Gajser on a tough Lommel weekend – burns hand!

It was a tough weekend for HRC Honda in the sand with Tim Gajser burning his hand on his own pipe after a crash in race one! See the incident below:

Gajser 15-13: I came into the races today feeling a bit better than yesterday and I started the first race really well. Unfortunately on the first lap, the rider in front of me got out of control a bit and I hit his rear wheel. When I tried to get up, I put my hand on the exhaust and got a really bad burn so for the rest of the race I had pain and struggled to really push as coming back from last was tough. In race two, the pain wasn’t so much and I again I was doing well at the beginning of the race but a small mistake dropped me down the field again. I fought back to 13th so overall it wasn’t good results, but it is another block in my recovery process and I keep building.

Fernandez 11-6 : I knew it would be a tough weekend, but I feel happy that I gave it my all and I kept pushing until the end. It was also nice to get the holeshot in race two, so that’s good and gives me confidence for future races. My results weren’t what I hoped but if I hadn’t had the small mistake near the end of the first moto, I feel like that points total would have been a much fairer reflection of my speed. I will keep working on my sand riding though, and look for more improvements in Finland next weekend

Marcus Pereira Freitas: Lommel is known as the toughest race of the year and that proved the case for us with both Ruben and Tim. There were good moments though and we know that we aren’t far away from battling up the front, and that will be the aim in the upcoming rounds. Ruben’s holeshot in race two was a great moment and we will definitely be trying to get a few more of those awards before the end of the season, and that starts next weekend in Finland which is another sand track.

Gajser image: Honda

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