In this episode of the series, we’ll see the beginning of another successful season for Slovenian Tim Gajser and the factory Honda racing team.
Gajser has competed in the FIM Motocross World Championships since 2012 and is now a five-time motocross world champion.
In the 2015 FIM Motocross World Championship season, he won his first world championship in the MX2 class. Gajser moved up to the MX1 class and won the 2016 MX1 Motocross World Championship. Gajser currently competes under Team HRC and won the 2019, 2020 and 2022 seasons with them.
He won the MXGP title in 2022 with two rounds to spare.
Gajser was born in Ptuj, Slovenia, and is a native of Makole, a small settlement roughly 20 kilometres to the southwest. His father Bogomir was also a motocross rider and introduced his son to the sport at a young age. He remains his coach to this day.
Gajser has one older brother Nejc, and two younger sisters Alja and Neja.
In 1995, his family went through a tragedy when his 3-year-old brother Žan was killed in a racing accident. During a race, the young boy wandered onto the track below one of the jumps and was hit in the temple by his father’s motorcycle during landing and killed instantly. Gajser rides with the number 243 in honour of his deceased brother, who was born on 24 March.
Gasjer maintains a close friendship with MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez, having met the Spaniard through their mutual relationship with Honda Racing Corporation.
Despite having ridden motorcycles since he was three years old, Gasjer does not have a motorcycle license and has never ridden a motorcycle on public roads.
Photo courtesy Honda
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