Joining the very elite of the sport, Team HRC’s Tim Gajser has won his fifth world motocross championship – his fourth in the premier MXGP class – after a commanding season of performances in 2022.
Taking hold of the red-plate from the very beginning, Gajser put in an early run of results that saw him win six of the first seven rounds including three double-moto wins as made sure his competitors knew he was the rider to beat. Back-to-back wins in Germany and Indonesia then increased his points gap to over 100-points and from then on, it was just a matter of which round he would seal this historic championship win, with that moment coming at the second moto at the MXGP of Finland, with two full rounds still to ride.
Before this weekend’s round – number 16 of 18 – the Honda CRF450R rider has won more qualification races (4), lead more laps (184), had over triple the number of race wins than any other rider (13), two times as many GP overalls (8) and stood on the podium more than anyone else (10). His #243 machine is the only bike to have worn the red-plate after his victory at the opening round in Great Britain, which has led him to compete with it in every future round of the season.
This is his fourth MXGP championship of his career (2016, 2019, 2020, 2022) and puts him fourth all-time in premier class championships, and fourth all-time in total championships after also winning the MX2 crown in 2015.
Shortly, another press release will be published including rider comments and photos of both the event and the celebrations.
10 – Stefan Everts
9 – Antonio Cairoli
6 – Joel Robert
5 – Tim Gajser (all with Honda)
5 – Roger Decoster
5 – Joel Smets
5 – Eric Geboers
5 – Jeffrey Herlings
Premier Class Champions
7 – Stefan Everts
7 – Antonio Cairoli
5 – Roger Decoster
4 – Tim Gajser (all with Honda)