Team HRC’s Tim Gajser made it a perfect day in Trentino, Italy, winning the 2020 MXGP World Motocross Championship after his two-one results, which were good enough to also take the overall victory at the MXGP of Pietramurata.

Coming into today’s racing, Gajser needed to beat his closest rival by two points in the first race, or score 27 points in total in order to secure the championship. After a bad start, this was looking unlikely but the Honda CRF450RW rider quickly found his rhythm and posted the fastest lap of the moto as he swept through the field. By the midpoint of the race he was in second place and although he pressured the leader heavily, he wasn’t quite able to make the pass stick. However, at that stage he knew second place would be good enough to seal his fourth world title, and his second MXGP crown in succession, crossing the line to spark scenes of celebration.

After a difficult year for the whole championship with the five-month break after round two, Gajser once again proved that he was the best rider in this highly competitive MXGP class, winning more races, leading more laps and posting more fastest laps than anyone else. Defending a title is always a big challenge, but Gajser has continually shown speed and control and he managed to wrap up this 2020 championship with three motos still remaining.

Of course, the #243 (newly changed to #1 for race two) still wanted to take the overall victory here in Trentino, and he knew a race win would do just that. As has become the norm in recent weeks, the Honda rider ripped another holeshot before leading every moment in what was a tight battle to the chequered flag. This was his fourth overall in just seven rounds and the perfect way to finish his championship-winning day.

After the celebrations, the team will now focus on finishing the season on a high by trying to win the MXGP of Garda-Trentino, the 18th and final round of this 2020 world championship.

Tim Gajser 243

It feels unbelievable to be world champion for a fourth time. Winning one time is amazing, but four times, I’m just speechless. It was a weird season with the COVID-19 and then the break between the rounds two and three, but in the end, everything came together and we won another title!
Racing today was very nice, in the first race, I didn’t have the best start but I was still able to come through the field and finish second and that meant that if I could win race two, I would take the overall. In the second moto I grabbed the holeshot and then had a really good battle with Romain all the way to the chequered flag. We were pushing the whole time so I’m super happy to win this title and the overall on the same day. A big thanks to the whole of Team HRC, there are a lot of people who are involved who couldn’t be here today so a big thank you to all of them and to everyone who has supported me all year long. It is a privilege to ride for this team and I appreciate every single person who has helped me. Thank you!

Mitch Evans 43

It has been a great season for Tim, and he thoroughly deserves to win this title. He works extremely hard and I couldn’t be happier for him and the whole team. It is a great group of people here and having now experienced the atmosphere this year, I am really happy to be here again next year. The injury is progressing really well and I’m aiming to come into 2021 just how I started this year, knowing that I’ll be riding a championship-winning bike.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

What an amazing accomplishment by Tim! To win back-to-back titles is extremely difficult to do, and he fully deserves all the accolades he receives. With everything that has happened this year, it has been tough to maintain such a high level of performance, but everyone in Team HRC has done such a great job and I couldn’t be prouder of the efforts that they have put in. For Tim, this is his fourth world title and he is now the most successful Honda rider in history, but he doesn’t let all the fame affect him and he is still an absolute pleasure to work with. Congratulations Tim! Also, I’d like to say a big thanks to all our sponsors who worked with us this year to achieve this goal. It’s been one of the most difficult seasons to plan for and yet everybody has been brilliant and we couldn’t have done it without all that support. Well done everyone for such a great year!

MXGP 2020
Race Round 17   Trentino

Race 1

Cloudy
Air Temp
13°C
Track Cond
Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 25 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 34:52.423
2 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 22 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 0:04.307
3 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 20 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha 0:08.634
4 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 18 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 0:09.794
5 Febvre Romain 3 FRA 16 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 0:11.484
6 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 15 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0:16.094
7 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL 14 Wildcard Rider Yamaha 0:22.055
8 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 13 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM 0:25.167
9 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 12 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 0:32.658
10 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 11 Team VHR KTM Racing KTM 0:39.149
11 Sterry Adam 811 GBR 10 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM 0:43.578
12 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 9 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda 0:49.656
13 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 8 SDMCORSE Yamaha Yamaha 0:52.543
14 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 7 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team GasGas 0:55.306
15 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 6 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 0:57.107
16 Walsh Dylan 53 NZL 5 JM Honda Racing Honda 0:59.906
17 Petrov Petar 152 BUL 4 Team VRT Nordpesca Holland KTM 1:01.763
18 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 3 PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna 1:06.921
19 Leok Tanel 7 EST 2 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna 1:09.165
20 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 1 Standing Construct KTM KTM 1:11.186
MXGP 2020
Race Round 17   Trentino

Race 2

Cloudy
Air Temp
13°C
Track Cond
Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 25 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 34:44.449
2 Febvre Romain 3 FRA 22 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 0:02.940
3 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 20 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 0:29.409
4 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 18 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 0:38.367
5 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0:51.007
6 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 15 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM 0:56.175
7 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 14 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 0:59.864
8 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 13 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team GasGas 1:02.902
9 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL 12 Wildcard Rider Yamaha 1:07.102
10 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 11 Standing Construct KTM KTM 1:14.378
11 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 10 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha 1:15.714
12 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA 9 JM Honda Racing Honda 1:22.268
13 Sterry Adam 811 GBR 8 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM 1:27.383
14 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 7 SDMCORSE Yamaha Yamaha 1:29.979
15 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 6 PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna 1:32.742
16 Leok Tanel 7 EST 5 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna 1:34.188
17 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 4 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 1:40.073
18 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 3 Team VHR KTM Racing KTM 1:42.924
19 Pichon Zachary 101 FRA 2 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda 1:46.625
20 Butron Jose 17 SPA 1 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM 1:49.686
Location Information

Pietramurata, Trentino, Italy - View in Google Maps