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Release from 20.01.2020

OFFICIAL IMAGERY – ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING 2020 MXGP TEAM


PAULS JONASS AND ARMINAS JASIKONIS SOON TO BEGIN THEIR 2020 MXGP CAMPAIGNS ABOARD FC 450 MACHINERY


Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to release official imagery of Pauls Jonass and Arminas Jasikonis – the 2020 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP team.

Currently on a pre-season training camp in Sardinia, Jonass and Jasikonis are readying themselves for the GP of Great Britain and the opening round of the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship, on March 1.



In preparation for the season opening MXGP event at Matterley Basin, the team’s first official outing of 2020 will be round one of the Internazionali d’ Italia MX series in Riola Sardo, Sardinia, on January 26. Giving both Jonass and Jasikonis the chance to stretch their legs in competition for the first time since the Motocross of Nations, both riders will then complete the Italian series aboard their FC 450 machines with further outings at both Ottobiano and Mantova. The team will then make final preparations ahead of the MXGP opener.


Download high-res images of the official 2020 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP team here

Antti Pyrhönen - Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP Team Manager:“Things are going really great with Pauls and Arminas ahead of the start of the new season. Both know it is a hugely important year – they each learned a lot last season and start 2020 focused on achieving higher goals. The team did a lot of good work at the end of last year, so we came into 2020 with a very positive view of what we needed to continue working on. 2019 ended on a real high after the Motocross of Nations, and after some short holidays both Pauls and Arminas were back at work, training hard. We did a lot of testing in Belgium, Holland and Germany so made some very positive improvements before the end of the year. We’ve all been in Sardinia training since the start of January and things are going very well – both riders are putting in quality hard work and are really happy. We will stay in Sardinia until the first Italian championship race in Riola Sardo and then compete in the remaining two rounds of the Italian series ahead of the first MXGP race at Matterley Basin. Everyone is feeling good and looking forward to getting back racing.”


Release from 15.09.2019


POSITIVE END TO 2019 MXGP SEASON FOR ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA



TOP 10 CLASS RESULTS FORPAULS JONASS AND ARMINAS JASIKONIS AT CHAMPIONSHIP ENDING MXGP OF CHINA

Successfully completing the 18th and final round of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rounded out the MXGP of China in Shanghai with teammates Pauls Jonass and Arminas Jasikonis placing sixth and eighth respectively.

Sixth overall in the MXGP class, Pauls Jonass put in two solid rides at the final MXGP event of 2019. Despite not feeling 100% throughout his weekend in Shanghai, Jonass ran as high as fourth in the opening moto before placing an eventual fifth. In race two Jonass completed the opening five laps in sixth before working his way into fifth. Falling back two places he crossed the finish in seventh for sixth overall.

Like Jonass, Arminas Jasikonis secured two top 10 MXGP class results in China. Well-placed at the start of the opening moto he held sixth at the end of lap one before moving into fifth on lap three. Falling back two positions Jasikonis eventually placed sixth. Despite hoping for more of the same in the second moto, AJ rounded out the first lap in 12th and worked his way forwards to complete the moto in 10th.

The 2019 MXGP series was one of two halves for former MX2 World Champion Pauls Jonass. Using early GPs to build up his fitness following off-season knee surgery, once past the summer break and more settled in MXGP competition, the FC 450 mounted rider started to improve his results. With stand-out performances at the MXGPs of Italy, Germany, Indonesia, Sweden and Turkey, Jonass showed improved speed and results to earn a hard-fought sixth-place result in his rookie MXGP season.

Rounding out his 2019 MXGP campaign one position behind Rockstar Energy Husqvarna teammate Pauls Jonass, Arminas Jasikonis claimed a highly positive final championship ranking of seventh. Showing impressive speed and confidence during the opening GPs, the tall Lithuanian scored points in all but one moto during 2019.

With the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship now complete, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna turn their attentions to the FIM Motocross of Nations, in Assen, The Netherlands on September 29.

