Tim Gajser

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Tim Gajser
Nationality Slovenia Slovenian
Born (1996-09-08) September 8, 1996 (age 22)
Ptuj, Slovenia
Motocross career
Years active 2007–present
Teams KTM (2009–2013)
Honda (2014–)
Grands Prix 129 (93 MX2 and 36 MXGP)
Championships 1 (2015, MX2)
1 (2016, MXGP)
Wins 15
(5 MX2 and 10 MXGP)
GP debut 2012, GP of Europe, Faenza, MX2
First GP win 2015, MXGP of Trentino, Pietramurata, MX2

Tim Gajser (born September 8, 1996) is a Slovenian professional motocross racer. He competes in the FIM MXGP world championships as a rider for Gariboldi Honda motocross racing team managed by Giacomo Gariboldi.[1]

In the 2015 FIM Motocross World Championship season, he won his first world championship in the MX2.[2] Gajser moved up to the MX1 class and won the 2016 MX1 Motocross World Championship.[3]

Early life[edit]

Tim Gajser was born in Ptuj, Slovenia, and is a native of Makole, a small settlement roughly 20 kilometers to the southwest.[4] His father Bogomir was also a motocross rider and introduced his son to the sport at a young age.[4][5] He remains his coach to this day.[4][5][6]

Gajser has one older brother Nejc, and two younger sisters Alja and Neja.[6] 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 below one of the jumps and was hit in the temple by his father's motorcycle during landing and killed instantly.[5]

Tim Gajser rides with the number 243 in honor of his deceased brother, who was born on 24 March.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

  • 2007: 1. place on UEM EMX 65cc European Championship
  • 2009: 1. place on UEM EMX 85cc European Championship
  • 2012: 1. place on FIM MOTOCROSS 125 JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP & 1. place on UEM EMX 125 European Championship
  • 2014: 5. place on FIM Motocross World Championship MX2
  • 2015: World Championship MX2
  • 2016: World Championship MXGP

By season[edit]

Season Class Motorcycle Team Races Wins Podiums Points Place
2012 MX2 KTM Silver Action 4 0 0 13 35th
2013 MX2 KTM Marchetti 22 0 0 112 20th
2014 MX2 Honda Honda Gariboldi 34 0 6 528 5th
2015 MX2 Honda Honda Gariboldi 33 5 8 589 1st
2016 MXGP Honda Honda Gariboldi 36 7 9 731 1st
TOTALS 129 12 23 1973

MX2[edit]

2012[edit]

Pos Bike NED
Netherlands
BUL
Bulgaria
ITA
Italy
MEX
Mexico
BRA
Brazil
FRA
France
POR
Portugal
BEL
Belgium
SWE
Sweden
LAT
Latvia
RUS
Russia
Loket
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
BEN
Benelux
EUR
Europe
GER
Germany
Points
35 KTM 31 28 12 17 13

2013[edit]

Pos Bike QAT
Qatar
THA
Thailand
NED
Netherlands
TRE
Italy
BUL
Bulgaria
POR
Portugal
BRA
Brazil
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
SWE
Sweden
LAT
Latvia
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
Loket
Czech Republic
BEL
Belgium
GBR
United Kingdom
BEN
Benelux
Points
20 KTM 17 13 17 Ret Ret 17 20 14 17 Ret 23 8 14 15 14 10 14 Ret 6 Ret 7 Ret 112

2014[edit]

Pos Bike QAT
Qatar
THA
Thailand
BRA
Brazil
TRE
Italy
BUL
Bulgaria
NED
Netherlands
ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
GER
Germany
SWE
Sweden
FIN
Finland
CZE
Czech Republic
BEL
Belgium
GOI
Brazil
MEX
Mexico
Points
5 Honda 8 10 12 Ret 11 3 3 11 6 8 9 9 17 2 4 3 11 5 4 5 2 2 2 6 3 3 4 9 8 6 7 1 5 1 528

2015[edit]

Pos Bike QAT
Qatar
THA
Thailand
ARG
Argentina
ITA
Italy
NED
Netherlands
ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
GER
Germany
SWE
Sweden
LAT
Latvia
CZE
Czech Republic
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
NED
Netherlands
MEX
Mexico
USA
United States
Points
1 Honda 4 7 3 DNS 12 4 2 1 17 14 11 2 DNS DNS 4 2 3 2 1 2 2 1 7 4 33 2 5 7 3 2 1 2 5 2 6 4 589

MXGP[edit]

2016[edit]

Pos Bike QAT
Qatar
THA
Thailand
NED
Netherlands
ARG
Argentina
MEX
Mexico
LAT
Latvia
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
ITA
Italy
CZE
Czech Republic
BEL
Belgium
SUI
Switzerland
NED
Netherlands
USA
United States
USA
United States
Points
1 Honda 1 1 3 5 1 8 3 1 2 1 1 4 2 4 4 4 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 15 1 9 1 12 28 4 2 4 3 731

2017[edit]

Pos Bike QAT
Qatar
INA
Indonesia
ARG
Argentina
MEX
Mexico
ITA
Italy
NED
Netherlands
LAT
Latvia
GER
Germany
FRA
France
RUS
Russia
ITA
Italy
POR
Portugal
CZE
Czech Republic
BEL
Belgium
SUI
Switzerland
SWE
Sweden
USA
United States
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
Points
5 Honda 3 2 7 C 1 1 1 1 3 1 6 4 14 Ret 12 10 DNS DNS DNS DNS 10 11 8 6 1 4 9 10 7 5 1 2 453

Legend

Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Wins[edit]

No. Season Date Grand Prix Location Class
1 2015 19 April 2015  Italy Arco di Trento MX2
2 14 June 2015  Italy Maggiora MX2
3 21 June 2015  Germany Teutschenthal MX2
4 5 July 2015  Sweden Uddevalla MX2
5 30 August 2015  Netherlands Assen MX2
6 2016 27 February 2016  Qatar Losail MXGP
7 10 April 2016  Argentina Neuquén MXGP
8 17 April 2016  Mexico Leon MXGP
9 1 May 2016  Latvia Kegums MXGP
10 29 May 2016  Spain Talavera de la Reina MXGP
11 19 June 2016  United Kingdom Matterley Basin MXGP
12 26 June 2016  Italy Mantua MXGP
13 2017 19 March 2017  Argentina Neuquén MXGP
14 2 April 2017  Mexico Leon MXGP
15 20 August 2017  Sweden Uddevalla MXGP

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team". Gariboldi racing. 18 April 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Tim Gajser is the 2015 MX2 World Champion". MXGP. 21 September 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Youthstream - Results". Motocrossmx1.com. Retrieved 2016-11-05. 
  4. ^ a b c Alenka Teran Košir (15 September 2016). "Tim Gajser po rdeči preprogi v domačih Makolah: Ostajam v Evropi" [Tim Gajser on the red carpet in hometown Makole: I remain in Europe] (in Slovenian). Siol. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c Rok Virag (30 April 2016). "Bogomir Gajser iskreno o smrti sina: "Ravno tam, kjer sem pristajal, je stal kot kip. Še danes ga vidim."" [Bogomir Gajser sincerely about the death of his son: "Right there, when I was landing, he stood as a statue. Even today I still see him."] (in Slovenian). Nova24tv. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c Engelbert Osojnik (4 September 2016). "Zakaj ima številka 243 na motorju Tima Gajserja neprecenljiv pomen?" [Why the number 243 on Tim Gajser's motorcycle has a priceless meaning?] (in Slovenian). Siol. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 

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Preceded by
Romain Febvre
Motocross World Championship
MXGP Champion

2016
Succeeded by
Tony Cairoli