The two will be aiming to produce great results with their potential.
2019 MXGP World champion Tim Gajser will be getting on-board his Honda CRF450RW once again to defend his current title in the 2020 season. Racing alongside him in Team HRC is young Australian Mitch Evans, who had a stellar rookie season in the MX2 World Championship.
Tim Gajser is hoping to maintain his victorious stance in the recent season as he took nine out of possible 18 overall wins. He even scored a record-breaking seven wins in a row. This led him to win the championship by a 202-point margin at the Belgian Grand Prix in Lommel.
Mitch Evans, on the other hand, steps onto the game due to his fantastic career. Evans secured an MX2 podium on his very first race at the MXGP of Patagonia-Argentina with Team HOnda 114 Motorsports’ Livia Lancelot last year. He then took on another podium win in Portugal. Due to an injury, he missed out a third of the season but still finished 11th place in the championship.
Tim Gajser (Team HRC)- What to Expect?
“I am very much looking forward to this new season with Team HRC. Of course last season was great and I have a lot of good memories but now I must start concentrating on what is ahead and preparing myself to put in a lot of work for 2020. I know we have an excellent bike, with the CRF450RW so that allows me to really focus on myself because this year showed that I could win with that bike in any conditions. However next year will be even tougher and that’s what I need to prepare for, as defending the title isn’t going to be easy as there are a lot of fast guys in the class but I know what I have to do and I believe I am in the best team to do it,” says Tim Gajser as quoted from Honda Racing Corporation.
Mitch Evans (Team HRC)- What to Expect?
“It is just amazing to signing for Team HRC. The history that this brand has with all the great riders who have ridden Honda’s and to now be a part of that, it is unbelievable. This is something that you grow up dreaming about when you first swing your leg over a dirtbike, to be under the HRC awning riding a full-factory CRF450RW. I really can’t wait to get started and I am really looking forward to showing people what I can do in the MXGP class.”
“I know it won’t be easy because there are a lot of talented people in the class but I’ve got the best possible teammate with Tim, because he’s the world champion and he knows exactly how to go about things. Through this, I hope to learn a lot from him and from the team and use all of that to put in my best performances when the season starts. Now though, it’s time to knuckle down and put in work. So that I can come out swinging in round one.”
Marcus Pereira de Freitas – What to Expect?
“Of course it is great news to have Tim Gajser with us again for next season. He is a pleasure to work alongside and this year was just great for everyone involved in the team. We know that trying to do the same again will be tough. But everyone, including Tim, is prepared to do everything necessary to try and make it happen.
“We are also very excited to have Mitch Evans join us for the 2020 season on the Honda CRF450RW. We know that he can ride a 450 well, after his showing at the Motocross of Nations in RedBud when he was just 19 years old. So, it is great to have him under our awning for next year.”
“However, the world championships start in March. He knows he has to do a lot of training to do before that in order get ready for the 20 round series on this bigger machine. His rookie season last year had some positive results. He now knows a little of what to expect with the tracks and the conditions so that will help. But of course, he will have a whole team around him, supporting him and making sure he is able to go out there and deliver some good results for Team HRC.”