Seewer - JGR offer

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1/5/2018 2:07 AM

Not sure if it has allready been discussed, but it was news to me: According to mxvice Suzuki offered Jeremy Seewer to move to the US and join JGR after Suzuki decided to ditch the factory GP team.

Some other interesting stuff in the interview:
- Seewer was not interested in a move to the US since he feels the Suzuki 250 isn't up to par to other bikes
- He had the option to run a private team with Suzuki in GP's but saw that as a last resort
- With all the negativity surrounding MXGP it appears that Yamaha actually upped their investment since they pay for Seewers ride
- He did not look into options of a privateer team with Everts

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1/5/2018 2:46 AM

I also liked the interview. He was very honest and it was interesting to read his opinion, between the lines, of how competive he thought the RMZ was or wasn't...

He took the higher road, but his opinion must sting for Suzuki. I have no doubt he is right in every aspect. He always came from behind and had to work extremely hard to pass orange or white bikes on the straights.

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1/5/2018 3:35 AM

That was a good read thanks.

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1/5/2018 7:05 AM

A rare honest interview.Makes you think about that Suzuki 250F a little bit more smile

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1/5/2018 7:13 AM

Fantastic interview! And that doesn't surprise me at all. I'm sure Seewer was tired of constantly being at a disadvantage and it would've probably been even worse in US because of the production rules.

But it would've been cool to see him in US racing.

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1/5/2018 7:19 AM

I'm sure on a different bike he would have won that title.

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1/5/2018 7:19 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/5/2018 7:21 AM

Thanks for sharing and for the positive comments! Yeah, Jeremy was really honest.

It wasn't the first time I had heard that from him. I interviewed him at the last MXGP round and he kind of implied the same sort of stuff.

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1/5/2018 7:23 AM

What does this mean? That Yamaha paid for his ride?

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1/5/2018 7:28 AM

kkawboy14 wrote:

What does this mean? That Yamaha paid for his ride?

His two year deal is with Yamaha Europe, not wilvo. He's is just under the wilvo tent. I see that as, if one of the factory guys leaves at the end of this year, Seewer will be under the factory tent next year. That's what I took from it anyways

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1/5/2018 8:53 AM

crusty_xx wrote:

I'm sure on a different bike he would have won that title.

Also with some less mistakes.

Man I wonder what Seewer could’ve accomplish on a factory KTM...

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1/5/2018 8:58 AM

NVA57 wrote:

Also with some less mistakes.

Man I wonder what Seewer could’ve accomplish on a factory KTM...

No doubt, but maybe on a more competitive bike he wouldn’t have had to push the limit so hard to keep up?

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1/5/2018 9:15 AM

crusty_xx wrote:

I'm sure on a different bike he would have won that title.

NVA57 wrote:

Also with some less mistakes.

Man I wonder what Seewer could’ve accomplish on a factory KTM...

Poppanator wrote:

No doubt, but maybe on a more competitive bike he wouldn’t have had to push the limit so hard to keep up?

exactly.
He made a lot of mistakes that were his fault, no doubt.
But it's almost like he had to come from the back pack more often than not.
He was faster than Jonass most season but Jonass just had a very solid season

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1/5/2018 11:20 AM

I don't know if he would've won the title on a better bike but he would've been closer, that is for sure.

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1/5/2018 11:36 AM

is this the kid that beat Osborne in 250's at MXdN?

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1/5/2018 12:18 PM

RedDirtDog wrote:

is this the kid that beat Osborne in 250's at MXdN?

No, that was Hunter Lawrence. His dad told me at Milestone they were down 6-7 HP to the KTMs and Yamahas.

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1/5/2018 12:21 PM

RedDirtDog wrote:

is this the kid that beat Osborne in 250's at MXdN?

No, that was his teammate Hunter Lawrence. He's gonna be on a Honda 250 this season.

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1/5/2018 2:50 PM

RedDirtDog wrote:

is this the kid that beat Osborne in 250's at MXdN?

captmoto wrote:

No, that was Hunter Lawrence. His dad told me at Milestone they were down 6-7 HP to the KTMs and Yamahas.

Lawrence also had an inferior bike to Seewer as well.

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1/5/2018 2:56 PM

RedDirtDog wrote:

is this the kid that beat Osborne in 250's at MXdN?

captmoto wrote:

No, that was Hunter Lawrence. His dad told me at Milestone they were down 6-7 HP to the KTMs and Yamahas.

Richard Tease II wrote:

Lawrence also had an inferior bike to Seewer as well.

Which makes his results in the latter part of the season even more impressive.

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1/5/2018 3:38 PM

The JGR Yosh 250’s will surprise people with how much better they have gotten them.

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1/5/2018 3:47 PM

Richard Tease II wrote:

The JGR Yosh 250’s will surprise people with how much better they have gotten them.

Why do you think that?

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1/5/2018 3:51 PM

Richard Tease II wrote:

The JGR Yosh 250’s will surprise people with how much better they have gotten them.

Motofinne wrote:

Why do you think that?

Just watch you’ll see

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1/5/2018 3:52 PM

+1 ^^^ The guys over in Europe had a lot of time and experience tuning the engine and As for now I would be very surprised if JGR can make it better.Heck they even have the same seat shape like the bike over in Europe.

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1/6/2018 3:10 AM

That interview makes him sound like you could pay him to say anything. he says they have done "something special "with the 18 yam. Which is the same as last year but heavier. and if the Suzuki is bad then why did he sign for 18 with them in europe when any team would take him?

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1/6/2018 3:25 AM

motoarmageddon wrote:

That interview makes him sound like you could pay him to say anything. he says they have done "something special "with the 18 yam. Which is the same as last year but heavier. and if the Suzuki is bad then why did he sign for 18 with them in europe when any team would take him?

He would've been on a RMZ 450 in 18, not a 250.

He clearly didn't want anything to do with a RMZ 250.

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1/6/2018 3:27 AM

Richard Tease II wrote:

The JGR Yosh 250’s will surprise people with how much better they have gotten them.

Motofinne wrote:

Why do you think that?

Richard Tease II wrote:

Just watch you’ll see

Oh i will watch, that is for sure.

I'm very anxious to find out what JGR/Yoshimura can do with the bikes within the production rules when the GP team with no rules at all couldn't make it on par with the faster bikes.

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1/6/2018 3:34 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/6/2018 3:35 AM

motoarmageddon wrote:

That interview makes him sound like you could pay him to say anything. he says they have done "something special "with the 18 yam. Which is the same as last year but heavier. and if the Suzuki is bad then why did he sign for 18 with them in europe when any team would take him?

First of all, Seewer rode his "whole" Career on a Suzuki, so it's understandable that he re-signs with Factory Suzuki over every other Brand. Also he Signed a 2 Year Deal in 2016 which included one more Year in the MX2 Class and then goe up to the MXGP Class in 2018 with the new Suzuki. Who would not do that? Known enviroment, Family and Friends, Stefan Everts as Team Manager and the Chance to Race the MXGP Class in 2018 on the new Suzuki.

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