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Team Suzuki Press Office – May 15.

The yellow charge on the FIM MX2 Motocross World Championship slowed a little bit today as Team Suzuki World MX2’s Jeremy Seewer finished fifth overall at the Grand Prix of Trentino and the eighth round of 18 in the 2016 series.

The Swiss might have seen his run of six consecutive podium finishes come to an end but has still to drop out of the top-five in the competitive category this season and came through a trick, slippery and crash-ridden affair in northern Italy.

After qualifying with a strong second position in Arco di Trento, Seewer gingerly rolled into the gate with the second pick of slots. The #‘91’ had crashed in morning warm-up when he hit ‘a neutral’ and a heavy impact left him with a painful upper leg. It would be the first dramatic moment of a busy day. The heavy rain that fell just before the qualifying Heat on Saturday created a muddy and slick terrain but the narrow course was mercifully dry and technically rough and challenging for Sunday.

Seewer didn't make the best of starts and needed the first half of the opening moto to pull up and pass Adam Sterry to move into fifth and then made fourth place by the finish line after overtaking Samuele Bernardini. In the second moto he was again looking at a trawl through the pack after running into a fallen rider on the second corner. Another mistake left him as the last runner on the track by the time he’d recovered his race bike. Fighting all the way up to sixth and making a slight mockery of observations that the course was one-line and hard for passing, Seewer then went down again on the penultimate lap and was able to round-off a heavy day with 12th spot; his 4-12 allowing fifth overall.

Seewer came to the Grand Prix defending a 52-point cushion over third place in the MX2 standings and the gap now rests at a sizeable 37 over Pauls Jonass.

In the EMX250 European Championship, Bas Vaessen had to overcome a slip in the first rain-lashed moto on Saturday afternoon and rally from last position to 16th. On Sunday morning the Dutchman successfully plotted a path to fifth for ninth place overall. Riding the RM-Z250 Vaessen retains fifth spot in the feeder series to Grand Prix and with four of 10 rounds now wiped from the slate.

As with the Team Suzuki World MXGP faction of the ‘yellow’ set-up, the MX2 crew will now start the journey back to Lommel, Belgium and a brief hiatus before back-to-back Grands Prix in Spain and France and more hard-pack challenges ahead.

Jeremy Seewer:

“I knew a bad day would come but I was making a bad day into a reasonably good one in some moments! I’m a bit disappointed to have had a few crashes but my feeling on the bike is great and my speed as well to catch so many people. My leg is a little bit sore but we have a free weekend now to rest a little bit. The rain helped make the track a bit more difficult and technical with some more ruts but it was still quite one-line. I lost some points for the championship position today but I think things could have been worse.”

Bas Vaessen:

“Mixed feelings really. In the first moto I was riding good but had some bad luck and had to come from way back. In the second race I was outside the top 10 and again had to work to reach fifth. I felt like I was doing well in the second moto but I made some mistakes at the end and it could have been better. We’ll have to improve for the next race.”

MX2 Moto1: 1. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, Kawasaki), 33:59.380; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:01.237; 3. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), +0:37.972; 4. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Suzuki World MX2), +0:38.934; 5. Max Anstie (GBR, Husqvarna), +0:53.819; 6. Samuele Bernardini (ITA, TM), +0:58.659; 7. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, Yamaha), +1:03.247; 8. Adam Sterry (GBR, KTM), +1:04.078; 9. Vsevolod Brylyakov (RUS, Kawasaki), +1:20.672; 10. Brent Van doninck (BEL, Yamaha), +1:28.973.

MX2 Moto2: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 34:18.604; 2. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), +0:35.162; 3. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:38.335; 4. Brian Bogers (NED, KTM), +0:54.703; 5. Benoit Paturel (FRA, Yamaha), +0:55.444; 6. Samuele Bernardini (ITA, TM), +1:06.849; 7. Roberts Justs (LAT, KTM), +1:10.390; 8. Vsevolod Brylyakov (RUS, Kawasaki), +1:11.500; 9. Petar Petrov (BUL, Kawasaki), +1:12.212; 10. Michele Cervellin (ITA, Honda), +1:12.833; 11. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, Yamaha), +1:16.977; 12. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Suzuki World MX2), +1:19.864.

MX2 Overall result: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 47 points; 2. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, KAW), 45 p.; 3. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), 42 p.; 4. Samuele Bernardini (ITA, TM), 30 p.; 5. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Suzuki World MX2), 27 p.; 6. Benoit Paturel (FRA, YAM), 25 p.; 7. Vsevolod Brylyakov (RUS, KAW), 25 p.; 8. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, YAM), 24 p.; 9. Brian Bogers (NED, KTM), 21 p.; 10. Max Anstie (GBR, HUS), 21 p.

MX2 World Championship Standings (after 8 of 18 rounds): 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 397 points; 2. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Suzuki World MX2), 297 p.; 3. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), 260 p.; 4. Benoit Paturel (FRA, YAM), 211 p.; 5. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, YAM), 210 p.; 6. Petar Petrov (BUL, KAW), 202 p.; 7. Max Anstie (GBR, HUS), 183 p.; 8. Vsevolod Brylyakov (RUS, KAW), 182 p.; 9. Samuele Bernardini (ITA, TM), 179 p.; 10. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, KAW), 162 p.

EMX250 European Championship overall result: 1. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, HUS), 50 points; 2. Darian Sanayei (USA, KAW), 42 p.; 3. Jorge Prado Garcia (ESP, KTM), 42 p.; 4. Nick Kouwenberg (NED, HON), 33 p.; 5. Hunter Lawrence (AUS, KAW), 31 p.; 6. Karlis Sabulis (LAT, YAM), 27 p.; 7. Anton Gole (SWE, HUS), 24 p.; 8. Natanael Bres (FRA, KTM), 22 p.; 9. Bas Vaessen (NED, Suzuki World MX2), 21 p.; 10. Miro Sihvonen (FIN, KTM), 20 p.

EMX250 European Championship Standings (after 4 of 10 rounds): 1. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, HUS), 182 points; 2. Hunter Lawrence (AUS, KAW), 151 p.; 3. Darian Sanayei (USA, KAW), 137 p.; 4. Kevin Wouts (BEL, KTM), 114 p.; 5. Bas Vaessen (NED, Suzuki World MX2), 110 p.; 6. Nick Kouwenberg (NED, HON), 105 p.; 7. Jorge Prado Garcia (ESP, KTM), 85 p.; 8. Anton Gole (SWE, HUS), 83 p.; 9. Miro Sihvonen (FIN, KTM), 83 p.; 10. Nicolas Dercourt (FRA, KAW), 69 p.

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