MXGP of Portugal
MXGP 2018 Round 5
Tim Gajser has claimed his maiden podium of the season at Águeda at the end of an exciting racing weekend, which saw the Team HRC rider third and fifth aboard his Honda CRF450RW machine in today’s Portuguese MXGP races.
Gajser enjoyed a great launch off the gate in race one and placed the front wheel of his Honda CRF450RW in second position as the MXGP pack attacked the first corners of the race. The young but experienced Slovenian rider maintained a great pace throughout the whole encounter but on the penultimate lap he was caught and passed by Cairoli, and was third at the finish line.
Moments after the start of the second race, Gajser had a near crash as he ran too tight at turn two, which cost him several positions. The former world champion quickly got back to fifth place, which was enough for him to clinch his first podium of the year.
The team will now return to its Italian headquarters to get ready for the MXGP of Russia, which takes place on May 1st on the Black Sea shores at Orlyonok.