Pauls Jonass:“I have some mixed feelings after this MXGP of China. With some podium results in recent races I really wanted the same here, to end the year on a high note. But I didn’t feel as sharp as I have been feeling. I’m not sure it’s the travel, but anyway it certainly wasn’t a bad way to end the series. I got pretty ok starts in both races but dropped back a little. Both races were like that. But sixth overall is a pretty decent result. Also, to finish sixth in the MXGP championship is very positive. It was a steady start to the year, coming back from injury and also adjusting to the MXGP bike. The second half of the year was very positive – I started to improve my strength, feeling with the bike, starts and results. Now we’ll focus on the Nations, before some time at home and then preparations for next season.”

Arminas Jasikonis:“I didn’t get the results that I hoped I would here in China, but the GP has been a really good one to end the MXGP championship. I didn’t quite feel 100% but I finished inside the top 10 and head back to Europe fit and healthy. I had a little lack of energy in the first race – racing in the heat and humidity is something I need to work on. I fell on the first lap of the second race and dropped back a few positions. But I feel like it’s been a good year – I’m very proud to have finished seventh in the world with the support of the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team. At times a lack of experience cost me some positions, but there were also some very positive results. I’m looking forward to the Nations now and starting to prepare for next season.”



Results – 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 18

MXGP - Overall
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 47 points; 2. Glenn Coldenhoff (KTM) 47; 3. Jeremy Seewer (Yamaha) 38… 6. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 30; 8. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 26; 13. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 17; 18. Francesco Galligari (Husqvarna) 6

MXGP - Race 1
1. Glenn Coldenhoff (KTM) 35:20.563, 19 laps; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 35:21.404; 3. Tim Gajser (Honda) 35:22.831… 5. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 35:46.199; 6. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 35:48.664; 12. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 35:29.927; 18. Francesco Galligari (Husqvarna) 37:45.842

MXGP - Race 2
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 35:24.258, 19 laps; 2. Glenn Coldenhoff (KTM) 35:32.772; 3. Jeremy Sewer (Yamaha) 35:50.068… 7. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 36:14.141; 10. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 36:42.017; 13. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 35:38.195, 18 laps

MX2 - Overall
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 50 points; 2. Tom Vialle (KTM) 42; 3. Calvin Vlaanderen (Honda) 40… 5. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 32; 9. Alberto Forato (Husqvarna) 20; 11. Mattia Guadagnini (Husqvarna) 20

MX2 - Race 1
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 34:18.828, 18 laps; 2. Calvin Vlaanderen (Honda) 34:20.654; 3. Tom Vialle (KTM) 34:22.912… 5. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 34:42.672; 10. Mattia Guadagnini (Husqvarna) 35:13.860; 12. Alberto Forato (Husqvarna) 35:36.911

MX2 - Race 2
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 34:08.720, 18 laps; 2. Tom Vialle (KTM) 34:09.370; 3. Jago Geerts (Yamaha) 34:24.879… 5. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 34:32.438; 10. Alberto Forato (Husqvarna) 35:03.382; 12. Mattia Guadagnini (Husqvarna) 35:42.430

Championship Standings – After Round 18

MXGP
1. Tim Gajser (Honda) 782; 2. Jeremy Seewer (Yamaha) 580; 3. Glenn Coldenhoff (KTM) 535… 6. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 458; 7. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 442; 15. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 198; 29. Andero Lusbo (Husqvarna) 29; 33. Adam Coles (Husqvarna) 22

MX2
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 837 points; 2. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 624; 3. Jago Geerts (Yamaha) 543… 12. Jed Beaton (Husqvarna) 250; 18. Alvin Ostlund (Husqvarna) 171; 19. Davey Pootjes (Husqvarna) 157; 22. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 137; 27. Alberto Forato (Husqvarna) 68; Mattia Guadagnini (Husqvarna) 41; 34. Vyril Genot (Husqvarna) 23; 39. Jeremy Sydow (Husqvarna) 14


Release from 08.09.2019


PAULS JONASS FINISHES THIRD OVERALL AT MXGP OF TURKEY



ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING RIDER CLAIMS ANOTHER TOP-THREE RESULT WITH 2-5 FINISHES AT AFYONKARAHISAR, TURKEY

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Pauls Jonass has claimed a second consecutive MXGP podium result having finished third overall at round 17 of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship, the MXGP of Turkey.

