Welcome return to the top for Seewer in MXGP of France
First moto win key in Vialle MX2 overall victory.
It was a welcome return to the top step for Monster Energy Yamaha MXGP’s Jeremy Seewer in France, showing strong pace to capitalize and take the overall as Tom Vialle extended in MX2 thanks to a vital race one victory that secured the round win.
It was a dramatic start to the opening MXGP moto, as a turn one crash took down key championship contenders such as red plate-holder Tim Gajser (Team HRC) and Maxime Renaux (Monster Energy Yamaha MXGP) who won the last round in Spain.
Seewer took the win in race one, with a P2 in moto two enough to secure him the overall ahead of Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing’s Jorge Prado who posted a consistent 2-3 scorecard.
Glenn Coldenhoff (Monster Energy Yamaha MXGP) recovered from ninth in the first race to secure an impressive victory in moto two, elevating him to third overall for round 10.
Gajser recovered to fifth in race one before a fourth in moto two landed him P4 for the round – equal on points with Coldenhoff – as Ruben Fernandez (Honda 114 Motorsports) completed the top five with 7-5 results.
Looking at the 2022 MXGP World Championship standings, Gajser continues to lead on 438, with Renaux in second on 365 and Seewer third with 339.
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Tom Vialle extended his MX2 championship lead by a single point at Ernee, taking the overall courtesy of 1-3 results.
Both Vialle and title rival Jago Geerts (Monster Energy Yamaha MX2) suffered crashes throughout event, Geerts crashing in moto one on route to P2, Vialle in race two before salvaging third.
Geerts again finished second in moto two to land second overall behind Vialle, as Thibault Benistant (Monster Energy Yamaha MX2) recovered from P8 in the opening race to win the second moto and complete the overall rostrum.
A consistent 4-4 scorecard saw Kevin Horgmo (F&H Kawasaki) finish fourth, ahead of Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing’s Simon Laengenfelder in fifth with 3-5 results.
Leaving France, Vialle heads the MX2 standings with a nine-point advantage over Geerts, as Laengenfelder sits third, 104 points from the red plate.