Tim Gajser Wins MXGP of Sweden

Tim Gajser is flying high after taking the overall at the MXGP of Sweden.

Tim Gajser takes the overall in Uddevalla

Team HRC’s Tim Gajser made a long awaited returned to the top step of the podium over the weekend as he took the overall in Uddevalla at the MXGP of Sweden.

Gajser, who hasn’t taken an overall win since the Mexican GP earlier this season, took a first and second today securing him the win. Gajser took a comfortable win in the first race but the Slovenian had his work cut out in the second.

Yamaha’s Romain Febvre led while KTM’s Jeffrey Herlings put some early pressure on Gajser to take second out of the gate. Gajser remained focused on a track that was difficult to pass and bought the CRF450RW home in second place, which was enough to give him the overall win for the weekend.

Teammate Evgeny Bobryshev took the holeshot and an eighth-place finish in the first race, which is his second holeshot this year. The second race was a little more challenging for the Russian, not able to repeat the holeshot he found himself in the pack and a small collision with Tony Cairoli sent him down. He managed to pull back to tenth for eighth overall.

The FIM World Motocross Championship now takes a one week break before we head into the final flurry of races of the season. The first of these will be stateside at a new track; WW motocross park, Jacksonville.

MXGP Top 10 Rider Standings

Pos.

Rider

Num

Nation

Points

Team

Constructor

1

CAIROLI Antonio

222

ITA

631

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

KTM

2

HERLINGS Jeffrey

84

NDL

530

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

KTM

3

PAULIN Gautier

21

FRA

526

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

Husqvarna

4

DESALLE Clement

25

BEL

519

Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing

Kawasaki

5

GAJSER Tim

243

SLO

453

Team HRC – MXGP

Honda

6

FEBVRE Romain

461

FRA

441

Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team

Yamaha

7

VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy

89

BEL

377

Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team

Yamaha

8

NAGL Max

12

GER

364

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

Husqvarna

9

COLDENHOFF Glenn

259

NDL

352

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

KTM

10

BOBRYSHEV Evgeny

777

RUS

344

Team HRC – MXGP

Honda