2021 FIM World Motocross Championship leader, Tim Gajser heads to Matterley Basin, England for the second round of the series, buoyed not only by his performance in Russia, but also by the fact that he’ll be racing on his favourite track on the calendar.
The Team HRC rider put in an incredible ride in the second race at the Orlyonok circuit on June 13th, coming from last place to first, to sweep the round one-one and keep hold of the red-plate which adorns the bike of the championship points leader. And he’ll be proudly displaying that at the track near Winchester, on the south-coast of England, where he has put in more amazing performances over the years.
On-board his Honda CRF450RW, the Slovenian rider has won races in 2016 (x2), 2019 and 2020, and he’ll be looking to continue from where he left-off, having won the second moto last year by over 23 seconds in what was amazing display of riding on the fast-flowing, loamy circuit, filled with big jumps where he can really show-off his style.
Unfortunately, team-mate Mitch Evans won’t be joining him on the start-gate as the Australian has gone back home to have another surgery on his left wrist, to try and get him back to feeling 100%. It is a big shame for the young rider as he proved his speed as this round last year, when he posted a third-place finish in what was his first ever race in the MXGP class.
Instead, all eyes will be on Gajser to see if he can repeat his performances from Russia and cement himself at the top of the championship, with everyone in Team HRC supporting his effort for this Sunday-only event.