Placing an impressive second in moto one to eventual GP winner Jeffrey Herlings, Jonass rounded out the penultimate round of the series with a strong fifth in moto two. Jonass’ teammate Arminas Jasikonis endured a mixed weekend, placing 10th and 13th in each of the two MXGP class motos.

Claiming a place on the MXGP class podium for the second weekend running, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Pauls Jonass once again showed impressive late season form as the former MX2 World Champion enjoyed a highly positive weekend in Afyonkarahisar. Powered by his FC 450, Jonass claimed his first ever MXGP holeshot putting him in prime position to claim a strong opening moto result. Performing faultlessly throughout the race, in being passed by just one rider – Jeffrey Herlings – Jonass completed all 18 laps of the race in the runner-up spot to finish second.

Jonass started the second moto well as he rounded the first turn in sixth, but in making a few small mistakes during the early corners of the opening lap he completed the first full lap in eighth. Remaining composed and again riding a mistake-free moto Pauls improved one position on lap seven and worked his way into sixth on lap three. Importantly, on lap eight he moved into fifth, which he held to the finish and in doing so secured third overall.

With his 10/13 results not a true reflection of his speed, Arminas Jasikonis completed the MXGP of Turkey in 11th overall. Starting race one in 10th, after dropping a few positions AJ worked his way back into 10th at the finish. Frustratingly, after showing promising early moto speed and making a number of committed passes, Jasikonis fell during the closing stages of moto two and eventually placed 13th.

Just one round of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship now remains – the MXGP of China, which takes place next weekend, September 15, in Shanghai.

Pauls Jonass: “It’s been a really good GP, but it didn’t start the best way. I had to work really hard to come back from my start crash in my qualifying race on Saturday, but it also gave me some good confidence coming into today’s motos as I knew I had good speed and I also liked the track. Getting the holeshot in the first moto today was awesome – I’ve been working hard on my starts and to get a first MXGP holeshot is really positive. I felt good the whole race. After Herlings passed me I rode well and, yeah, second place was great. The second race was also good – a good start but then I made a few small mistakes and dropped a few positions. I kept a good pace and managed to move into a position to get on the overall podium, which is a great way to finish the GP. I’m looking forward to China now.”

Arminas Jasikonis:“It was a little bit of a mixed weekend for me, but although I wasn’t in the best shape coming into the GP there’s been some positives. 10th in the opening moto today doesn’t sound great but I was close to the top five, so I was happy with that. I felt pretty good, but it was a fast track and not so easy to pass on. I had a good pace in the second race and was pushing, I made some nice passes. But once I was behind Paulin it was hard to move forward any further. Then I made a few mistakes, spun out on one corner and dropped a few spots. I’ll work hard with the team next week and head to China looking for a strong end to the championship.”


Results – 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 17

MXGP - Overall
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 50 points; 2. Glenn Coldenhoff (KTM) 42;3. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 38… 11. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 19; 17. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 6; 21. Artem Guryev (Husqvarna) 1...

MXGP - Race 1
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 35:00.462, 18 laps;2. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 35:05.751; 3. Glenn Coldenhoff (KTM) 35:15.362…10. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 35:27.083; 18. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 36:41.033; 20. Artem Guryev (Husqvarna) 36:04.754, 17 laps...

MXGP - Race 2
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 35:07.079, 18 laps; 2. Glenn Coldenhoff (KTM) 35:09.376; 3. Tim Gajser (Honda) 35:40.611…5. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 35:46.899; 13. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 36:22.187; 16. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 35:22.155, 17 laps; 19. Artem Guryev (Husqvarna) 36:20.862...

