After witnessing his extraordinary piano playing prowess at EICMA, the worlds most anticipated motorcycle show in Milan, the idea of combining Seewer's two passions - motocross and music - was conceived.
Despite the obvious differences between dirt-bikes and pianos and their typical environments, the plan was pitched. Yamaha Music was instantly excited by the unusual request to have not just a piano, but a full-sized concert Grand Piano, delivered to a dry and dusty motocross circuit in Sardinia.
The arrival of the piano at the Cireddu Valley Motocross Park in Southern Sardinia caused a few raised eyebrows amongst those gathered at the side of the track to watch the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP riders preparing for the 2020 season. Much to the amusement of Gautier Paulin and Arnaud Tonus, Seewer immediately parked his Yamaha YZF450FM and made the most of the rare opportunity to practice his piano skills while his teammates continued riding.
"My parents were very keen for me to learn the piano when I was younger. I always enjoyed it but I loved more to be outside on my bicycle, bike or whatever. Now I kind of regret that I stopped with it. I eventually got to a point where my whole life became focused on racing motocross, although I will always remember how to play. It is kind of like riding a bike, you don’t forget completely. I am actually dreaming of having a Yamaha Grand Piano inside my house in the future, maybe Yamaha could sort this out for," he concluded, with a smile.