Seewer had the early advantage and a firm grip on second position for the first half of the race until he jumped off the track and allowed Max Anstie to pass. The Swiss rider re-entered the track in third with only Glenn Coldenhoff separating him from the train of Yamaha Riders that followed.
Febvre was smooth, controlled and fast as he led the Monster Energy Wilvo Yamaha duo of Arnaud Tonus and Gautier Paulin for the majority of the race. With 8 minutes on the clock the skies opened up and made the conditions incredibly tricky. The moisture on the track made traction scarce which worked in favor of the '461' as he used the torque of his YZ450FM to triple-jump past Coldenhoff and move up into fourth position with 2-Laps remaining.
Other than the mistake that cost him second-position, Seewer put in a solid performance to finish third ahead of his teammate Febvre in fourth. Tonus secured a lonely sixth position with Paulin finishing 23-seconds further adrift in seventh.
The second and final race of the Grand Prix was bitter-sweet, particularly for the Monster Energy Wilvo Yamaha MXGP team with Tonus unable to finish the race due to an extremely unusual technical issue.
When the gates dropped, Seewer, Febvre and Paulin got off to blistering starts - all three riders were inside the top-five. On Lap-2, Seewer went too hot into a rut and almost fell which handed second position to his teammate, Febvre, who then put chase to the championship leader, Tim Gajser.
Close enough to capitalize on Gajsers' error, Febvre put his YZ450FM into the lead on Lap-4 and used his superior throttle control and clay-riding ability to take an outstanding race win, his first since the MXGP of Sweden in August 2017.
Meanwhile, the sweltering hot temperatures and high humidity in Palembang made the final stages of Race 2 a grueling affair. Seewer proved his physical condition is back to its peak as he remained strong and held on for fourth position while Paulin managed to round out the top-five.
Febvre stood on the podium for the third time this season, while Seewer mounted the box for the second time in his MXGP class career, his first was at the MXGP of Russia at the start of June.
The last time the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP had both riders on the podium was at the MXGP of Thailand in March 2016.
Seewer has strengthened his grip on third position in the MXGP Championship Standings. He has clawed back 38-points on the rider in second and is now 9-points clear of Paulin in fourth.
Paulin ended up sixth in the Grand Prix classification this weekend, while Tonus was 13th after the heart-breaking end to his second race. Tonus is now fifth in the Championship Standings, while Febvre has moved up into the top-ten.
The MXGP riders will travel to the Central Java district of Indonesia this week where they will line up for the 12th round of the series at the circuit of Semarang in five days' time.