The changing of the guard is happening right before our very eyes. Young guns Romain Febvre and Tim Gajser are taking the bull by the horns and showing the rest of the MXGP world a clean pair of Alpinestars.
It was the turn of Tim Gajser at the MXGP of Mexico to take the overall win and close within 3 points of Factory Yamaha’s world champion Romain Febvre in the battle for the MXGP title.
Tim Gajser: “I really enjoyed that second race especially! The whole weekend has gone really well and I’m really pleased to take the win again. In the first race we had a little problem with a stone in the rear brake, and then I bent the radiator guard so it wasn’t so easy to ride, but we could come back stronger in the second race. That was a really hard fight with Febvre and he was really pushing me, and the pace we both had was really fast so it was really a lot of fun! To have had the last two weekends go as well as they have done is just fantastic, and I’m just feeling so good at the moment. The bike is great, so big thanks to the team, and we’re all working so hard so it’s a great feeling to be winning.”
Romain Febvre: “I started the second race well and we’d changed the bike a little bit for that but Tim was in the lead very quickly and it was difficult out there,” ‘461’ said. “I was faster in the beginning but had different lines and once he changed then it was hard to pass. I made a few mistakes and the gap was bigger. I kinda gave up a little bit and I was disappointed about that. We still have the red plate and there is a long way to go.”
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