Now, at the age of 23, the Slovenian rider not only accomplished that dream when he won the MX2 world championship in 2015, but he has added two more crowns as he claimed the prestigious MXGP titles in both 2016 and 2019.
While the success has been plentiful, there have also been moments when less determined riders might have given up, or chosen a path of less resistance.
However, the factory Honda team rider has always believed that if you fall down nine times, you need to remount 10 times and it is this attitude that has seen him claim his last title, after two injury-hit campaigns.
Gajser is challenging for the title once again in 2020 and, with the mental strength and skill that he has shown throughout his career, it would be a brave man to bet against him.
Gajser is currently second overall in the 2020 MXGP standings, just nine points behind Dutch rider Jeffery Herlings (KTM) after the two rounds that have so far been run – The British GP and the Dutch GP – before the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic struck and forced a halt to racing.
The GP season is set to resume with round three, the Latvian GP, on August 9.
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