The 2nd round of the 2017 MX2 season proved to be quite difficult for all the participants, with a mud-filled track causing many to crash.
But that’s nothing that iXS Athlete Jeremy Seewer can’t handle.
The always calm and cool Seewer rode through these treacherous conditions with precision, carving through the mud with smart and sound moves that led him to his first career victory.
“It’s just an awesome feeling to win,” Seewer said after the race. “In mud races it isn’t about doing the fastest laps, it’s about surviving, you need to make your laps without mistakes because if you make a mistake, you are dead. I’m just happy though, we’ve come a long way to get here, and to get the win is massive.”
Seewer’s teammates and iXS Athletes Hunter Lawrence and Bas Vaessen showed good promise, but didn’t fare as well as Seewer did in the 2nd round of the FIM MX2 World Championship in Indonesia.
Lawrence had good speed throughout the day, but unfortunetly didn’t get the results he wanted, while Vaessen reached 6th place in the 2nd race, but fell off and was unable to finish in large part because of the track conditions.
“I didn’t have the best start but after a couple of laps I felt comfortable and moved from like 20th to sixth,” Vaessen said after the race. “I was running really well and catching the top five, but then I got caught in the mud. They had to get my bike out with a stick”
The iXS MX Athletes head to South America for the next round of the 2017 MXGP season, and with Seewer sitting in 1st place overall after two rounds, he looks to carry this momentum into Argentina, where he finished in 2nd place last year.