Team HRC say that Tim Gajser is currently in surgery following his horrendous crash at Mantova earlier today.

Gajser was running in third place at the final round of the 2018 Internazionali d’Italia MX when the former MXGP and MX2 world champion overjumped and landed on the face of the following jump.

From the video, it appears that he hit his upper body/chin on the handlebars of his CRF450R Factory Honda, knocking him out cold.


Team HRC report that after the first assessment of his condition locally, the 21-year-old Slovenian rider was transported to the nearby Carlo Poma hospital to perform a series of evaluations and scans in order to get a clearer picture of his condition.

Gajser was conscious and interacted with the medical staff and showed full body movement.

Results from MRI scans to head and cervical spine are clear.

He is currently undergoing a surgical operation to repair two fractures in his jaw bone.

Although this is no simple knock and surgery is certainly no trivial matter, considering how bad the crash looked, everybody will breath a sigh of relief after this update.

More updates will follow as soon as more information becomes available.

Everyone at Dirt Bike Rider wishes Tim a full and speedy recovery.