Tim Gajser has enjoyed a solid race day in front of the many Slovenian fans as he was fifth and eighth in today’s two races at Pietramurata – and seventh overall in the classification of the MXGP of Trentino. Courtesy of these results, the Team HRC rider moves to ninth place in the championship standings.
Race one saw a brilliant progression from Gajser despite the poor gate pick and a subpar jump, with the two-time World Champion muscling his Honda CRF450RW through the first turns and up to fourth place. Gasjer maintained the position for twelve laps, before being overtaken by a resurgent Cairoli.
Tim’s launch off the gate for race two, however, was not as good as the previous one; after finding himself in the middle of the pack, he lost a lot of ground after riding over an opponent’s wheel – who had crashed in front of him. From the back of the field, Gajser quickly recovered a good number of positions and as the countdown reached the 17-minute mark, he entered the top-10. In the final ten minutes, the 21-year-old Slovenian moved up two more places to claim eighth at the finish line.
Team HRC will pack up and travel to Portugal to take part in the fifth round of the 2018 MXGP season, which takes place next weekend at Agueda.