Reigning MXGP champ Tim Gajser has signed a multi-year contract to remain with Honda in the blue riband class.
Gajser bagged his fourth MXGP title a couple of weeks ago which made him a five-time world champion.
“It was an easy decision to continue this amazing relationship with Team HRC. It is like a second-family to me and there is no other place where I feel it is such a nice environment,” said Gajser.
“I always say ‘Happy Rider, Fast Rider’ and working with everyone in Team HRC, from all the technicians in Japan, to my practice mechanic, to my physio, it is all so enjoyable and I always look forward to going racing.
“I have won five World Championships with Honda so I am extremely comfortable on-board the CRF450R and they always do such a great job with developing and improving the machine, so I know I’ll be riding a bike capable of winning title number six in 2023.
“A huge thank you to all my supporters around the world, and I look forward to meeting you at Team HRC next year.”
He will be joined in the teamm by Spanish herbert Rubén Fernández who replaces Mitch Evans.