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A weekend away from the MXGPs has given the Suzuki World MXGP team a chance to recharge their batteries, but now Arminas Jasikonis, Jeremy Seewer, Hunter Lawrence and Bas Vaessen make their way to Teutschenthal in Germany for the eighth round of the 2017 Motocross World Championships, in what should be a good test for all the riders and their Suzuki machinery.

For Jasikonis, it will be a chance to continue his good run of form that has seen him finish fifth, seventh and third in three of the last four motos. The Lithuanian rider has actually enjoyed some time away from the race track, but will be coming in fresh for the next challenge in his breakout MXGP season. “I haven’t actually done too much since Latvia, just enjoying being at home with the nice weather and having some fun. I took the weekend off but I’m already missing racing. I’ve still been doing some training on the RM-Z450WS and some off-bike work but it’s not the same as race day obviously. The last race was amazing; really, really good so I want to keep doing that, keep improving and I hope that Germany will be another big step for me.”

Things didn’t go quite so well in Latvia for MX2 championship contender Jeremy Seewer, so the off-weekend gave the Swiss rider a chance to find the enjoyment factor again which sees him coming into Teutschenthal refreshed and ready to win races on board his RM-Z250 once again. “I did the ADAC race in Germany last weekend because I wanted to race some different races and have some fun without the pressure of championship points. I still enjoy the MXGPs of course but it’s just different to come to a race without results being so critical. I got to see some old friends there and it was just a good opportunity to put my mind on something else. I chose to ride the RM-Z450WS machine because Kevin Strijbos is injured and his bike is free and I’ll be moving up next year so it all just seemed to make sense. I went 1-1 which is great, I had a lot of fun, gave some input to the team and put some good time on a bike that I’ll be riding in 2018. I love riding the 450 and it was cool to represent the machine to all the Suzuki Germany guys who obviously support everything we do so much.”