MX2 - Overall
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 50 points; 2. Jago Geerts (Yamaha) 38; 3. Roan Van De Moosdijk (Kawasaki) 36… 8. Alberto Forato (Husqvarna) 25; 10. Mattia Guadagnini (Husqvarna) 21. Alvin Ostlund (Husqvarna) 11...

MX2 - Race 1
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 34:20.136, 17 laps; 2. Jago Geerts (Yamaha) 34:41.915; 3. Calvin Vlaanderen (Honda) 34:47.824… 9. Alberto Forato (Husqvarna) 35:10.258; 11. Mattia Guadagnini (Husqvarna) 35:17.917; 16. Alvin Ostlund (Husqvarna) 35:35.249...

MX2 - Race 2
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 34:09.237, 17 laps; 2. Tom Vialle (KTM) 34:19.415; 3. Roan Van De Moosdijk (Kawasaki) 34:21.197… 8. Forato Alberto (Husqvarna) 34:44.326; 10. Mattia Guadagnini (Husqvarna) 35:08.126; 15. Alvin Ostlund (Husqvarna) 35:33.362...

Championship Standings – After Round 17

MXGP
1. Tim Gajser (Honda) 744 points; 2. Jeremy Sewer (Yamaha) 542; 3. Gauthier Paulin (Yamaha) 499…6. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 428; 7. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 416; 16. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 181; 29. Andero Lusbo (Husqvarna) 29. 33. Adam Coles (Husqvarna) 22...

MX2
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 787 points;2. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 592; 3. Jago Geerts (Yamaha) 505…12. Jed Beaton (Husqvarna) 250; 17. Alvin Ostlund (Husqvarna) 171; 19. Davey Pootjes (Husqvarna) 157; 21. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 137…

Release from 25.08.2019

PODIUM RESULT FOR PAULS JONASS AT MXGP OF SWEDEN


ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING RIDER CLAIMS SECOND TOP-THREE RESULT OF THE SEASON BY GOING 4-3 AT UDDEVALLA

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Pauls Jonass has finished third overall in the MXGP class at round 16 of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship, the MXGP of Sweden held at the Uddevalla track located in the west of the country. Successfully completing their two demanding MXGP-class motos, Jonass enjoyed a well-deserved trip to the podium while teammate Arminas Jasikonis finished 11th overall.

Qualifying went well for the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna MXGP-class riders, with Pauls Jonass claiming fourth and Arminas Jasikonis eighth. In Sunday’s first moto, Jonass got off to a strong start, clearing the first-corner melee in fourth position. With riders swapping places over the first few laps, the Latvian remained composed on the technically demanding track, maintaining a top-five position for the majority of the race. With six laps to go, the former MX2 World Champion moved up to fourth – a place he would successfully defend until the chequered flag. Despite not feeling his best, teammate Jasikonis fought back from a small mistake mid-way through the 18 laps to claim 10th.

In race two, Jonass got off to another solid start placing fourth at the end of lap one. The pace at the front was intense with the top five riders all putting in similar lap times. Pauls moved up to second following a crash by the then race leader, Romain Febvre, on lap 13, however a last-lap pass by Glenn Coldenhoff relegated him back to third, where he remained until the finish. His 4-3 result secured the Latvian third overall for the GP, marking his second MXGP podium for the season to date. Struggling a little on the demanding Swedish track, Arminas Jasikonis had to settle for 12th in moto two, claiming 11th overall.

With just the MXGPs of Turkey and China now remaining, Jasikonis lies sixth in the championship standings with Jonass now seventh – just seven points behind his teammate.

With just two rounds of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship remaining, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will next be in action on September 8, at the MXGP of Turkey.

