Suzuki man Jeremy Seewer took the overall win in the Swedish MX2 GP at Udevalla, despite not winning a moto. He backed up a runner-up spot behind Jorge Prado with another second in the final moto in front of American Thomas Covington, crossing the line side-by-side with the Husky ace who won by a fraction of a second.
Seewer’s pair of seconds gave him the overall, and he closed in slightly on series leader Pauls Jonass who took third overall on what was, for him, an off day despite taking two third places.
Double holeshot man Prado won the opener from Seewer who closed right in the final lap but didn’t get close enough to make a pass. It was a great ride for Briton Conrad Mewse who was right at the sharp end through the whole moto and took a fine fourth place from Brian Bogers and Darien Sanayei, with Benoit Paturel seventh in front of another Brit, Ben Watson.
The second moto saw Covington win by 0.055sec from Seewer in front of Pauls Jonass, Thomas Kjer Olsen and Prado. Mewse took eighth with Ben Watson 17th.
Seewer, who is convinced KTM is ganging up on him to stop him winning the title, said: “I was really upset crossing the line in second place. Thomas Covington was really quick in the last laps. I wasn’t tired and gave it all I have but it wasn’t enough. It’s still the fifth GP win in my career and I’m looking forward to going to the USA next year.”
Prado said: “The first moto was good – I holeshot and led all the way. In the second race I wasn’t comfortable on the track. I pushed as hard as a I could and made passes with two corners to go so happy to be on the podium.”
Jonass, who still leads Seewer by 45 points in the series, said: “I stil managed to get two third places which is good. I didn’t get such good starts, and went back on the first lap. I struggled to find my rhythm this weekend.”