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Seewer Secures Race & Grand Prix Win as Renaux Returns from Injury with Astonishing Race Win for Second Overall

Seewer Secures Race & Grand Prix Win as Renaux Returns from Injury with Astonishing Race Win for Second Overall

Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP’s Jeremy Seewer scored his second Grand Prix win of 2022 after a masterclass performance at the 13th round of the FIM Motocross World Championship in Loket, Czech Republic. At the same time, teammate Maxime Renaux made an incredible return to action, ending the Czech Grand Prix on the second step of the podium, while Glenn Coldenhoff rounded out the top four.

In dry and slippery conditions on Saturday afternoon, Seewer shone as he flew around the steep and daunting hillside circuit of Loket. The speedy ‘91’ pulled a phenomenal holeshot and led every lap for his first Qualifying Race win of the season. As Seewer took his place as the eighth different MXGP-class polesitter this season, Coldenhoff put in some smooth and consistent laps for fourth as Renaux charged to sixth. 
 
With sunny blue skies above, a frantic start to the opening MXGP race saw Seewer go bar-to-bar with the championship leader Tim Gajser and his closest rival Jorge Prado around turn one. After five minutes behind the leaders, the ‘91’ set off on a charge. On lap four, he stormed down the inside of Gajser before taking the lead from Prado on lap seven with a spectacular pass through the waves.
 
Once in the lead, Seewer proved his prowess and charged to a dominant race win - his third race win of the season. 
 
Renaux and Coldenhoff made up the top five on the exit of turn one, and after a series of brilliant laps, the duo eventually made inroads on Prado. Both riders passed the Spaniard to cross the ‘line in the third and fourth positions, respectively.  
 
The second and final race of the weekend was marked by Renaux’s mind-blowing return to form and commanding race pace. The rookie sensation put in a masterful ride after passing Prado and his fast-starting teammate, Seewer, on the opening lap to secure a dominant race win – his fourth of the season. 
 
Looking at the bigger picture, Seewer settled in second place, knowing the position would be enough to secure the Grand Prix victory. At the same time, Coldenhoff put in another strong ride, despite feeling under the weather, to finish fourth for fourth overall. 
 
Seewer has now moved up to second in the MXGP Championship Standings. Renaux and Coldenhoff are fourth and fifth, respectively. 
 
The next round of the FIM Motocross World Championship will take place next weekend, July 23rd and 24th in Lommel, Belgium. 
 

For full results from the MXGP of Czech Republic, click here. 

Jeremy Seewer

MXGP of Czech Republic winner, 47-points

“It’s incredible to win this one, even though I feel like I could have gone 1-1 but I just made one mistake too much. I was a bit quicker, but Maxime (Renaux) was riding really well, and although I tried to catch him, I couldn’t make it happen, so I took the GP win, which is amazing after a tough week. I feel like I was not perfectly prepared for this one but I’m not giving up, there are still a few rounds left and I will fight for as many points as possible. We will see what we get and I will try to win some more.”

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Maxime Renaux

2nd MXGP of Czech Republic, 45-points

“To come back like this after such a bad injury wasn’t easy. We really made some big steps with the physio to be able to be here in good shape. It’s just amazing. I could not have dreamed of a better return to racing. To get a race win and be second on the podium is just fantastic. I am just super grateful because it could have been much worse and I am still not done for the championship, so I just hope to continue like this to the end of the season.”

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Glenn Coldenhoff

4th MXGP of Czech Republic, 36-points

“First moto today was good. I was pushing hard but stayed a bit too long behind (Jorge) Prado. I had the pace of the guys in front of me, except for Jeremy (Seewer) who just had a little bit more. In the second one my start was not bad, but (Tim) Gajser passed me on the first lap, and I passed Prado, but was just a little bit off the pace and also didn’t feel too well. I was struggling a little bit. In the end 4-4 is still a solid result, but I want more than that.”

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