Team HRC’s Tim Gajser has come out on top at the end of the MXGP Qualifying race at the Redsand MX Park – the venue currently hosting the third round of the 2018 Motocross World Championship.

Tim had the perfect start to the race as he rocketed out of his gate aboard his Honda CRF450RW machine to take the holeshot entering turn one. After an early and quick swap of positions with Febvre, the 21-year-old Slovenian rider never looked back and stayed in the lead throughout the whole encounter – despite a late charge by the Frenchman in the final stages. Gajser crossed the finish line 3.4 seconds clear of second place.

MXGP action at RedSand will resume tomorrow morning at 10:45 local time (GMT +2) for the 15-minute warm up, with the two races scheduled to get underway at 14:15 and 17:10.

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“It feels great to win the qualification race,” said Gajser. “I’ve been feeling really good all day – the start was really important and we got a very good one and also speed and consistency were there – despite a couple of mistakes. Overall I’m really happy.

“The goal now is to do the same tomorrow [Sunday] and have fun, because when I do I’m fast! A big thank you goes to the team; today is a very important day for me and I’m happy to celebrate it by winning the qualification race.”

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