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MXGP OF TRENTINO RACE RECAP

MXGP OF TRENTINO RACE RECAP

Tim Gajser rode two incredible races to take the top step of the podium in Trentino. The overall win didn't come easily though. He was victorious in two fierce battles in which dramatic, late passes determined the outcome.

 

Gajser had a perfect weekend. After winning the qualification race, he would benefit from selecting his preferred gate in both mains – an edge he would take full advantage of. In the first race, he started in 5th but would make several passes in succession to take 2nd. Gajser and the race leader, Antonio Cairoli, would push each other throughout the whole race. The Honda pilot would only need one opening. Seizing an opportunity, he would capitalize on a slight mistake by Cairoli and take the lead - much to the delight of the Slovenian fans in attendance. Tim would hold off a counterattack to take the win.

 

Gajser took the holeshot in the second race. As the pace started to quicken, Cairoli would pressure from behind and eventually take the lead. Gajser would bide his time before making a move. With 5 laps remaining, he would attack and regain the lead. It was a hard race to the end with both riders pressing. Gajser held off Cairoli, finished first, and secured the 1-1 sweep.

 

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