News 10 Aug 2017

Gajser eager to turn luckless season around in Switzerland

Defending MXGP champion favouring Frauenfeld circuit.

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Defending MXGP world champion Tim Gajser his eager to turn his season around this weekend at the Swiss grand prix, after what has been a luckless year for the factory Honda HRC rider.

The Slovakian, who finished 11th overall last weekend in the sands of Belgium, has endured an incredibly tough title defence, with a shoulder blade injury sidelining him for multiple rounds in the championship.

Gajser explained the Frauenfeld circuit favours his riding style, and being a venue of his liking, he’s eager to get out on-track this weekend.

“Last weekend was a tough one for me and this season I haven’t had much luck,” said Gajser. “I am going to train even harder this week in the lead up to Switzerland. Even though I am training hard and pushing hard, to give it my best every weekend I will try hard to give it that little bit more.

“I know In Switzerland the ground is hard pack which suits me more, the track is also really nice so I am looking ahead and looking forward to a better weekend.”

The youthful MXGP regular sits fifth in the championship standings despite his absence from the French and Russian rounds of the prestigious series.