Pauls Jonass:“I’m really happy with my performance today – it feels great to be back on the podium again. It makes all the hard work by myself and the whole of the team worth it and it shows we are definitely making progress, which was the goal this season. My starts were better this weekend, which helps a lot at this track, and I was then able to keep a good pace and stay with the top guys. The bike was great all weekend – we were able to make some changes to the suspension settings, which helped a lot here in Sweden. There was a lot of Latvian fans here this weekend and they made it feel like a home race for me, so thanks to them and I’m glad I was able to give them a good result.”

Arminas Jasikonis:“It was a really tough day for me here in Sweden. Qualifying went okay and the bike felt good, I was just suffering with my stomach a little and didn’t have the strength to push any harder. It’s a shame because there were a lot of Lithuanian fans here today to support me. There’s two weeks now till the next round, so I hope to come back stronger in Turkey.”

Results – 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 16

MXGP - Overall
1. Glenn Coldenhoff (KTM) 47 points; 2. Tim Gajser (Honda) 45 pts; 3. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 38 pts… 11. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 20 pts; 22. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 3 pts...

MXGP - Race 1
1. Glenn Coldenhoff (KTM) 34:53.626 18 laps; 2. Romain Febvre (Yamaha) 34:54.696; 3. Tim Gajser (Honda) 35:00.865… 4. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 35:10.995; 10. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 35:51.815; 20. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 36:56.562…

MXGP - Race 2
1. Tim Gajser (Honda) 34:44.502 18 laps; 2. Glenn Coldenhoff (KTM) 34:49.322; 3. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 34:51.243… 12. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 35:42.116; 19. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 34:46.562 17 laps…

MX2 - Overall
1. Tom Vialle (KTM) 44 points; 2. Calvin Vlaanderen (Honda) 43 pts; 3. Jorge Prado (KTM) 43 pts… 6. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 28 pts; 8. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 23 pts; 17. Alvin Ostlund (Husqvarna) 8 pts; 24. Enzo Toriani (Husqvarna) 1 pt…

MX2 - Race 1
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 35:11.359 18 laps; 2. Tom Vialle (KTM) 35:12.545; 3. Henry Jacobi (Kawasaki) 35:34.744… 8. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 36:05.362; 18. Alvin Ostlund (Husqvarna) 36:28.408; 23. Cyril Genot (Husqvarna) 36:58.275; 25. Enzo Toriani (Husqvarna) 37:02.459; 28. James Carpenter (Husqvarna) 35:43.643 17 laps…

MX2 - Race 2
1. Cavin Vlaanderen (Honda) 35:22.115 18 laps; 2. Tom Vialle (KTM) 35:29.614; 3. Adam Sterry (Husqvarna) 35:36.158… 6. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 35:47.953; 9. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 36:01.203; 16. Alvin Ostlund (Husqvarna) 36:27.123; 20. Enzo Toriani (Husqvarna) 36:56.427; 21. Cyril Genot (Husqvarna) 37:10.657; 25. James Carpenter (Husqvarna) 35:50.657…

Championship Standings – After Round 16

MXGP
1. Tim Gajser (Honda) 709; 2. Jeremy Seewer (Yamaha) 511; 3. Gauthier Paulin (Yamaha) 468… 6. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 397; 7. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 390; 16. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 173; 29. Andero Lusbo (Husqvarna) 29…

MX2
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 737 points; 2. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 592 pts; 3. Jago Geerts (Yamaha) 467 pts… 11. Jed Beaton (Husqvarna) 250; 18. Alvin Ostlund (Husqvarna) 160; 19. Davey Pootjes (Husqvarna) 157; 20. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 137…


Release from 18.08.2019


JONASS FIFTH OVERALL AT MXGP OF ITALY



Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing riders put in strong performances with Pauls Jonass ending the day in fifth overall. Race one saw the former MX2 World Champion sixth from the start and with the front runners all fighting for position, riders swapped places for the first few laps before settling down to a solid rhythm. Pauls, locked in a battle for the final podium position, unfortunately made a small mistake that dropped him down to seventh and into the clutches of his hard-charging teammate. The two Rockstar Energy Husqvarna riders enjoyed a strong pace for the remainder of the race, swapping places several times. At the flag, it was the Latvian who had the upper hand, crossing the line to finish sixth, with Jasikonis one place behind in seventh.

