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Round 13 | MXGP of Flanders (BEL)

Red plate holder Gajser is ready for the deep sands of Lommel

Red plate holder Gajser is ready for the deep sands of Lommel

After conquering the toughest motocross race on the planet last year, Team HRC’s Tim Gajser heads to Lommel, Belgium once again, this time prepared for three rounds in the deep sand-track close to the Dutch border.

His victory in the 2019 MXGP of Belgium (one of his nine overall wins last year) was a milestone event for the Slovenian rider as he showed the world just how far his sand riding had progressed. Known in his early-career as a hard-pack rider, the two-two results for first place was a culmination of months and months of training in sand and a just-reward for all that effort he put in. He since showed at Valkenswaard in March this year that he still improving, going one-two in the horrible conditions there, confirming he can win on his Honda CRF450RW anywhere.

Now, with six rounds left, three in Lommel and three in Trentino (another venue where the Team HRC rider has won) and with a 24-point lead in the championship, this coming month of racing represents a really good chance for Gajser to win his third MXGP world championship.

I would also just like to say ‘get well soon’ to my friend Mitch.

Tim Gajser 243

“Coming into the year, you always look at when Lommel is taking place because it is probably the toughest race in our calendar so to have three rounds there is going to be a challenge for everybody. I am really looking forward to it though, because I am confident in my fitness and my speed and I think I have showed everyone that I am fast in the sand and can win events here. However, my main focus is to go and have fun and if I can do that, I know my results will be good. I would also just like to say ‘get well soon’ to my friend Mitch. He’s been looking really good recently and it was a shame that he can’t race here with us, so I hope his recovery goes well.”

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