|Born||8 September 1996|
|Teams|| KTM (2009–2013)|
HRC Honda (2014–Present)
|Championships||MX2 – 2015|
MXGP – 2016, 2019, 2020, 2022
MX2: 5Total: 45
|GP debut||2012, GP of Europe, Faenza, MX2|
|First GP win||2015, MXGP of Trentino, Pietramurata, MX2|
Tim Gajser (born 8 September 1996) is a Slovenian professional motocross racer.He has competed in the FIM Motocross World Championships since 2012. Gajser is notable for being a five-time motocross world champion(4 MXGP, 1 MX2).
Gajser previously competed for the Gariboldi Honda motocross racing team managed by Giacomo Gariboldi.
In 2015, Gajser won his first World Championship in the MX2 class. He won 5 Grand Prix's that year and finished on the podium 8 out of 18 rounds.
2016 was Gajser's rookie year in the MXGP class. He won the opening round in Qatar & from then onward, would rack up 6 more wins as well as 10 podium finishes on his way to the 2016 MXGP World Championship.
In 2019, Gajser won his 2nd MXGP World Championship. 18 Rounds were contested, Gajser won 9 of those and finished on the podium 15 times.
In 2020, Gajser became the first rider since Antonio Cairoli in 2014, to defend the MXGP World Championship. He won 5GP's and finished on the podium 14 out of 18 rounds.
In 2022, Tim Gajser won his 4th MXGP World Championship at round 16 in Hyvinkää, Finland. He won 10 Grand Prix's and finished on the podium 13 times out of 18 Rounds.
Gajser was born in Ptuj, Slovenia, and is a native of Makole, a small settlement roughly 20 kilometers to the southwest.His father Bogomir was also a motocross rider and introduced his son to the sport at a young age. He remains his coach to this day.
Gajser has one older brother Nejc, and two younger sisters Alja and Neja.In 1995 his family went through a tragedy when his 3-year-old brother Žan was killed in a racing accident. During a race the young boy wandered on a track below one of the jumps and was hit in the temple by his father's motorcycle during landing and killed instantly. Gajser rides with the number 243 in honor of his deceased brother, who was born on 24 March.
Gajser maintains a close friendship with MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez, having met the Spaniard through their mutual relationship with Honda Racing Corporation.Despite having ridden motorcycles since he was three years old, Gajser does not have a motorcycle license and has never ridden a motorcycle on public roads.
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