Team HRC’s Tim Gajser went second overall at the MXGP of Trentino after one-four moto scores, to bring himself to within 27 points of his fourth world motocross championship title.

The hard-pack Pietramurata track in Italy is the host venue for this final triple-header, and the tight, technical track provided close racing throughout as riders found it difficult to make moves. This didn’t affect Gajser in race one though, as the Honda CRF450RW rider stormed out to another holeshot. He quickly pulled out a couple of seconds on the first lap and didn’t look back from there, controlling the race well and eventually pulling out a lead of almost 10 seconds to second place and over 30 seconds to third. Coming from a dominating display at the deep sand of Lommel, it was further evidence of just how well he is riding on any surface and there was real hope for another overall victory to add to his three already this year.

Unfortunately, a bad jump out of the gate in race two meant any thought of a race win was put to one side. Instead, the Slovenian had to battle through the field on the first lap, eventually getting up to seventh as they crossed the line for the first time. With each pass getting harder and harder, Gajser did manage to get up to fourth place, just one spot behind where he needed to be to take what would have been his fourth overall of the season. However, he had to settle for second overall, just one point from the lead, but knowing that he had taken another big step towards his third MXGP championship and his fourth world title. With four races remaining, the #243 sits 73 points ahead of second place, meaning that he needs just 27 points from the remaining four motos, or if he can beat his nearest rival by two points in the first moto of the penultimate round on Wednesday 4th November, he will also be crowned the champion in another remarkable season of performances.

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Overall I am quite happy with how things went. The first race was almost perfect, getting the holeshot and then making a gap at the beginning. Tony was pushing to start with but I managed to increase the gap every lap and controlled the race to take the win. In the second race I messed up the jump out of the gate and had a couple of difficult moments in the first lap as I battled through the field. I tried to take it easy at the beginning, not rush things and not make a mistake. In the end I came back to fourth place which was good enough for second overall. I did try everything to make the pass for third, which would have been good enough for first but I couldn’t quite make it happen. It was still a good result though and there are four motos left to go, so I will keep focused and try do my best.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

I think in the first moto, Tim showed once again he is the best guy in this field. The gap was over 30 seconds to third place and he just looked so smooth and comfortable. Unfortunately, this track is very difficult to pass on and after a bad start Tim could only come back to fourth in race two, just missing out on another overall victory. Still, it was another good day for the championship with Tim still 73 points ahead of second place, meaning he needs just 27 points from the four remaining races to give him his fourth world title. We are very happy with the day and can’t wait to race again on Wednesday.

MXGP 2020
Race Round 16   Trentino

Race 1

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 35:06.977
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0:07.891
3 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 20 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 0:30.105
4 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 18 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 0:34.388
5 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 0:40.260
6 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 15 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 0:44.522
7 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 14 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha 0:48.919
8 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 13 Team VHR KTM Racing KTM 0:53.606
9 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 12 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team GasGas 1:13.961
10 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 11 Standing Construct KTM KTM 1:23.450
11 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 10 SDMCORSE Yamaha Yamaha 1:34.579
12 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 9 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM 1:35.441
13 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 8 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda 1:36.395
14 Febvre Romain 3 FRA 7 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 1:37.751
15 Petrov Petar 152 BUL 6 Team VRT Nordpesca Holland KTM 1:40.841
16 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL 5 Wildcard Rider Yamaha 1:44.258
17 Leok Tanel 7 EST 4 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna 1:47.152
18 Bernardini Samuele 321 ITA 3 Ghidinelli Racing Team Yamaha 1:49.481
19 Butron Jose 17 SPA 2 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM 1:53.381
20 Pichon Zachary 101 FRA 1 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda 1 Lap
MXGP 2020
Race Round 16   Trentino

Race 2

Cloudy
Air Temp
13°C
Track Cond
Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 25 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 35:15.111
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0:02.221
3 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 20 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 0:09.072
4 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 18 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 0:12.282
5 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 0:19.978
6 Febvre Romain 3 FRA 15 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 0:44.120
7 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 14 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha 0:45.684
8 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 13 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team GasGas 0:57.306
9 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 12 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM 0:58.992
10 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL 11 Wildcard Rider Yamaha 1:00.107
11 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 10 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda 1:02.453
12 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 9 Team VHR KTM Racing KTM 1:19.998
13 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 8 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 1:26.041
14 Pichon Zachary 101 FRA 7 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda 1:28.091
15 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 6 SDMCORSE Yamaha Yamaha 1:30.368
16 Leok Tanel 7 EST 5 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna 1:31.407
17 Petrov Petar 152 BUL 4 Team VRT Nordpesca Holland KTM 1:32.290
18 Sterry Adam 811 GBR 3 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM 1:37.995
19 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 2 Standing Construct KTM KTM 1:42.906
20 Butron Jose 17 SPA 1 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM 1:44.196
Location Information

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