Will Slovenian superstar become the Greatest Of All Time?
Newly-crowned 2020 MXGP world champion Tim Gajser (Team HRC) has an exemplary racing record and time is on his side to add many more titles.
The Slovenian was MX2 champ in 2015 in just his second full season contesting the FIM Motocross World Championship and the following year moved up to the premier MXGP class and promptly won that as well!
The 2020 crown is his third MXGP title and, at just 24 years old, there’s plenty of time for him to add many more – don’t forget that Belgian legend Stefan Everts was 33 when he claimed his record-breaking 10th world crown.
“It feels unbelievable to be world champion for a fourth time,” said Gajser. “Winning one time is amazing but four times, I’m just speechless. It was a weird season with the COVID-19 and then the break between the rounds two and three but in the end everything came together and we won another title!
“In the first race I didn’t have the best start but I was still able to come through the field and finish second and that meant that if I could win race two I would take the overall. In the second moto I grabbed the holeshot and then had a really good battle with Romain [Febvre] all the way to the chequered flag. We were pushing the whole time so I’m super-happy to win this title and the overall on the same day.
“A big thanks to the whole of Team HRC – there are a lot of people who are involved who couldn’t be here today so a big thank you to all of them and to everyone who has supported me all year long. It is a privilege to ride for this team and I appreciate every single person who has helped me. Thank you!”