Gajser on his fifth win in a row
Tim Gajser 243
I was enjoying riding on the track this weekend. It was a really technical circuit with deep ruts which made line selection really important. I’m also really happy to take the holeshot in both races, as well as the qualifier yesterday, because we weren’t able to do that in the early part of the season but now we are getting the perfect jump out of the gate. In the first moto I did make a little mistake but I was still able to pick up the bike and remount as the leader, so that went okay. Then in the second race, I didn’t want to push too hard. I pulled out a lead of about five seconds and then kept it smooth because the track was a little sketchy in that second moto. The shadows and the sun was quite low which caused problems on certain parts of the track. However overall I’m very happy to win another overall and to extend my lead in the MXGP championship. I’m feeling really happy with how I rode and how the whole of Team HRC is working together.
Brian Bogers 189
It actually went pretty good today, I felt comfortable most of the day and even the starts went not too bad. In the first race I started around 15th and was able to move directly into around 10th place. I made a couple of passes and I was in eighth for most of the race before a small mistake near the end of the race dropped me to ninth. It’s in the top 10 and that’s where I want to be so I’m happy with that. The second moto I never felt happy and I couldn’t find a good rhythm. I was around 10th in the start and then dropped a couple of spots but I ended up 11th, which wasn’t too bad but still, I felt I could have done better. Unfortunately that meant I was 11th overall which is still just outside where I want to be, but overall it was a decent weekend.
Marcus Pereira de Freitas
HRC General Manager – MXGP
After the events of Latvia, it was a completely different feeling coming into this weekend in Germany, but once again Tim handled everything like the professional he is. He was fastest in every session on both days and then he grabbed the holeshot in both races and that meant he could stay out of any trouble. It was exactly what he needed to do, and I think he could’ve gone faster if he needed too. The lead is now 83 points in the championship but it is still too early to think about that too much so we want him to keep approaching the races the same and to enjoy his riding.
It was also good to see Brian fighting inside the top 10 in race one, and just outside the top 10 in race two. To have both riders finishing that well is further proof of just how well the whole of Team HRC is performing and we now head to Indonesia filled with confidence and hopeful that this run can continue. A big thanks to all the members of staff who continue to work hard both during the week and on the race weekends!