2019 Monster Energy Cup | Tim Gajser To Race
Tim Gajser is probably still sticky from the champagne celebration of his 2019 Monster Energy FIM Motocross World Championship, but the Team HRC rider has plans for the next part of his year: the 2019 Monster Energy Cup. On Tuesday, Honda confirmed that Gajser will make his way to the United States for the special offseason race in Las Vegas, a race that is considered a “hybrid” with a motocross-style layout built with a few Supercross-style obstacles. Gajser has expressed interest at racing Supercross for years, had a small practice track at his home in Slovenia, and attempted the race in the past, but setup issues and inexperience caused him to crash in the first race of the 2017 event. With more experience, Gajser expects a much better result in 2019.
“I feel confident that I can we can go over to America and do a good job and I wish to thank Team HRC for working with me and helping me with this opportunity so that I’m as prepared as possible,” he said in a team press release. “Having raced the event in 2017, I know a little bit of what to expect but I am still very excited to try it again and feel like I will be able to enjoy the experience a lot more this time around.”
Gajser clinched his second MXGP title, and third world championship, over the weekend at the 2019 MXGP of Italy at Imola. The Team HRC rider had been the dominant force from the middle of the season on and his string of moto and overall wins put him well clear of the competition.
The 2019 Monster Energy Cup will take place at Sam Boyd Stadium on October 19th.
The press release from Honda is posted in full below…
After sealing his third world motocross championship title in Imola, Italy last weekend, Team HRC’s Tim Gajser has signed up to race the 2019 Monster Energy Cup, held at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 19th.
Having won races all around the globe this year, Gajser and Team HRC will head to America after the conclusion of the MXGP season and the Motocross of Nations, in order to prepare for another tough challenge as they take on the supercross-style circuit under stadium lights for what will be three shorter-length races.
Battling against the best supercross riders in the world won’t be easy but the Slovenian rider is full of confidence after his championship success and will approach the race with the same positive attitude that served him so well in this 2019 MXGP season.
I am really looking forward to racing the Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas in October. It is a great event and I am excited to see how well I do on a supercross-style race track. I feel confident that I can we can go over to America and do a good job and I wish to thank Team HRC for working with me and helping me with this opportunity so that I’m as prepared as possible. Having raced the event in 2017, I know a little bit of what to expect but I am still very excited to try it again and feel like I will be able to enjoy the experience a lot more this time around. – Tim Gajser