Tim Gajser (born September 8, 1996) is a Slovenian professional motocross racer. He competes in the FIM MXGP world championships as a rider for Gariboldi Honda motocross racing team managed by Giacomo Gariboldi.
In the 2015 FIM Motocross World Championship season, he won his first world championship in the MX2. Gajser moved up to the MX1 class and won the 2016 MX1 Motocross World Championship.
Tim Gajser was born in Ptuj, Slovenia, and is a native of Makole, a small settlement roughly 20 kilometers to the southwest. His father Bogomir was also a motocross rider and introduced his son to the sport at a young age. He remains his coach to this day.
Gajser has one older brother Nejc, and two younger sisters Alja and Neja. In 1995 his family went through a tragedy when his 3-year-old brother Žan was killed in a racing accident. During a race the young boy wandered on a track below one of the jumps and was hit in the temple by his father's motorcycle during landing and killed instantly.
Tim Gajser rides with the number 243 in honor of his deceased brother, who was born on 24 March.
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