For many, sporting passion is a matter of genes, something that cannot be avoided, simply destiny. This is the case of a surprising young motocross champion called Tim Gajser. Originally from Pecke, in north-east Slovenia, the official Honda rider turned 23 on 8th September and is already three times world champion: in MX2 with Honda Gariboldi in 2015, the following year in his début season in the Queen class and again this year in Imola.
Gajser started racing at a very young age. Aged 18 months his father Bogomir sat him on his first BMX and he climbed onto a Honda 50 aged just two and a half. In 2007 he won the European 65 cc championship, a success that he repeated in 2009 but with a more powerful 85 cc. When he was fifteen, he won the European 125 title with a KTM with the Lombard Silver Action team, and the FMI Rookie of the Year award, dedicated to the best newcomer. Again in 2012, in fact, he competed in a world championship for the first time, in the MX2 category, where he competed for the Trophée des Nations with the Slovenian national team at the end of the season. In 2013 he took part in the world championship on a permanent basis, again riding a KTM, this time supported by the Marchetti Racing team, and he ended the season 20th. In 2014 he moved to Honda as part of the Honda Gariboldi team and finished fifth.