Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP battle on in Indonesia Created: 2022-06-26

Excited to race in a country where Yamaha is so prominent, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP tackled the Grand Prix of Indonesia earlier today. Samota-Sumbawa hosted a Grand Prix for the first time; the event was the twelfth stop of the 2022 FIM Motocross World Championship. With Maxime Renaux working hard at the team’s base, after a fall at that previous stop, Jeremy Seewer and Glenn Coldenhoff represented the team.

Coldenhoff was the team’s highest scorer despite an illness – he was a very strong fourth in moto one after withstanding the pressure from behind for the duration. It was a showing that emphasised his grit and determination aboard his YZ450FM. The second moto was just as exciting as the first, as a gaggle of riders were separated by just a couple of seconds throughout the moto. Coldenhoff eventually took sixth at the chequered flag. A 4-6 scorecard put him fifth overall at the Grand Prix and helped him edge closer to fourth in the standings.

Damage limitation was the name of the game for Seewer at the Grand Prix of Indonesia. Unfortunately, he fell ill on Friday night and was struggling with energy from that point on. ’91’ did all that he could to salvage as many points as possible; he finished twelfth in moto one, after hitting the gate and sitting as high as tenth before a crash. The second moto was a more positive experience – he battled hard to claim ninth in the moto and overall classification. Seewer is now sat in third in the championship standings, just five points from the rider in second.

There is a two-week break in the schedule now. The Grand Prix of Czechia, round thirteen of the term, will be run on July 17. Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP would like to thank the fans who made their way out to show support at Samota-Sumbawa; it was enjoyable to see everyone on the other side of the world!

Glenn Coldenhoff: “It was difficult this weekend. After time practice, I started feeling unwell. I did not feel like I had any energy in the qualifying race and then after that I felt so bad. I had a fever and could not eat or drink anything. It has been a tough day and I knew with no food and drink that it was going to be very difficult, especially in the second race. I lined up today with the mindset that I will survive and that I am strong, although I quickly realised that was not the case. I had totally no energy at all. I am glad we are done here and that I am going home safe with some solid points, fifth overall.”

Jeremy Seewer: “I felt amazing coming here; I was super fit Friday and excited to race, but then the hammer came. Friday night, after dinner, I got really sick. Something was really wrong, so I did not ride all of Saturday. I was just trying to survive. I was completely destroyed but just had to do two or three laps to learn the track and the start of the qualifying race. Today, I am happy with where I finished. I have come a long way since yesterday, when I was at rock bottom with this sickness. I hit the gate in the first moto and then, after that, I came from last and finished twelfth, which is okay. Passing is very difficult if you are trying to save energy and just survive. The second moto was the same story. I did not make any big mistakes, just stalled the bike once. P9 in these conditions? I have to be happy with that. Now, I just look forward to going home to the doctor to get this virus, bacteria or whatever it is out of my body as fast as possible.”

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