Last year, Wilvo Yamaha Official MXGP's Shaun Simpson took his YZ450F to pole position for the first time since 2015, here at Pangkal Pinang, Indonesia. He then went on to win the Grand Prix and impressively awarded Wilvo Yamaha Official MXGP a victory in its inaugural season.
Teammate Jeremy Seewer experienced similar success at the venue as he achieved two career milestones. The Swiss talent won his first ever MX2 race that led him to his first ever Grand Prix victory.
"I am looking forward to another overseas trip again," Seewer enthused. "A new track, new country and different country and stuff like that. I won my first ever Grand Prix in Indonesia, so there are plenty of good memories, even if it is expected to be a mud race. Maybe it won't be as rainy as last year and the track should be in good condition, but it will still be one of the toughest races of the year with the heat and humidity over there but I feel good in it and I feel like we are making steps the last few weeks. I am going there to try and get inside the top-five, I think that would be cool."
This weekend marks the first of two back-to-back races on Indonesian soil. Kemea Yamaha Official MX2's Ben Watson will line-up along side teammate Jago Geerts and Anthony Rodriguez at both rounds, where he hopes to head back to close in on third-place in the MX2 Championship Standings.
The Indonesian rounds of the Motocross Grand Prix will take place on the weekends of July 1st and July 8th at two different tracks and locations in Indonesia. The first of the Indonesian GP's will take place at a circuit that hosted its maiden round last year, Pangkal Pinang, while the second venue is completely unfamiliar, it is a new track in Semarang and it will make its MXGP debut on July 7th and 8th.