Tim Gajser victorious at the MXGP of Latvia

Tim Gajser victorious at the MXGP of Latvia

08.08.2021: MXGP of Latvia MXGP 2021 Round 7 For the third time in his highly-successful career, Team HRCís Tim Gajser has won the MXGP of Latvia on board his Honda CRF450RW. In what were two vastly different motos due to the weather conditions, the #243 st


MXGP of Latvia
MXGP 2021   Round 7

For the third time in his highly-successful career, Team HRC’s Tim Gajser has won the MXGP of Latvia on board his Honda CRF450RW. In what were two vastly different motos due to the weather conditions, the #243 stayed solid and consistent, going two-two for first overall, and more than doubling his MXGP championship points lead in the process.



The sandy Kegums track is always a tricky proposition for the riders with the soft top layer making way for a firm base, but all day long Gajser showed he was a match for all conditions. Qualifying took place in bright sunshine, and after getting first gate-pick last week in Lommel, he backed it up by getting the second-choice time this weekend. This gave him the platform to get out of the gate and challenge round the first bend and that’s exactly what he did in both races, crossing the holeshot line in about fifth place each moto.



In the first moto, the weather remained sunny and after his good start, a couple of quick passes moved the Slovenian into second position. Despite a good pace, he wasn’t able to make any moves on the leader and instead had to settle for a solid second place, safe in the knowledge that another good moto would give him the chance of the overall.



About 30 minutes before the second gatedrop, the rain started falling and it didn’t let up until the chequered flag was waved, giving the riders a slightly trickier Kegums than they are used to. Once again though, Gajser rounded the first corner in good position and while those in front made early mistakes, he remained solid, moving through into third place and putting pressure on the leading duo.



As the laps ticked off, the Honda rider remained in third place, which would have seen him third overall. However, on the last lap, another rider in front made a mistake giving Gajser two more points which saw him jump up to the top of the podium.


It was a fantastic moment for Tim and everyone in Team HRC, and was just-reward for all the hard work they’ve put in this season already. It was also a good confidence boost heading into this mini-summer break where the next round is a double-header in Turkey on September 5th and 8th. Gajser has now won three of the seven rounds so far, and sits 13 points clear at the top of the MXGP world championship.   
    


       
Tim Gajser  243



I’m super-happy with how this weekend has gone, winning the overall after two tough races. I wanted to try and cut out the mistakes from the previous couple of rounds, and I knew if I did that I would do well, so it was good to see that it paid off already.


Obviously winning is a massive boost before these three weekends’ off so I will enjoy this moment before getting back to work and preparing myself for the second half of the season. A big thanks to everyone in Team HRC for all their work and I can’t wait for Turkey, which is a track I really enjoy racing.         

       
    
Marcus Pereira de Freitas
HRC General Manager - MXGP


We were happy with Tim’s riding in both races, because he’d been smooth and consistent in what were very difficult conditions, but then to see that he’d won the overall on the final lap was just amazing and we’re really delighted with how it turned out.


The past two rounds had been tough, with mistakes costing him points so it was important to rebound and show everyone that he is still a top rider, and that’s exactly what he did. We now have a bit of a break to regroup and prepare for what should be a long second half of the season, but everyone in Team HRC has showed they are ready to work hard and get the job done!         

    
       
    
    Race 1



1    HERLINGS Jeffrey     84    NDL    25    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM    35:16.523
2    GAJSER Tim     243    SLO    22    Team HRC - MXGP    Honda    0:07.703
3    CAIROLI Antonio     222    ITA    20    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM    0:11.783
4    PRADO GARCIA Jorge     61    SPA    18    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM    0:15.598
5    FEBVRE Romain     3    FRA    16    Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing    Kawasaki    0:16.934
6    JONASS Pauls     41    LAT    15    Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team    GasGas    0:18.641
7    COLDENHOFF Glenn     259    NDL    14    Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team    Yamaha    0:38.794
8    LUPINO Alessandro     77    ITA    13    MRT Racing Team KTM    KTM    0:49.702
9    SEEWER Jeremy     91    SWI    12    Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team    Yamaha    0:51.833
10    BOGERS Brian     189    NDL    11    Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team    GasGas    1:05.516
11    JACOBI Henry     29    GER    10    JM Honda Racing    Honda    1:10.743
12    TIXIER Jordi     911    FRA    9    JT911 KTM Racing Team    KTM    1:12.959
13    WATSON Ben     919    GBR    8    Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team    Yamaha    1:16.173
14    STRIJBOS Kevin     22    BEL    7    Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing    Yamaha    1:19.543
15    VAN DONINCK Brent     32    BEL    6    Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing    Yamaha    1:25.389
16    MONTICELLI Ivo     128    ITA    5    Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing    Kawasaki    1:28.502
17    KOCH Tom     226    GER    4    KTM Sarholz    KTM    1:32.509
18    VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy     89    BEL    3    Beta SDM Corse MX Team    Beta    1:39.876
19    FORATO Alberto     303    ITA    2    Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori    Yamaha    1:42.842
20    ÖSTLUND Alvin     161    SWE    1    JK Racing Yamaha Active    Yamaha    1:56.599
    
