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The Great Rubik's Race: Seewer vs Pumpurs

The Great Rubik's Race: Seewer vs Pumpurs

Many people stereotype motocross riders, instantly assuming that top racers lack intelligence due to the fact they thrive on adrenalin and are unafraid of going fast, jumping high, losing skin or breaking a bone. Most would say that there is zero percent chance that a top-level motocross rider can complete a Rubik’s Cube in under a minute.

To those who know-how, the Rubik's cube can be solved easily in less than a minute. For the rest of us, unscrambling the puzzle at all is next to impossible. It’s kind of like riding a dirt-bike, difficult at first but with constant practice and determination, it gets better.

While patiently waiting for the storm to pass at the opening round of the FIM Motocross World Championship in Matterley Basin, Great Britain, our super-smart Yamaha stars Jeremy Seewer, age 26, and Mairis Pumpurs, age 16, went head-to-head in a race to riddle-out the Rubik’s Cube.

Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP's Seewer has been seen fiddling with a Rubik’s Cube on race day on countless occasions. He started learning it two years ago and even has the algorithms painted on his helmet. 

MJC Yamaha Official EMX125’s Pumpurs saw the two-time MX2 silver medalist, Seewer, playing with a Rubik’s at a Grand Prix and was intrigued by his ability to complete the puzzle. Despite being 10-years his junior, the youngster from Dobele, Latvia, googled how to solve it and after two-months of practice, was set to race the MXGP ace.