Team HRC’s Tim Gajser put in an amazing performance at the Teutschenthal track, winning the second moto to not only take the overall victory but also reclaim the championship lead in this exciting MXGP title chase.

The MXGP of Germany has been missing from the calendar since 2019, when Gajser also won, but it’s hard pack terrain lends itself nicely to the #243’s smooth, calculating style and this was in evidence once again as he worked himself through the field to record three-one results.

Just over three weeks since an injury jeopardised his season, the reigning world champion fought through the pain at the last event to come into this 11th round of the series, just one point off the lead. However, his 45-point today haul was enough to overturn that small margin and he once again will have a red-plated Honda CRF450RW at the next round in France this coming weekend.

After qualifying in second position, he rounded the first bend of the first moto with a top five start. This gave him a platform to attack those in front of him, and after five laps he moved into fourth, just as the top three started to break away. Putting in a couple of hotlaps to close the gap, he soon joined the trio ahead and began working out where he could make another pass on a rutted Teutschenthal track that wasn’t providing many places to overtake. Six laps later though, and he found a way into third place and although he challenged the front two, he couldn’t quite find a way through and had to settle for third.

Another good first few corners in race two saw him cross for the first lap in second position, however he knew that he’d need to win the moto if he wanted to get his fourth overall of the season. Eventually, after pressurising the leader for 11 laps, he swept through and immediately pulled a little gap at the front. As the chequered flag came out, he was over 12 seconds ahead, sparking scenes of jubilation as all the hard work in the past few weeks had paid off.

The riders now head into a brutal part of the season, with the final seven rounds taking place in less than six weeks, where any mistake can be costly in this tight championship battle. Up next on Sunday 10th October is another new MXGP track, in Lacapelle-Marival, southern France, where the expected hard-pack terrain should once again suit Gajser as he looks to cement his lead at the top of the class.

Tim Gajser 243

I am so happy with how things went today, to come here just three weeks after surgery and get the moto win, the overall and the red plate is more than I could have hoped for coming into this weekend. A big thank you to the whole team who worked hard to get me feeling as close to 100% as possible and have supported me throughout, I couldn’t do it without them.

In both races I got good starts and that put me in a position to challenge for victory. I had good lines and although I felt I was fast enough to finish further forward in race one, third was still a good result. In race two, I had another good battle, but this time I could make the pass for the lead and win the race and it was just amazing to cross the line in first. I knew I was feeling better after two weeks of recovery since Sardinia so now, I will try to keep this momentum as we go to a new track in France next weekend. Also, a big thank you to all the fans at the track today and who have messaged me online, it really helps a lot to get that kind of support and it was great to hear so many fans whilst racing today.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

I am really so proud of Tim today. We knew that he was feeling better, but to be able to compete and win in this MXGP class when you’re still not 100% is a massive achievement and a really big confidence boost as we head into this tough finale to the season. He rode so smoothly and just looked comfortable straight away, and the track certainly wasn’t easy with those big long ruts causing riders a lot of problems. This was such a good performance but we need to keep up this level as the races come thick and fast and it is still a very close championship battle.
A big well done to everyone in the team, and let’s take this feeling into France!

MXGP 2021
Race Round 11   Germany

Race 1

Cloudy
Air Temp
20°C
Track Cond
Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:52.361
2 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0:00.143
3 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 20 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 0:04.228
4 Febvre Romain 3 FRA 18 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 0:08.857
5 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0:26.012
6 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 15 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team GasGas 0:28.615
7 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 14 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 0:31.322
8 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 13 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 0:31.952
9 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 12 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team GasGas 0:40.044
10 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 11 Beta SDM Corse MX Team Beta 0:41.042
11 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 10 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha 0:42.105
12 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 9 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 0:46.637
13 Watson Ben 919 GBR 8 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 0:52.123
14 Forato Alberto 303 ITA 7 Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha 0:58.310
15 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 6 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha 1:12.233
16 Paturel Benoit 16 FRA 5 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda 1:17.141
17 Brylyakov Vsevolod 18 RUS 4 JWR Honda Racing Honda 1:22.381
18 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 3 SS24 KTM MXGP KTM 1:26.765
19 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 2 hostettler Yamaha Racing Yamaha 1:27.986
20 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 1 JM Honda Racing Honda 1:30.625
MXGP 2021
Race Round 11   Germany

Race 2

Cloudy
Air Temp
18°C
Track Cond
Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 25 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 35:04.460
2 Febvre Romain 3 FRA 22 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 0:12.463
3 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0:36.745
4 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 18 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team GasGas 0:39.929
5 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 0:41.333
6 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 15 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 0:43.254
7 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 14 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team GasGas 0:58.055
8 Watson Ben 919 GBR 13 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 1:00.972
9 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 12 Beta SDM Corse MX Team Beta 1:15.013
10 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 11 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1:19.057
11 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 10 MRT Racing Team KTM KTM 1:21.178
12 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 9 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha 1:22.248
13 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 8 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 1:24.176
14 Forato Alberto 303 ITA 7 Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha 1:28.178
15 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL 6 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha 1:33.285
16 Paturel Benoit 16 FRA 5 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda 1:38.129
17 Gilbert Josh 326 GBR 4 PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna 1:47.764
18 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 3 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 1:48.822
19 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 2 SS24 KTM MXGP KTM 1 lap
20 Lesiardo Morgan 44 ITA 1 Ghidinelli Racing Team KTM 1 lap
Location Information

Motorsportclub Teutschenthal e.V., Straße des Friedens, Teutschenthal, Germany - View in Google Maps