We have an injury update for Team HRC’s ‘warrior’ Tim Gajser with the news that he’s on course for a speedy return to grand prix racing, according to a report quoting his father.

Gajser needed surgery following a horror crash in Mantova at the final round of the Internazionali d’Italia MX. Gajser’s crash left him with two fractures in his jaw bone but thankfully the results from MRI scans to head and cervical spine was pronounced clear.

Two surgeries later and his recovery is going very well according to his father, Bogomir Gajser. “Tim is already training on the road bike during the day. He also completes his fitness classes and has been practising rubber bands for some time,” Bogomir Gasjer told Speedweek. “It’s definitely going forward with him. But you also have to say, he was very lucky.”


HRC General Manager (MXGP), Marcus Pereira de Freitas said shortly after the crash that he expected Gajser to not “take too long” before getting back on the bike, suggesting the “warrior” would be “stronger than ever”.

Speaking about when Tim would return his father said: “We will see how Tim feels on the bike after the third week. We have already made a plan and decided that he will train with the bike to find out how he is doing the jumps with the jaw injury.” But he was upbeat. “You can not say how well Tim will be prepared then. Even so, we’re 99 per cent confident that we’ll be with Tim in Valkenswaard.”

Although he may not be at 100 per cent if he lines up at the gate in Valkenswaard for the MXGP of Europe on March 18, we’re sure it won’t take him long before he’s trying to spoil the Jeffrey Herlings Tony Cairoli fight at the front of the pack.