On what was a miserably wet day at the Kegums circuit, 50km south of Riga, Gajser took control of both races in what was another impressive display of riding, in what were not very easy conditions. The rain had slowed the track down, providing more ruts and bumps to challenge the best motocross riders on the planet, but after winning the second moto in Portugal and both races in Trentino, the #243 proved he can handle any conditions with a perfect display in the wet sand in Latvia.
He swept around the first turn well inside the top five in motos one and two, and by the end of lap one, was in third and second place respectively. With every rider at their strongest, and the track at its flattest, the Slovenian rider took his time to figure out where to make his move, but when he did put the hammer down, he was into the lead after passes on two consecutive laps.
Race two went even better, as he swept around the first turn in second place, once again putting himself in perfect position to stalk his prey and make the move at exactly the right time. With the track conditions getting harder, this came earlier in the race as others struggled to maintain their speed and he moved into the lead on lap six. From there he controlled the race, taking the win, the overall and further extending his championship lead, to give himself more than a two-moto buffer to those behind.
Tim Gajser 243
I am really happy with how this weekend went, it wasn’t easy today as the track was a lot sketchier due to the rain, but I stayed patient in both races and made the passes when I needed to. I was also able to get two good starts on my Honda CRF450R, which I knew would be important, so that was good and that allowed me to not have to fight through the field. Everything is going really well right now and I’d like to thank all of Team HRC and all the fans online, and who come out to the races to cheer me on. It is great riding in front of passionate supporters and I really appreciate the atmosphere everyone creates for us riders to perform in.