World MX2 rider Jeremy Seewer started off his hunt
for the MX2 World Championship with a sixth overall at the opening round under
the floodlights at Losail International Circuit in Qatar today and his 12-5
moto scores were extremely hard fought, having to battle throughout both motos for every single point on a track that proved
difficult to pass on.
Unfortunately, a couple of bad starts really hindered his chance to get
involved with any battles for the lead so he had just settle for trying to
accumulate as many points as he could, in what we will be a long championship.
The RM-Z250 rider had this to say about his evening: ďItís not what we wanted
to do today of course, but Iím happy to be in one piece. Itís a long season so
all is not lost but Iím really disappointed. First moto I had a bad start and I
crashed in a slippery spot on the first lap, my fault, and then I just couldnít
make it happen to make it through the pack. I have to say, it is very difficult
here to come back from a mistake, itís mainly one line. The second moto I lost
the distance to the top few guys with my bad start but once I was through, I
could go their same speed. I think the speed is there, we just have to improve
a few things to get up there.Ē
For Hunter Lawrence, expectations are different but a solid showing in
pre-season has raised his profile and he showed everyone once again that his
rookie campaign wonít just be learning the tracks, as he put down laptimes that should see him up at the very top of the
field before very long. Unfortunately, a couple of mistakes in the first moto
dropped him down the proceedings but in the second moto he followed Seewer through the pack, learning every lap and finishing a
very impressive sixth place.