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Surviving the Swiss Pressure Cooker

Surviving the Swiss Pressure Cooker

The second European round of the 2023 MXGP season at Frauenfeld in Switzerland was notable for several reasons, not least of which was that it was the first time since 2018 that Monster Energy Yamaha MXGP star, Jeremy Seewer, had the opportunity to race in front of his home crowd. No pressure then Jeremy!

But while the fans’ focus was fixed firmly on Seewer as the home hero, what the Schweizerfahne wielding Frauenfeld crowd may have initially missed was two Yamaha youngsters at the opposite end of the MX career spectrum from the Swiss star racing in the opening EMX125 round of the season.

But while 15-year-old Latvian, Janis Reisulis, and the 16-year-old Danish winner of the 2022 bLU cRU Masterclass, Nicolai Skovbjerg, may not have the accolades or the experience of fellow Yamaha protagonist Seewer, they faced possibly more pressure as they made their EMX125 debut in front of a large and enthusiastic Swiss crowd.

All three riders had to overcome setbacks during the race weekend, but having Seewer, who endured a difficult home race weekend by anyone’s standards, and the other factory Yamaha MXGP and MX2 riders as role models, meant that the two youngsters, Reisulis and Skovbjerg, weren’t facing this challenge alone. And that’s what being a part of the Yamaha Racing Family is all about!

If you're not Swiss, we apologise in advance for the Schwyzerörgeli in the video. Obviously, we wanted more Cowbell!