Four motos to decide 2021 MXGP Championship, with HRC Gajser one point behind
In what is the closest title-race in recent memory, Team HRC’s Tim Gajser heads into the final two rounds of the season just one point off the championship lead, but buoyed by the fact the he won the last of the six motos held at the Trentino track last week.
Hosting the season-finale double-header will be the Mantova track in northern Italy, which also hosted the Motocross of Nations earlier this year. On that occasion, rain hammered the track and turned the track into a sandy, muddy mess, which everyone hopes can be avoided for this Sunday-Wednesday schedule.
With six podium performances in a row, the Team HRC CRF450RW rider knows that his consistency is good, and that he also proved that his speed is a match for anyone. However, with just four motos left and three riders separated by just three points, Team HRC’s Tim Gajser knows that he has to put it all together if he wants to become world champion for the fifth time in seven years.
This week the HRC team stayed in Italy for a couple of training sessions, just to keep in race-shape and make sure everything was ready for the two races in four days that will round out this season. The penultimate round will be this Sunday 7th November, before the final event will take place on Wednesday 10th.
After the clock change last week, the MXGP gate-drops will be at 12:15 and 15:10 local time, where Team HRC’s Tim Gajser will be hoping to make more history for himself and Honda.
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The win in the last moto at Trentino was a big boost in confidence for me, heading into these last two rounds at Mantova. Obviously, the championship is very close, with just three points separating us but I still believe I can go out there and perform and get the job done. I didn’t ride Mantova at the Nations, so I don’t have such recent experience on the track, however I have ridden there quite a lot in the past and I don’t think it will have changed too much. Hopefully the weather will good for the two rounds and I will try my best to finish at the front. A big thank you to everyone involved in helping me get to this point in the championship, it has been a lot of work, especially these past few weeks so thanks to you all!
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