In what was almost a perfect weekend for the Slovenian, Gajser had already posted the fastest times in free and timed practice, before winning the Saturday qualifying race too. He then stormed off to a holeshot in race one, sweeping around the first turn and never looking back as he dominated that moto, posting a laptime almost one second quicker than anyone else.
In race two, he wasn’t quite able to match that feat, not getting quite as good a start and instead having to work his way through into second by the start of lap one. Despite posting the fastest laptime once again, he wasn’t able to find his way past the leader, on a track that didn’t provide many passing opportunities, and instead settled for crossing the line in second and taking his seventh overall of what is already an excellent 2022 campaign.
Next up for the riders is a new circuit in Samota-Sumbawa, Indonesia on 25-26 June. This gives Gajser a weekend off to recover from this run of three races in three weekends, and prepare for what should be a totally different experience on what will be a brand-new facility, built specifically for this upcoming GP.
It was good to get back to winning ways, and taking another holeshot was a bonus too. I really enjoyed the track this weekend and I think that showed in my riding. I was fastest in every session I think, and even had the fastest laps in both races, so to come away with the overall was the best way to end this event. Going one-two and extending my lead to over 100 points is more than I could have hoped for so I must thank the team and my girlfriend Spela, who’s birthday it was today for their support. We have all worked extremely hard and I couldn’t do it without the backing they give me.