TIM GAJSER FACTS - THE 2019 MXGP WORLD CHAMPION

The 2019 season has been one of the most consistent for Team HRC’s Tim Gajser, but it’s hard to say who Tim Gajser is just looking at his 2019 results. Tim Gajser started his motocross life when he was only 3 years old and in 2006 Tim Gajser finished third in the 65cc European Championship at the tender age of seven. In 2007 the Slovenian entered the EMX65 championship again, getting his first European title and 2 years later he did the same in the 85cc class.

In 2010 he made his debut in the EMX125 Championship and in 2012, the then fifteen-year-old rider dominated everything winning the EMX125 Championship title and the FIM 125cc Junior Motocross World Champion. In 2013 Gajser made his debut in the FIM MX2 World Championship and eleventh was his best result at the MXGP of Germany, and after missing a few rounds, he finished twentieth overall. In 2014 Honda Gariboldi picked him up and the Slovenian turned out to be the star of that year, his first full season in MX2, with nine top five overalls and six podiums finishes.

He ended fifth in 2014 and he won the MX2 title in 2015. The opening rounds of the 2015 FIM Motocross World Championship in Qatar, Thailand and Patagonia Argentina were not the best for Tim, but he managed to turn things around when he returned to Europe and claimed his first ever MX2 race win and first ever grand prix overall victory at the MXGP of Trentino, Italy. After an injury and a couple of races where he struggled for podium finishes, the eighteen-year-old rider was able to regroup heading into the final four rounds and showed his potential to clinch his first ever world title.

In 2016 Tim Gajser, whose nicknames are ‘Tiga’ or ‘GT243’, was nothing short of extraordinary. He showed the maturity of a world war veteran with his whopping 247 laps led, 8 qualifying race wins, 15 race victories, 7 grand prix wins and 15 podiums out of 17. There was no rider deserving the MXGP crown in 2016 more than Tim Gajser.

Tim Gajser continued to break records being the first rider in history who won back-to-back titles in MX2 and MXGP. 2017 and 2018 were not the best for the young Slovenian; the 2017 campaign kicked off with him as title defender in Qatar and already at the first race the fair battle between the two World Champions Gajser and Cairoli was clear. But an unfortunate season featuring crashes and injuries stopped him to reach the top steps of the podium managing to finish the season in 5th position.

After several ups-and-downs in 2017, the Slovenian started off the 2018 season with a big injury which forced him to skip the opening round of the season in order to recover properly. He finished the 2018 season without any victories in his pockets, but managing to reach the 4th position in the championship.

In 2019 Tim Gajser found again his motivation and his consistency helped him to win his third motocross world title after a brilliant season breaking many records such as seven rounds win-streak as a Honda rider. He had a solid year starting off in Argentina with a second place and continuing with great performances in Great Britain and Netherlands, and his first GP victory was in Trentino, Italy. Tim Gajser has clinched 9 GP wins this season and reached 15 podiums and won a total of 16 races. He obtained his second MXGP title with three GP’s to go in Imola, Italy, in front of thousands of Slovenian spectators.

Then it was onto the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in Assen where Tim Gajser helped Team Slovenia into the final. In the first race, Gajser got a good jump out of the gate, picking up 1 out of 2 FOX holeshots that weekend. Gajser had a really strong ride and went on to win the opening MXGP & MX2 combined race and was second in the MXGP & Open race, giving him the overall in the MXGP category. With his impressive performance in Assen, he helped Slovenia to 13th place in the Nations standings, finishing the year off on a high.

Tim Gajser Quick Facts

Date of Birth: 08/09/1996

First GP race: 2012, Grand Prix of Europe, Faenza

World Titles   2

First World Title      2015, MX2

GP wins                  24 (18 MXGP, 5 MX2)

First GP win            2015, MXGP of Trentino, Pietramurata, MX2              

Last GP win            2019, MXGP of Belgium, Lommel, MXGP

2019 position in the Championship: 1, MXGP, Team HRC

2019 MXGP FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPION 

Other results

YEAR

BIKE

TEAM

CHAMPIONSHIP

RESULTS

2018

HONDA

Team HRC

FIM Motocross World Championship MXGP

4

2017

HONDA

HONDA GARIBOLDI

FIM Motocross World Championship MXGP

5

2017

HONDA

Slovenia/HONDA GARIBOLDI

FIM Motocross Of NATIONS

12

2016

HONDA

HONDA GARIBOLDI

FIM Motocross World Championship MXGP

1

2015

HONDA

HONDA GARIBOLDI

FIM Motocross World Championship MX2

1

2014

HONDA

HONDA GARIBOLDI

FIM Motocross World Championship MX2

5

2013

KTM

KTM MARCHETTI RACING

FIM Motocross World Championship MX2

20

2013

KTM

SLOVENIA/KTM MARCHETTI RACING

FIM MOTOCROSS OF NATIONS

27

2012

KTM

KTM SILVER ACTION

FIM Motocross World Championship MX2

35

2012

KTM

KTM SILVER ACTION

UEM EMX 125 European Championship

1

2012

KTM

SLOVENIA/KTM SILVER ACTION

FIM MOTOCROSS OF NATIONS

16

2012

KTM 

KTM SILVER ACTION

INTERNAZIONLI D’ITALIA 125

1

2012

KTM 

KTM SILVER ACTION

FIM MOTOCROSS 125 JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

2009

   

UEM EMX 85cc European Championship

1

2007

   

2007 UEM EMX 65cc European Championship

1

 

In the 73rd Issue of the MXGP Mag we went inside the paddock to speak with the people around Team HRC’s Tim Gajser and we found out very interesting news on the Slovenian. Read HERE who Tim Gajser is!

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