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Arminas Jasikonis – 6th MXGP
Jeremy Seewer – 8th MX2
Bas Vaessen – 11th MX2
Hunter Lawrence – 21st MX2
Zachary Pichon – 7th EMX250 (Race One)

Suzuki World riders littered the top 10 on the Saturday at the 2017 MXGP of Latvia, held at the sandy track in Kegums: Arminas Jasikonis led the way on his RM-Z450WS with a sixth-place finish in the highly-contested MXGP class, while Jeremy Seewer was the best Suzuki World MX2 qualifier in eighth place.

Bas Vaessen returned from his broken collarbone to place an impressive 11th on his first MX2 outing since Argentina, while Hunter Lawrence had to overcome some unfortunate incidents for his 21st place. In the first EMX250 moto, Zach Pichon made a big stride forward, gaining his first top-10 of the season with a seventh place, giving him lots of confidence for race two tomorrow.

For Jasikonis, it was another impressive race after his strong showing at Valkenswaard, made even sweeter by racing in front of a decent number of Lithuanian fans who crossed the border for this race. He had this to say about his day: “The Qualification race was good. I had a good start although I then slipped a little in the first turn, which made it so I was following those top guys. I felt my RM-Z450WS was faster than them but I couldn’t make a pass stick, I passed Jeremy van Horebeek but he passed me right back. I tried again but made a mistake which allowed Antonio Cairoli to get by, so I then decided to take it easy and ended-up finishing sixth as Cairoli crashed with two turns left. I can’t really be disappointed with sixth, it’s my second really good qualification race now and I just want to do the same tomorrow. I’m really looking forward to it.”