Gajser happy two-day MXGP format returning in 2022
Tim Gajser says he is pleased the two-day format is back in MXGP and that the venue for round one of the 2022 World Championship at Matterley Basin is probably his favourite track on the calendar!
The HRC Honda rider, on the hunt for his fifth World title heading into the 2022 season, said: “I always enjoy coming to Matterley as it is probably my favourite track on the calendar. I had a really good round here last year and the track just really flows for me. Hopefully the weather will be okay and we can have some good motos.
“I am happy that we are back to a two-day format as I believe that is what a world championship should be, and I think that will help everyone get their bikes stronger for the Sunday races. I am extremely pleased with how my Honda CRF450R is riding right now though, we worked hard this winter to improve it and I can’t wait for the first gate drop.”
It will be a big weekend for Gajser’s teammate, Mitch Evans, who will finally return to action after missing all of last season due to a wrist injury. Evans said in the Honda press release: “It’s been a long time since my last MXGP so I’m excited to be lining up once again. I’m trying not to put too much pressure on myself because I know I’m not at the level I want to be at yet, but the important thing is to go out there and perform as best I can and get used to racing with these guys again. The preseason races were good practice but this is the real thing now, I really want to enjoy the weekend and enjoy being back involved with Team HRC at the world championships.”