In what was one of the first national motocross races to take place anywhere in the world; Team HRC’s Tim Gajser took a race win in the Slovenian championship at Semič on board his Honda CRF450RW. As with any event in his home country, a good crowd turned up to see the reigning MXGP world champion and he didn’t disappoint, taking a race win with a comfortable margin of victory.
Amid the enforced MXGP season pause, it was a good chance for Gajser to shake off the rustiness of not having raced since he went one-two at the MXGP of the Netherlands in Valkenswaard on March 8th. And with the 2020 calendar ever-changing, it was a step in the right direction to see a European country hosting a motocross event, with the general public in attendance given that Slovenia has declared itself free from COVID-19 and therefore aren’t implementing social distancing measures.
Right now, the next scheduled world championship event is the Latvian GP on August 9th and while that is still quite a long way off, it is still a date that gives Team HRC something to aim for as they look to begin preparations for restarting the season. With Gajser currently sitting in second place and teammate Mitch Evans eager to return from his shoulder injury, there will be a lot of excitement for when the season does start up once again. However, first up with be another Slovenian round at the old GP circuit in Orehova Vas next weekend.