Honda’s Tim Gajser has done it again. Gajser is the 2020 MXGP world champion, nailing down his fourth world motocross championship over the past six yers.
Gajser wrapped up the 2020 title at Italy’s Trentino track on November 1. This season, he won 13 races in the MXGP title, including four overall wins, before the Pietramurata MXGP. Like every other race series, the 2020 MXGP season was a mess, but Gajser won from the start, taking victories at Matterley Basin in the UK and Valkenswaard in the Netherlands. Racing went on hiatus as the organizers figured out how to work around the coronavirus pandemic, but once the series was back on, Gajser won again at Kegums in Latvia.
MXGP had to mess with the schedule to put together a new one-day race format, thanks to COVID-19, but Gajser adapted nicely. At the time of wrapping down the title in Trentino, he’d podiumed in 12 straight races, and held the lead in more races than any other MXGP rider. He also led more race laps than any other rider. If there was any doubt about his talent, he showed his capabilities at Lommel, earning 142 of 150 points in the notoriously tough Belgian race.
There’s one race left still; second-place Antonio Cairolo (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) can’t catch up to Gajser at this point, but Gajser may end up adding some more gold to HRC’s 2020 total yet. It’s definitely been his year, and he’s making the Honda CRF450W look pretty good. No doubt Big Red’s very happy with that, as MX might be the last scene where “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” still holds somewhat true.