Tim Gajser is flying high after taking the overall at the MXGP of Sweden.
Tim Gajser takes the overall in Uddevalla
Team HRC’s Tim Gajser made a long awaited returned to the top step of the podium over the weekend as he took the overall in Uddevalla at the MXGP of Sweden.
Gajser, who hasn’t taken an overall win since the Mexican GP earlier this season, took a first and second today securing him the win. Gajser took a comfortable win in the first race but the Slovenian had his work cut out in the second.
Yamaha’s Romain Febvre led while KTM’s Jeffrey Herlings put some early pressure on Gajser to take second out of the gate. Gajser remained focused on a track that was difficult to pass and bought the CRF450RW home in second place, which was enough to give him the overall win for the weekend.
Teammate Evgeny Bobryshev took the holeshot and an eighth-place finish in the first race, which is his second holeshot this year. The second race was a little more challenging for the Russian, not able to repeat the holeshot he found himself in the pack and a small collision with Tony Cairoli sent him down. He managed to pull back to tenth for eighth overall.
The FIM World Motocross Championship now takes a one week break before we head into the final flurry of races of the season. The first of these will be stateside at a new track; WW motocross park, Jacksonville.
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