Reigning world motocross champion and current red-plate holder Tim Gajser and Team HRC head to a new GP circuit, located in Oss, Netherlands this weekend, for what should be the first sand track of the 2021 calendar.
After a difficult weekend in Italy, when the rain ruined the magnificent Maggiora venue, the weather forecast for Oss – a town located near Nijmegen and the German border – is looking excellent and should give the riders a chance to showcase their skills on the most challenging surface of them all, sand. For Gajser, this is another opportunity to impress everyone with the progress he’s made on a terrain that used to be his weakness. Last year the Honda CRF450RW rider claimed 143 out of 150 possible points from the triple-header at Lommel, known as the most difficult track in the world, and he’ll be hoping for more of the same at what is the first of three sand MXGPs in the next four rounds.
While many of the GP paddock is based close to this new venue, Gajser is unfamiliar with the circuit and Sunday will be the first time he’s ridden the track in any capacity. However, as proved by his success last year, the Slovenian rider adapts quickly to new challenges, and learning and getting setup for this MXGP of the Netherlands will just be another obstacle to overcome as he looks for his third MXGP world championship title in a row.
The #243 will hit the track at 10:15 for a combined free then timed practice to determine gate pick for the motos which begin at 13:15 and 16:10 on Sunday 18th July.