Jonass made a better start in the second moto, placing fourth on lap one. The battle for the podium spots was intense over the first few laps with riders jostling for position on the technically demanding track. Spending over half of the 20-lap race in fourth, Pauls was passed with just five laps to go but successfully defended his fifth place to the line to secure fifth place overall. Jasikonis, who was racing at Imola for the first time, held on to a top-10 position for the majority of the race but unfortunately dropped to 13th at the finish after a mistake in the closing stages caused him to leave the track and re-join.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will next be in action at round 16 of the FIM Motocross World Championship, the MXGP of Sweden, on August 25.

Pauls Jonass:“Overall the weekend went well for me, I’m happy with fifth but felt we could have gone a little better. I got good starts in both races so that is really positive and then I was able to run near the front too. We were able to identify a few places where I was losing a little time and I know I still need to work on my strength for riding the 450, especially on a technical surface like today. The track was heavy going and quite slippery in places, like on the take off to the jumps – a lot of the time you had to fire out the corners really hard to clear them and that was pretty tricky. We had good pace today and a good set up – just need to work on bringing it all together and keeping smooth for the whole race. It’s Sweden next, which is one of my favourite circuits, so I’m looking forward to that.”

Arminas Jasikonis:“It’s been a tough meeting for me, I had some issues in practice and qualifying didn’t go too well, but I knew I had a good pace for today’s races. In race one I didn’t get the best start but was able to push and fought my way through to Pauls. We had a good battle but he got me right before the end. Race two was the same from the start, I was lying inside the top 10 for most of the race but began to get really tired towards the end. I made a mistake over one of the jumps and had to loop around off track to get back on – I lost a few places there. Overall I’m happy but need to work on a few things before Sweden.”

Results – 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 15

MXGP - Overall
1. Glenn Coldenhoff (KTM) 50 points; 2. Jeremy Seewer (Yamaha) 42 pts; 3. Tim Gajser (Honda) 38 pts… 5. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 31 pts; 11. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 22 pts; 14. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 17 pts; Klemen Gercar (Husqvarna) 1 pt…

MXGP - Race 1
1. Glenn Coldenhoff (KTM) 34:54.225 20 laps; 2. Jeremy Seewer (Yamaha) 34:56.562; 3. Gautier Paulin (Yamaha) 35:01.198… 6. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 35:18.671; 7. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 35:21.758; 15. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 35:55.224; 22. Klemen Gercar (Husqvarna) 35:16.878 18 laps…

MXGP - Race 2
1. Glenn Coldenhoff (KTM) 34:36.332 20 laps; 2. Tim Gajser (Honda) 34:39.101; 3. Jeremy Seewer (Yamaha) 34:40.812… 5. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 34:53.832; 10. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 35:18.951; 13. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 35:28.082; 20. Klemen Gercar (Husqvarna) 35:16.587 19 laps; 23. Artem Guryev (Husqvarna) 35:02.380 18 laps…

MX2 - Overall
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 50 points; 2. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 44 pts; 3. Maxime Renaux (Yamaha) 38 pts… 10. Alvin Ostlund (Husqvarna) 21 pts; 13. Jeremy Sydow (Husqvarna) 14 pts; 15. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 13…

MX2 - Race 1
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 34:05.826 19 laps; 2. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 34:14.064; 3. Maxime Renaux (Yamaha) 34:26.042… 12. Alvin Ostlund (Husqvarna) 35:17.042; 17. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 35:48.627; 18. Jeremy Sydow (Husqvarna) 34:06.785 18 laps; 24. Filip Olsson (Husqvarna) 34:36.736; 25. Enzo Toriani (Husqvarna) 35:02.865; 26. Alessandro Manucci (Husqvarna) 35:08.757…

