Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP’s Romain Febvre raced to his first victory of the 2024 season in the concluding moto of the Italian international series at Mantova, and was joined on the moto podium by KRT teammate Jeremy Seewer on his debut in Green.
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The Kawasaki duo had raced to solid third and fourth places in the first moto at the north Italian sand track before stamping their authority on the second race from the word go. The duo launched their KX450-SRs to a 1-2 holeshot and maintained those positions until two laps from the finish when, with Febvre secure in the lead, Seewer came under pressure and temporarily fell in a collision before quickly remounting to finish third. The moto victory secured second overall on the day and also in the short two-event series for the Frenchman, while the Swiss, who only contested the Mantova round of the series, was classified fourth on the day.
Romain Febvre: «It was a great day, especially as I went back home this week and didn’t ride my bike since last weekend. I got two good starts; in the first race I didn’t take any risks to pass Fernandez as there was mainly only a single dry line. The second race was easier as I got the holeshot and could ride my own race. It was another good weekend; I’m not at peak form yet but everything is going in the right direction. I’m enjoying racing after two months training in Spain and Sardinia and I have two more races this month before the opening GP; it’s always good to be behind the gate and racing is what I like best.”
Jeremy Seewer: “We came here not knowing where we are compared to the opposition and I knew it would be a difficult race in the tricky conditions after the rain so I’m happy with fourth in my first race with Kawasaki. I know I was riding a lot better than fourth; everything is new, we have tested a lot and still have much to adjust before the first GP but I’m already there and rode relaxed. The preparation is already going better than in the past with no stress so it was a really positive start.”