INTERVIEW: Jeremy Seewer
Jeremy Seewer was a good distance from residence. The night earlier than, the 2022 Swiss-born MXGP vice-champion was holding station at K1 Pace in downtown San Diego, California, and in tandem with Yamaha Motor Company teammates Eli Tomac and Dylan Ferrandis (Monster Vitality AMA Supercross and AMA Professional Motocross) and Fabio Quartararo (Monster Vitality Yamaha MotoGP), unveiled the brand new world Monster Vitality Yamaha race group livery.
The 67th annual FIM Motocross World Championship will open with the Patagonia Argentina Grand Prix in March, nevertheless it already has Seewe’s full focus.
“Our MXGP season begins in March, so January is the month to place within the laborious work,” he stated. “It’s means being in type of a boot camp for one month within the south of Europe in Sardinia, doing testing and coaching and biking and doing a whole lot of motos and placing a whole lot of hours on the bike. It may be wet days and sunny days and it’s simply placing in laps and getting the bike to work and getting my physique to be in prime form. That’s what this January is for.
“It’s not like I’ve days to waste. You already know, what we do is greater than a standard job, as a result of I can not cease at 5:00pm or begin at 8:00am on daily basis. Monday is not any totally different from Saturday or Sunday for me, ? I imply, it’s a dream that we live, however so much comes with it that the individuals don’t see. There’s a whole lot of laborious work. And it is rather laborious work. You need to go to absolutely the restrict along with your physique.
“The opposite factor we take care of is the strain. We go on the market and on the finish, OK, we have now a complete group and a whole crew behind us and to help us, however after we are behind the beginning gate, it’s me and the bike.”
A world-class racer each lives and dies on their GP outcomes. Dangerous races preserve you up at night time.
“It may be robust,” stated Seewer. “Racing may give you a sense that nothing else on the planet may give you. While you win or when you will have a profitable race, the vitality you get from that’s irreplaceable. However the reverse is that when you will have a foul day or when you will have a number of unhealthy races, it practically kills you from the within as a result of you are attempting to determine how and why. It’s not a pleasant feeling. That is the alternative. Nonetheless, these emotions make you stronger and make you wish to do higher the subsequent time.”
Seewer is changing into accustomed to ending runner-up within the FIM world championship. In 2017 he positioned second total in MX2, whereas 2019, 2020 and 2022 introduced Seewer FIM Silver Medals within the premier MXGP classification.
“I imply, the primary time I turned the vice world champion, I used to be proud.. I used to be like, ‘Wow! I’m the vice world champion! I bought someplace! Wow!’,” he stated.
“After which after I bought it 3 times, it was like, ‘Okay, I wish to win now.’ You’re not pleased with second anymore. Seeing the entire image final yr, I misplaced so much initially of the season. With out that, I believe I might have been preventing for the world title. The method for the 2023 season is that I wish to win, ? I wish to exit and be the perfect. I don’t wish to out myself in a spot the place I have to win as a result of then an excessive amount of strain goes within the flawed means.
“I wish to get pleasure from what I do. I wish to win with out feeling like I’ve to. These are two various things. I’m prepared for it. I’m trying ahead to it. MXGP is the hardest of the hardest. There are lots of, many good guys on the market. You don’t get anyplace on the observe at no cost. That is my aim – to win. I do know I can’t win each race, however I wish to be up there constantly and getting podiums and preventing for wins. I’ll see race by race. I don’t look too far forward. I positively wish to be within the combine and have the aim to win the world championship.”