Tim Gaiser — the Winner of the World Cup Series in Spain
At the end of the first half of the season, Tim Gaiser has a commanding lead in the overall standings of the World Championship. This time, he won by entering the distance with an updated engine, as his father advised him.
Talavera de la Reina. The gladiators on two wheels mixed it in the fight for points at the motocross stage in the MXGP category in the town of Talavera de la Reina, which in 1936 was the site of bloody battles of the Spanish Civil War.
The Slovene Tim Gaiser (Honda Gariboldi) arrived to the Spanish city in the status of the world-ranking leader and saved this status according to the race results.
He predicted a fabulous Sunday
After winning the qualifying race and selecting the best possible starting position, he drove the full distance of the first race very fast and without any mistakes. Maximilian Nagl (Husqvarna) finished second with a 7-seconds gap, Clement Desalle (Kawasaki) was the third with an 11-seconds gap. Before the race, Romain Febvre (Yamaha) was behind the Slovene in the overall standings by 4 points only. However, he lost them after a fall. Besides, he had additional difficulties associated with pain in his hand caused by Antonio Cairoli (KTM), who did not manage to drive around the Frenchman lying on the ground and ran over his left arm. “I will remember this weekend for a long time because I could hardly drive away the bad memories. I did not break anything, but I feel strong pain, so I cannot confidently hold the wheel and am forced to overload the right hand,” Romain Febvre complained. As a result of the first race, he got the ninth place.
Tim Gaiser went his own way
During the second race, Tim Gaiser again left no doubt of his superiority. He was ahead of Maximilian Nagl (Husqvarna) and Gautier Paulin (Honda). “This weekend I was really relaxed and enjoyed the race. During the last stages, I had made a number of mistakes. Therefore, my father and I thoroughly discussed them and made some changes that helped me during the race,” Tim Gaiser shared his joy. Thanks to him, at the end of the Spanish series of the World Cup, the Slovenia’s national anthem again sounded above the arena. Maximilian Nagl (Husqvarna) put up with the second place, and Gautier Paulin (Honda) came the third. This is the result of both races of the World Championship. Romain Febvre finished just behind the medallists. The first half of the championship is finished. Tim Gaiser strengthened his leadership in the overall standings up to 24 points ahead of Romain Febvre, who was his only dangerous rival. The next cross-country race will take place in a French town of Saint Jean d’Angely.