After the highs of winning his third world championship at Imola last weekend, Team HRC’s Tim Gajser was back in action at the MXGP of Sweden, finishing third in the qualification race as he looks to get back to the top step of the podium.
The Slovenian rider was third in free practice and then second in timed practice so the speed was definitely good enough to take victory, however on the one-lined Uddevalla track, he wasn’t able to make the necessary passes in order to secure another qualification victory. Instead he had to settle for third place, knowing that the start will be crucial if he wants to add to the nine overall wins he has had so far in 2019.
While the championship has been safely secured, Gajser is still chasing records on what is already a historic world motocross campaign. By winning the remaining three rounds, he would draw level as the most successful Honda GP rider and while it certainly won’t be an easy task, he has proved this year that he is fully capable of doing just that and that’ll certainly be the aim when gates drop at 14:15 and 17:10 tomorrow.
|1||Herlings Jeffrey||84||NDL||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM|
|2||Coldenhoff Glenn||259||NDL||Standing Construct KTM||KTM|
|3||Gajser Tim||243||SLO||Team HRC - MXGP||Honda|
|4||Jonass Pauls||41||LAT||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna|
|5||Febvre Romain||461||FRA||Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team||Yamaha|
|6||Seewer Jeremy||91||SWI||Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team||Yamaha|
|7||Tonus Arnaud||4||SWI||Wilvo Yamaha MXGP||Yamaha|
|8||Jasikonis Arminas||27||LTU||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna|
|9||Van Horebeek Jeremy||89||BEL||Honda SR Motoblouz||Honda|
|10||Paulin Gautier||21||FRA||Wilvo Yamaha MXGP||Yamaha|
|11||Tixier Jordi||911||FRA||Team VHR KTM Racing||KTM|
|12||Searle Tommy||100||GBR||Buildbase Honda||Honda|
|13||Simpson Shaun||24||GBR||RFX KTM Racing||KTM|
|14||Brylyakov Vsevolod||18||RUS||JWR Yamaha Racing||Yamaha|
|15||Gole Anton||297||SWE||JWR Honda Racing||Honda|
|16||Lupino Alessandro||77||ITA||Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki||Kawasaki|
|17||Strijbos Kevin||22||BEL||JWR Yamaha Racing||Yamaha|
|18||Mindreboe Haakon||126||NOR||Wildcard Rider||Yamaha|
|19||Petrov Petar||152||BUL||Team VRT Nordpesca Holland||KTM|
|20||Koch Tom||226||GER||KTM Sarholz||KTM|