MXGP Indonesia: Gajser hoping for less mud in 2018

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Team HRC heads into this weekend’s MXGP of Indonesia looking to score solid points and challenge for podium finishes.

Leading the way is two-time world champion Tim Gajser who’s currently sixth in the title chase but, despite missing the opening round, just 42 points from third.

“The upcoming GP is Indonesia and surely it’s going to be hot and humid,” said the Slovenian. “I’m ready for that so I’m looking forward to ride out there and give my best, be consistent and score two strong results.

“I like the track. Last year, however, was really muddy so I hope things will be different this time around so that we can put up a good show for the fans.”

Gajser is partnered in MXGP by Aussie fill-in rider Todd Waters.

“I’m looking forward to racing this weekend as we have had a good couple of weeks training on the bike,” he said. “I’m really motivated to improve and love working together with the HRC guys. I’ve never been to Indonesia before which adds to the excitement of this two-round trip. We’ll give our best and see where we end up on Sunday.”

The team’s MX2 racer is South African Calvin Vlaanderen who is fifth in the championship standings.

“It’s cool to be here in Indonesia for the next round,” he said. “Flyaway GPs are easy when you have such a great team that organises everything. Last year it was a mudfest here in Pangkal Pinang so we’re hoping this year it will be better. I had a good weekend off from racing and I’m ready to get back into it.”

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