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ROUND 8 | MXGP of Emilia-Romagna (ITA)

Sixth moto win for Gajser as the championship battle intensifies

Sixth moto win for Gajser as the championship battle intensifies

At the eighth round of the 2020 MXGPs, Team HRC’s Tim Gajser scored his sixth race win of the season to close the gap at the top of the championship to just seven points. In what was the third round in a week held at the picturesque Faenza circuit, Gajser, on board his Honda CRF450RW showed great speed and passing to win race two, giving him second place on the podium. It also added to his moto-winning tally which is now more than any other rider this year.

I had to refocus for race two. I got a better start in this race and made a couple of good early passes to get into the lead.

Tim Gajser 243

“I didn’t have a good start in either moto, they were solid and I tried to make quick passes in the beginning but I would have liked to have been nearer to the front. The first lap of the first moto I came together with Toni and I fell so I was back in the pack, eventually coming back to fifth. I was a bit disappointed but that was the result so I had to refocus for race two. I got a better start in this race and made a couple of good early passes to get into the lead. I pulled out a gap of a few seconds and controlled the race from there to get myself another moto win. It was a tough week of racing and not everything has gone my way but the championship is really close and we are all working hard in Team HRC to get the best results possible. Now there is a weekend off so I will go home and prepare myself for the next race in Mantova.”

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