Team HRC’s Tim Gajser has won his fourth world motocross championship in just six years, after winning this year’s 2020 MXGP title. Crowned at the Trentino circuit in Italy, home to many great memories for the Slovenian rider, Gajser wrapped up the title with three motos left to go in another season of fast, controlled riding. This title now moves him to the top of the list of HRC world champions, one clear of greats like Dave Thorpe, Eric Geboers, Georges Jobe and Andre Malherbe and it confirms his place as one of the best ever riders in motocross history.

In what has been a difficult season due to the global pandemic, the #243 has consistently shown he is the fastest rider on the track, winning 13 races and 4 overalls (before the MXGP of Pietramurata) on his way to this historic moment. Starting off the year back in March with moto wins at Matterley Basin, UK and Valkenswaard, Netherlands, Gajser immediately showed that he was a threat for victories on whatever surface they rode on, and that form continued when he won the first race back after the restart in Kegums, Latvia.

With the new one-day format in place, qualification was just a 25-minute timed session after 20 minutes of free practice and while other riders struggled to adapt, Gajser again showed the speed of the new Honda CRF450RW by getting first gate pick at six out of the next 10 rounds, and inside the top three in nine of them. Good gate picks led to good starts and holeshots and it also meant the Honda rider has led more laps, and has led in more races than any other rider in the field.

While race wins were coming often, an overall remained elusive and it wasn’t until round 11 when Gajser was able to put in two strong motos and get onto the top step of the podium at the MXGP of Europe in Mantova, Italy. It was nothing more than he deserved and it allowed him to cement his position at the top of the class, after first getting the red plate at round nine. Since that moment, he has gone from strength to strength, podiuming in 12 straight races and extending his lead to over 70 points. This was highlighted at the triple-header in Belgium where Gajser won two of the three overalls, picking up an incredible 142 out of 150 points in the deep sand of Lommel, known as the toughest race on the motocross calendar.

From Lommel, it was back to Italy for the season-finale three rounds in Trentino, the venue where Gajser won his first ever world championship overall in 2015 and also where his 2019 campaign was kick-started after an epic encounter that ended with him going one-one, sparking amazing scenes of celebration. Unfortunately, fans weren’t allowed to witness this years’ success but the outpouring of support from the around the world has been immense and shows just what a popular figure ‘Tiga243’ is within the motocross community and beyond. With one round left, there is still chance for him to add to his amazing statistics but for now, Gajser is celebrating his amazing achievement of winning his fourth world championship title.

GP of Pietramurata (ITA)

Pietramurata, Italy

MXGP 2020, Round 17

Tim Gajser 2020 MXGP Champion!
Sunny / 13
Wednesday 4 Nov 2020, 12:04 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 13°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jeremy Seewer 91 SWI 25 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 34:52.423
2 Tim Gajser 243 SLO 22 Team HRC – MXGP Honda +0:04.307
3 Alessandro Lupino 77 ITA 20 Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha +0:08.634
4 Clement Desalle 25 BEL 18 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +0:09.794
5 Romain Febvre 3 FRA 16 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +0:11.484
6 Antonio Cairoli 222 ITA 15 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0:16.094
7 Brent Van Doninck 32 BEL 14 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +0:22.055
8 Brian Bogers 189 NDL 13 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +0:25.167
9 Gautier Paulin 21 FRA 12 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +0:32.658
10 Jordi Tixier 911 FRA 11 Wildcard Rider KTM +0:39.149
11 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 10 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +0:43.578
12 Jeremy Van Horebeek 89 BEL 9 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda +0:49.656
13 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA 8 SDMCorse Yamaha Yamaha +0:52.543
14 Ivo Monticelli 128 ITA 7 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team Gas Gas +0:55.306
15 Arnaud Tonus 4 SWI 6 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +0:57.107
16 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR 5 JM Honda Racing Honda +0:59.906
17 Petar Petrov 152 BUL 4 Team VRT Nordpesca Holland KTM +1:01.763
18 Evgeny Bobryshev 777 RUS 3 PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:06.921
19 Tanel Leok 7 EST 2 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:09.165
20 Valentin Guillod 92 SWI 1 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda +1:11.186
Sunny / 13
Wednesday 4 Nov 2020, 09:11 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 13°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jeremy Seewer 91 SWI Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 1:38.887
2 Romain Febvre 3 FRA Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +0:00.038
3 Tim Gajser 243 SLO Team HRC – MXGP Honda +0:00.081
4 Arnaud Tonus 4 SWI Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +0:00.177
5 Clement Desalle 25 BEL Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +0:00.526
6 Antonio Cairoli 222 ITA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0:00.611
7 Gautier Paulin 21 FRA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +0:00.640
8 Ivo Monticelli 128 ITA Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team Gas Gas +0:01.244
9 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR JM Honda Racing Honda +0:01.261
10 Adam Sterry 811 GBR JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +0:01.821
11 Alessandro Lupino 77 ITA Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha +0:01.837
12 Jeremy Van Horebeek 89 BEL Honda SR Motoblouz Honda +0:01.876
13 Valentin Guillod 92 SWI Honda SR Motoblouz Honda +0:01.933
14 Brian Bogers 189 NDL Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +0:02.001
15 Zachary Pichon 201 FRA Wildcard Rider Honda +0:02.041
16 Brent Van Doninck 32 BEL Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +0:02.293
17 Jordi Tixier 911 FRA Wildcard Rider KTM +0:02.406
18 Benoit Paturel 6 FRA JM Honda Racing Honda +0:02.395
19 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA SDMCorse Yamaha Yamaha +0:02.746
20 Evgeny Bobryshev 777 RUS PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna +0:02.958