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Ruling MX2 Globe Champion Tim Gajser will certainly not protect his title in 2016, instead choosing to transfer to the MXGP Course in the FIM Globe Motocross Championship.

The step was made official today at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy, where Honda revealed its MXGP, MotoGP, Trial and Dakar/Rally groups.

” This year was a desire– it was whatever we’ve ever wished to accomplish and I’m so happy to have actually made that mark in history for myself, Slovenia, the group and for Honda,” Gajser claimed in a declaration. “It really feels incredible. It was the strategy currently– when we are MX2 champ, we move forward to the next course– yet we really did not anticipate to win the title this year, so I’m a little shocked.

” I always train with the Honda 450 at home, and this season was simply riding the 250 at the races, so in fact it was a little complicated changing bike like that. Currently I have a full manufacturing facility 450, but aside from more power, it’s not a new bike for me. I have actually already started evaluating the 450 for next period and I actually like it.”

The 19-year-old from Slovenia has a contract up until a minimum of 2020 with Honda, and will remain with Honda Gariboldi Racing in 2016.

” It’s a new beginning, a new class, as well as something new for us all, so for the very first season there is no pressure and also I will certainly just try to do the best feasible,” he claimed. “I want to simply take some experience from this first year– the other cyclists around me are much more experienced in MXGP, so I will simply attempt to discover as much from the year as feasible. In my newbie season, I will try for some platforms, however without putting myself under any kind of pressure.”

” We constantly knew that we had obtained a star in Tim, and this year he verified that with his, and our, first MX2 title,” claimed group principal, Giacomo Garibaldi. “The fact that he is even more powerful on the CRF450RW makes me extremely excited for following season. He’s a large youngster, as well as the larger bike fits him so well. He educates a great deal on the bike as well as is really familiar to it, and rides it very well. For us, it’s likewise an excellent honor to be able to step up to the MXGP class in 2016. When we began in this journey with Honda, we constantly wished for large points, and also currently every little thing we dreamed of is happening, so I truly intend to thank Honda as well as HRC for their commitment to and belief in us.”