didn’t brake. Then I had to stop because I had a bent wheel, so I had to put it straight, and then that moto was just a struggle. I had a bad start in the second moto and couldn’t find my rhythm or my flow on the track, so just a tough day for me.”

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