STAAugust 14, 2022 – Slovenian racer Tim Gajser secured his fourth Motocross World Championship title in the elite MXGP class, as he took an unattainable lead in Sunday’s race in Hyvinkää, Finland, with two races to go until the end of the season.
Gajser took sixth place today and collected 29 points for 674 points in the overall classification, 104 points ahead of the nearest pursuer, Jeremy Seewer, Switzerland, who took second place today. Even if Seewer had won the two remaining races, he would not have been able to gain the additional 100 points.
For the 25-year-old Slovenian, this is the fourth title in the MXGP class, after already winning the championship in 2016, 2019 and 2020, and the fifth title in his career, including the world championship title in 2015 in the weaker MX2 class.
“Unbelievable, winning just one title is an extraordinary achievement, now I’m on the fifth,” Gajser was proud of his feat.
He admitted that he was a bit nervous today and thanked everyone who stood by him, his Honda team, his girlfriend, his friends and everyone who cheered him on at home.
Andrej Brglez, the president of AMZS, the Automobile Association of Slovenia, congratulated Gajser as one of the world’s best motocross riders of all time and the best Slovenian athlete. Because young people have such an idol, Breznik is not worried about the future of motocross in Slovenia.
Today’s race was won by Dutchman Glenn Coldenhoff ahead of second Seewer and third Frenchman Maxime Renaux.