EUROPE. After Tim Gasjer’s crash on the weekend being knocked out and breaking his jaw, KAJX.NET was waiting for the announcement from Honda and Tim Gasjer MXGP duties, however with Boger’s KAJX.NET expected him to be on the bike for the opening MXGP round in Argentina 4 March 2018, KAJX.NET assumes this would leave 21-year-old South African Calvin Vlaanderen under the Honda awning competing in the MX2 Class

“Team HRC’s Tim Gajser will miss the opening event of the 2018 MXGP season in Argentina as a result of the jaw injury suffered in the final round of the ‘Internazionali d’Italia’ in Mantova last Sunday. With teammate Brian Bogers still on his way to full recovery, the sole standard bearer of the team at Neuquén will be Calvin Vlaanderen aboard his Honda CRF250RW machine in the MX2 class.

After undergoing a successful surgery in Mantova on the evening of Sunday 18th February, Gajser checked out of the hospital the following day and was transported via ambulance to his native Slovenia, where he had another surgical operation – performed by jaw surgeon specialist Dr Grošeta of Maribor Hospital – to further stabilise the fractured jaw.

With the recovery time estimated at three weeks and a mandatory rest for the two-time World Champion, Gajser will target a possible return to action at the MXGP of Europe at Valkenswaard.” HRC.