LAS VEGAS – Former FIM Motocross MXGP World Champion Tim Gajser will travel to the United States to compete in the Monster Energy Cup on Oct. 14 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.
Gajser is a big fan of supercross and regularly trains on his own private Supercross track in Slovenia. He will take on the three 10-lap main events for the first time and will work out of the American Honda Rig.
“I am really looking forward to racing in the Monster Energy Cup this year,” said Gajser. “I want to go there, have fun and enjoy it as racing in a stadium in America is a whole new experience for me. I have an awesome new limited edition kit from Fox to debut on the night which I think everyone will love. Obviously when I enter a race the goal is to win but this is completely something new for me as I am entering without any real expectations of where I will be. I have a track at home that I can train on so after MXGP I will add more Supercross elements to it to help me prepare for the race. I want to come out to America a week early to practice on an American Supercross track.”
Gajser, 20, has risen quickly through the European motocross ranks. He won the 2015 MX2 World Championship before advancing to MXGP in 2016, where he won another World Championship.
This year, with three races left on the MXGP calendar, Gajser has three overall victories and currently sits fifth in the MXGP standings.