Tim Gajser has enjoyed a solid race day in front of the many Slovenian fans as he was fifth and eighth in today’s two races at Pietramurata – and seventh overall in the classification of the MXGP of Trentino. Courtesy of these results, the Team HRC rider moves to ninth place in the championship standings.
Race one saw a brilliant progression from Gajser despite the poor gate pick and a subpar jump, with the two-time World Champion muscling his Honda CRF450RW through the first turns and up to fourth place. Gasjer maintained the position for twelve laps, before being overtaken by a resurgent Cairoli.
Tim’s launch off the gate for race two, however, was not as good as the previous one; after finding himself in the middle of the pack, he lost a lot of ground after riding over an opponent’s wheel – who had crashed in front of him. From the back of the field, Gajser quickly recovered a good number of positions and as the countdown reached the 17-minute mark, he entered the top-10. In the final ten minutes, the 21-year-old Slovenian moved up two more places to claim eighth at the finish line.