    
       
    
    Race 2

 
1    PRADO GARCIA Jorge     61    SPA    25    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM    36:22.889
2    GAJSER Tim     243    SLO    22    Team HRC - MXGP    Honda    0:07.092
3    FEBVRE Romain     3    FRA    20    Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing    Kawasaki    0:15.563
4    HERLINGS Jeffrey     84    NDL    18    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM    0:26.606
5    BOGERS Brian     189    NDL    16    Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team    GasGas    0:45.399
6    CAIROLI Antonio     222    ITA    15    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM    0:54.203
7    SEEWER Jeremy     91    SWI    14    Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team    Yamaha    0:58.321
8    KJER OLSEN Thomas     19    DEN    13    Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing    Husqvarna    1:00.486
9    LUPINO Alessandro     77    ITA    12    MRT Racing Team KTM    KTM    1:08.843
10    WATSON Ben     919    GBR    11    Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team    Yamaha    1:10.292
11    VLAANDEREN Calvin     10    NDL    10    Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing    Yamaha    1:19.709
12    FORATO Alberto     303    ITA    9    Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori    Yamaha    1:24.237
13    KOCH Tom     226    GER    8    KTM Sarholz    KTM    1:31.632
14    JACOBI Henry     29    GER    7    JM Honda Racing    Honda    1:45.077
15    JONASS Pauls     41    LAT    6    Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team    GasGas    1:53.927
16    STRIJBOS Kevin     22    BEL    5    Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing    Yamaha    1:56.364
17    LOCURCIO Lorenzo     183    VEN    4    JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team    KTM    1:58.873
18    MONTICELLI Ivo     128    ITA    3    Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing    Kawasaki    2:00.290
19    VAN DONINCK Brent     32    BEL    2    Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing    Yamaha    2:01.756
20    ROOSIORG Hardi     75    EST    1    Wildcard Rider    KTM    1 Lap
    
    
    

Rider Standings


1    GAJSER Tim     243    SLO    270    Team HRC - MXGP    Honda
2    FEBVRE Romain     3    FRA    257    Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing    Kawasaki
3    PRADO GARCIA Jorge     61    SPA    255    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM
4    CAIROLI Antonio     222    ITA    252    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM
5    HERLINGS Jeffrey     84    NDL    227    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM
6    SEEWER Jeremy     91    SWI    206    Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team    Yamaha
7    JONASS Pauls     41    LAT    180    Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team    GasGas
8    COLDENHOFF Glenn     259    NDL    177    Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team    Yamaha
9    LUPINO Alessandro     77    ITA    134    MRT Racing Team KTM    KTM
10    WATSON Ben     919    GBR    130    Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team    Yamaha
11    VLAANDEREN Calvin     10    NDL    105    Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing    Yamaha
12    KJER OLSEN Thomas     19    DEN    98    Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing    Husqvarna
13    VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy     89    BEL    98    Beta SDM Corse MX Team    Beta
14    BOGERS Brian     189    NDL    90    Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team    GasGas
15    JACOBI Henry     29    GER    66    JM Honda Racing    Honda
16    SIMPSON Shaun     24    GBR    62    SS24 KTM MXGP    KTM
17    VAN DONINCK Brent     32    BEL    60    Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing    Yamaha
18    STRIJBOS Kevin     22    BEL    59    Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing    Yamaha
19    MONTICELLI Ivo     128    ITA    54    Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing    Kawasaki
20    JASIKONIS Arminas     27    LTU    48    Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing    Husqvarna
21    ÖSTLUND Alvin     161    SWE    42    JK Racing Yamaha Active    Yamaha
22    TONUS Arnaud     4    SWI    36    hostettler Yamaha Racing    Yamaha
23    STERRY Adam     811    GBR    33    Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee    KTM
24    TIXIER Jordi     911    FRA    33    JT911 KTM Racing Team    KTM
25    FORATO Alberto     303    ITA    32    Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori    Yamaha
26    LOCURCIO Lorenzo     183    VEN    22    JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team    KTM
27    KOCH Tom     226    GER    21    KTM Sarholz    KTM
28    GENOT Cyril     105    BEL    15    Wildcard Rider    KTM
29    BRYLYAKOV Vsevolod     18    RUS    7    JWR Honda Racing    Honda
30    BOBRYSHEV Evgeny     777    RUS    6    PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna    Husqvarna
    
    

    


 
    
 Team HRC - MXGP,also photos

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