agosto 19, 2018 - Honda Racing

MXGP - Seventh place in Swiss qualifying race for Gajser

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Tim Gajser’s qualifying performance at Frauenfeld was a tale of two halves, as the two-time world champion set an incredible pace aboard his Honda CRF450RW machine in the first half of the #moto before having a bit more of a hard time as the race got closer to the end due to an unfortunate incident that prevented him from performing at his best. Gajser’s team mate #toddwaters was twenty-first at the finish line of the 12-lap qualifying encounter of the #mxgp of #switzerland.

Gajser stormed out of his gate to take the holeshot and immediately started dictating the pace while trying to pull away from the rest of the field. At the end of the second lap, Tim was already almost five seconds ahead of Clement Desalle after setting the then-fastest lap of the race.

As the #moto entered its final stages, however, the rear-brake lever of his Honda machine bent after hitting a stone in a rut. Due to this happening, Tim quickly lost all of his margin and was caught and passed by reigning Champion Cairoli. Moments later, Tim dropped down to fifth and then had to give away two more positions to Gautier Paulin and Herlings before the chequered flag was deployed.

The two, sixteenth-round #mxgp races will get underway at 14:15 and 17:10 local time (GMT +2).

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