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Tim Gajser

Tim Gajser is a Slovenian professional motocross racer. He competes in the MXGP Class in the FIM MXGP World Championships as a rider for Team Honda HRC. Tim was born on the September 8th in 1996 in Ptuj, Slovenia. His father Bogomir was also a motocross rider and introduced his son to the sport at a young age. He remains his coach to this day.

Gajser has one older brother Nejc, and two younger sisters Alja and Neja. In 1995 his family went through a tragedy when his 3-year-old brother Žan was killed in a racing accident. During a race the young boy wandered on a track bellow one of the jumps and was hit by his father's motorcycle during landing. Tim Gajser rides with the number 243 in honor of his deceased brother, who was born on 24th of March.

In 2015, Gajser won his first World Championship in the MX2 Class while riding for the Gariboldi Honda team. In 2016, Gajser graduated to the MXGP Class under the wing of Team Honda HRC. In a stunning rookie MXGP season, Gajser was crowned the 2016 MXGP World Champion.

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Name/Nicknames:
Tim Gajser

DOB:
8-10-1996

Country:
Slovenia

Birthplace:
Ptuj, Slovenia

Residence:
Makole, Slovenia

Team:
Team Honda HRC

Bike:
Honda CRF450R

National Number:
243

Years Pro:
5

Fox Team Rider Since:
2015

Career Highlights

2016 World Championship MXGP

2015 World Championship MX2

2014 5th place on FIM Motocross World Championship MX2

2012 1st place on FIM MOTOCROSS 125 JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP & 1st place on UEM EMX 125 European Championship

2009 1st place on UEM EMX 85cc European Championship

2007 1st place on UEM EMX 65cc European Championship.

Interview

What's your favorite riding location?
My home track in Slovenia

What's your most memorable career moment?
Winning the MXGP World Championship as a rookie in 2016

How did you start riding MX?
My Dad used to race and my whole family has always been into the sport.

Who was your favorite rider growing up?
Ricky Carmichael

What are your hobbies?
Mountain biking and football

Rider Top FOX GEAR Picks:
Flexair Preest Dark Yellow

Follow Tim Gajser

Instagram: @TIGA243

Twitter: @TIMGAJSER243

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GT243/