The third Grand Prix of the 2018 Motocross World Championship has drawn to a close at the RedSand MX Park in Spain, with Tim Gajser eighth and sixth in the two MXGP race.
After breaking his jaw in an horrendous pre-season crash, the former World Champion is slowly finding form and satisfied with his progress so far.
Gajser mastered the first corner perfectly as the gates dropped for race one, making up several places and running second in the very early stages of the moto. He then soon lost one place to eventual round winner Tony Cairoli before dropping down three more positions on lap three. As the encounter reached its second half, he closed in on Jeremy Seewer and elevated himself to fifth, before being passed by Julien Lieber. During the final lap, however, a coming together with Seewer cost him two places as after picking his bike up, Gajser crossed the line eighth.
The Slovenian had another great start in race two as he once again ran as high as second before crossing the finish line for the first time. After moving down to sixth place on lap three, the two-time World Champion settled into a consistent rhythm, which allowed him to maintain his position up to the chequered flag.