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Team HRC’s Tim Gajser Wins Fourth Championship, First in Two Seasons



TOKYO, Aug 15, 2022 – (JCN Newswire) – Honda factory team(1) Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) rider Tim Gajser (Slovenia) has won his fourth championship title, his first in 2 yrs, in the FIM(2) World Motocross Championship Premier MXGP class (450cc).

This MXGP season kicked off in England in February, with Team HRC’s Tim Gajser competing on Honda’s factory bike, the CRF450RW.

By the finish of Round 15, Sweden, Gajser had 13 race wins out of 30, and eight round wins including two three-consecutive round wins. With a 115-championship points gap to his closest competitor, Gajser was poised to take the championship title.

In Round 16 Finland held on August 14, Gajser finished 6th in Race 1 and 7th in Race 2, giving him an adequate points lead over his closest competitor, finalizing his championship title with two rounds (four races) left to go.

Tim Gajser won the MX2 (250cc class) world championship in 2015. He moved around the premier MXGP class the next year, where he earned the championship and the Rookie of the entire year title. This win marks Gajser’s fifth the FIM World Motocross Championship title.

Tim Gajser | Team HRC

“I definitely didn’t ride my best, but I acquired the work done and that is what I attempt to achieve at the start of your day. Five world titles, and I cannot believe it. It certainly hasn’t sunk in yet. A large many thanks to the complete of Team HRC, individuals at the races and all of the support from Japan. Also many thanks my girlfriend and all of the support I receive from my fans all over the world. It’s been great to see so a lot of you cheering me on round the track and I cannot many thanks enough. This is a special moment for me personally and I’m just so pleased to ‘ve got my fifth title!”

Koji Watanabe, Head of Corporate Communications Supervisory Unit,

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and President of Honda Racing Corporation

“Congratulations Tim [Gajser] for winning the championship. Tim has already established a good season, free from serious injury, and dominating three rounds straight (winning both races in the round), to regain the title. I’m pleased with him, as he’s got grown as a rider from his defeat this past year. I’m truly grateful to all or any the team staff who supported him to become champion once again, and our many sponsors and motocross fans who support our racing activities.”

(1) Factory team: Racing team operated by manufacturer. In Honda’s case, HRC-operated team.

(2) FIM: Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme

To find out more, visit https://global.honda/newsroom/news/2022/c220815eng.html.

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Source: Honda


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