Honda’s Tim Gajser won his fourth World Motocross Championship in six years by clinching the 2020 MXGP title at the penultimate round in Arco di Trento. This title now moves him to the top of the list of legendary Honda World Champions like Dave Thorpe, Eric Geboers, Georges Jobe and Andre Malherbe. Gajser won 13 motos and 4 overalls (with one race to go in the 2020 season on Sunday).
Because of the Covid-9 pandemic the promoters instituted a new one-day format with just 20 minutes of morning practice and a 25-minute qualifying session. Gajser adapted well to this borrowed American one-day format and was the fast qualifier six times and inside the top three nine times.. But Gajser didn’t win a single GP overall until round 11 in Mantova, Italy. But his consistency, and the injury to Jeffrey Herlings, put him at the top of the leaderboard early on in the series. Gajser podiumed in 12 straight races and at the triple-header in Belgium, Gajser won two of the three overalls, picking up an 142 points of the 150 available in Belgium.
Unfortunately, the 2020 season was hampered by a lack of spectators due to coronavirus protocols in the different countries.