Currently in line to be vice World Champion, Jeremy Seewer secured a career best second overall finish at the previous round and looks to keep that same momentum going for the final three rounds of the championship. The 24-year-old Swiss rider is second position in the championship chase, he carries a 41-point advantage over Gautier Paulin in third.
After narrowly missing out on a champagne celebration at the MXGP of Italy despite finishing on the same points as the rider in third, Paulin is determined to make a greatly anticipated return to the box. Ironically, the '21' has a 21-point buffer over his teammate Arnaud Tonus.
As a rider that excels on slick and slippery surfaces, Romain Febvre is looking forward to returning to Uddevalla, a track he has had a lot of success at in the past. Febvre still leads the 'Fastest Lap' competition, but after missing four rounds of the championship due to injury, he is seventh in the Championship Standings. Over the next three rounds, he can claw back 15-points on Arminas Jasikonis to move up into sixth, or 37-points on Glenn Coldenhoff to finish the season inside the top-five.
Like Febvre, Tonus also enjoys the Uddevalla circuit for the same reasons. It is slick and tricky and tends to favour riders that are silky smooth on the throttle and under brakes. The number '4' hopes to redeem himself after an 'off' performance in the final race last weekend.
In MX2, Monster Energy Kemea Yamaha MX2's Jago Geerts will solely represent the team this weekend as his teammate Ben Watson is sidelined with a broken wrist. Geerts reclaimed third place in the MX2 Championship Standings last weekend in Imola, Italy, and now has a 25-point advantage over the rider in fourth. The goal for the remaining three rounds will be to secure the bronze medal. Consistency and 'race-smarts' will be key.