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Tim Gajser Wins FIM Fifth World Motocross Championship

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Photo of MX1 motocross rider Tim Gajser at the 2022 MXGP of Finland
With five championships Gasjer now ties Rodger de Coster in the all time championship win list. Photo: @shotbybavo

Joining the very elite of the sport, 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.

Photo of MX1 motocross rider Tim Gajser at the 2022 MXGP of Finland
Sixth place and 29 points in Finland was enough to seal the 2022 MX1 Motocross World Championship for Tim Gasjer. Photo: @shotbybavo

“Wow! What a day. I definitely didn’t ride my best, but I got the job done and that’s what I set out to achieve at the beginning of the day,” Gasjer said. “Five world titles, and I can’t believe it. It really hasn’t sunk in yet. A big thank you to the whole of Team HRC, the people at the races, and all the support from Japan. Also thank you my girlfriend and all the support I receive from my fans around the world. It has been great to see so many of you cheering me on around the track and I can’t thank you enough. It is a special moment for me and I am just so happy to have got my fifth title!”

Photo of MX1 motocross rider Tim Gajser at the 2022 MXGP of Finland
Tim Gasjer and his team celebrate the 2022 MX World Championship win. Photo: @shotbybavo

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.

Photo of MX1 motocross rider Tim Gajser at the 2022 MXGP of Finland

Marcus Pereira de Freitas – HRC General Manager – MXGP, added, “I am so happy for Tim, winning the championship with a couple of rounds to spare. He works so hard and thoroughly deserves all the success he gets and to win five world titles is an unbelievable achievement. The whole of Team HRC also deserves a lot of credit, for working hard and helping him get everything right, week in, week out. It hasn’t been an easy year but no one has stopped working for a second, and it shows in the results.”

This is the 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.

Photo of MX1 motocross rider Tim Gajser at the 2022 MXGP of Finland

World Champions
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)

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