World MXGP champion Tim Gajser is looking at a possible change to racing in America after his current MXGP contract is finished. The three-time World motocross champion talked to Planet TV about the possible change in scenery in 2021.
“A lot of teams in the US have been very pleased,” Gajser said. “In fact, no one expected me to take so good after so little training. There is definitely a lot of interest.” They (Honda) were the first. When no one believed in me, they believed and saw the potential in me. We have grown together. Together we have come up with three World Championship titles. Certainly, Honda will have a huge advantage over others.
After a strong performance at the recent Monster Energy Cup the HRC rider was spoken to by many American teams. Gajser has often talked about possibly racing in America full-time and no doubt with the MXGP riders seemingly having an advantage over the American riders, an AMA motocross championship could be a big possibility for the champion. AMA supercross is another story, but he has shown in the past he can handle indoor racing, and with some time to prepare, who knows what is possible.
“It’s a whole different world. Everything in the US is much bigger. People are a lot more subdued. I’ll say I could get used to it. In supercross, the lines are not so wide, so the riding and overtaking are much more aggressive, with more touches. So, in the first run or three, I was even a little surprised since I started the second, and then I was sixth in the first lap. Everybody just came at me. You really have to be very aggressive.”
So, will the MXGP series lose one of its stars to the AMA championship? Time will tell. A leading MXGP rider hasn’t gone to America in nearly two decades, when Chad Reed went in 2002 (MX2 champions Ken Roczen and Marvin Musquin did move there later, but the premier class has hardly lost a rider to America in many, many years), so it would be a massive energy boost to the US series.
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