Currently third in the Championship Standings, Jeremy Seewer would be keen to replicate his win here on Indonesian soil back in 2017 where he won the MX2 Grand Prix at the circuit of Pangkal-Pinang. The 24-year-old has won five MX2 Grands Prix in his career and would like to add to his tally with a maiden premier class victory.
1-point adrift of Seewer is Arnaud Tonus and Gautier Paulin who are tied on 288-points for fourth. At the most previous round of the FIM Motocross World Championship, the Monster Energy Wilvo Yamaha MXGP duo made up two-thirds of the podium for the first time in the teams' history. Both riders hope to replicate that success. Should they succeed, it will be a sixth consecutive podium finish for Tonus, and a fifth in 2019 for Paulin.
Romain Febvre has proven he has the speed to win races since his return from injury back in May. After missing four rounds of the championship due to an injury he sustained at the opening round, the former World Champion has mounted the podium twice and is already on the cusp of the top-ten. The '461' was third at the MXGP of Indonesia last year and is determined to use his 'Semakin di Depan' spirit to better that result this weekend.
The MXGP of Indonesia in Palembang marks the first of two back-to-back races on Indonesian soil. The next round - titled the 'MXGP of Asia' - will take place in the Central Java district of the country, 965 kilometers south of where we are now, at the circuit of Semarang.
Joining the MXGP riders, the Monster Energy Kemea Yamaha MX2 team have also made the trip with their young stars Jago Geerts and Ben Watson. For Geerts, an unfamiliar venue is an exciting prospect as the 19-year-old looks to further strengthen his place inside the top-three in the MX2 Championship Classification.
Watson will race in attempt to keep his championship aspirations alive despite riding with a fresh scar after his hand was surgically repaired in Belgium only 10-days ago.