MX2 - Race 2
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 33:33.346 19 laps; 2. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 33:38.729; 3. Calvin Vlaanderen (Honda) 33:42.928… 9. Alvin Ostlund (Husqvarna) 34:32.095; 10. Jeremy Sydow (Husqvarna) 34:35.628; 12. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 34:41.796; 23. Enzo Toriani (Husqvarna) 33:57.096 18 laps…

Championship Standings – After Round 15

MXGP
1. Tim Gajser (Honda) 664; 2. Jeremy Seewer (Yamaha) 481; 3. Gauthier Paulin (Yamaha) 4440… 6. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 377; 9. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 352; 16. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 172; 27. Andero Lusbo (Husqvarna) 29…

MX2
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 694 points; 2. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 564 pts; 3. Jago Geerts (Yamaha) 447 pts… 11. Jed Beaton (Husqvarna) 250; 17. Davey Pootjes (Husqvarna) 157; 18. Alvin Ostlund (Husqvarna) 152; 20. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 114…


Release from 16.08.2019

ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING EXTEND CONTRACT WITH ARMINAS JASIKONIS



LITHUANIAN RIDER TO CONTINUE TO RACE IN MXGP ONBOARD HUSQVARNA’S FC 450

Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to announce that Arminas Jasikonis has signed a one-year extension to his current contract with Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing. This new agreement will see the Lithuanian continue to compete in the MXGP category through to the end of the 2020 season.

21-year-old Jasikonis signed to the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team at the end of 2018. Marking his third full year of competition in the premier MXGP class in 2019, the Husqvarna FC 450 mounted rider has shown great potential, claiming a number of top-five race results including a third-place finish in the first moto at the GP of Lombardia. Despite a number of small crashes hampering his progress, Arminas lies sixth overall in the FIM MXGP World Championship classification with four rounds left to race. Jasikonis will once again compete alongside Pauls Jonass in 2020, under the expert guidance of team manager Antti Pyrhönen.

Jasikonis and Jonass not only get on well away from racing but push each other when competing and training, forming a highly promising team that is focused on continued success during the forthcoming season.

Arminas Jasikonis – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing:
“It means so much to me to be given the opportunity to ride for such a great team. It feels great to know that the team believes in me and what I can achieve. Admittedly, 2019 has not been the best year for me, a few mistakes have affected my results, but I’m happy with my progress on the bike and I’m keen to deliver the results I know I’m capable of. For 2020, remaining with the same team takes a lot of pressure off – we already have a very good set-up for the races and a good atmosphere within the team. I’m really looking forward to continuing to improve and hopefully securing some top results.”

Antti Pyrhönen – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP Team Manager:
“Overall, we’re very happy with the progress and consistency Arminas has demonstrated this season. In the races where he has been able to show his real speed and potential, the results have been excellent. We have learned a lot this year in terms of both his weaker points and his strengths and we can put in place a strategy to work on these points and challenge for the top three places in the championship next year. Both Arminas and Pauls work very well together – they work hard and are improving all the time. We hope to bring home some good results in the last four rounds of this season and then plan to work hard to prepare for 2020.”

Release from 14.07.2019


MIXED FORTUNES FOR PAULS JONASS AT GP OF ASIA (INDONESIA)



STRONG PACE BUT BAD FORTUNE FOR ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING AT ROUND 12 OF THE FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Despite claiming no points from the opening MXGP race, up until the moment when he got an old track side banner caught in his rear wheel, Pauls Jonass was showing impressive speed and sitting second behind MXGP series leader Tim Gajser. Making the first of two strong starts, Jonass moved into the runner-up position by the end of the opening lap before settling into the second-place spot. Spending eight consistent laps behind Gajser, after getting a little sideways over some braking bumps Jonass went off track, which ultimately ended his race.

Putting right his opening moto mistake, the former MX2 World Champion made an impressive start to the GP’s closing MXGP race, going on to move from fifth to third during the opening lap. Pushed back to fourth, Jonas maintained a strong pace and with 15 minutes of the moto remaining moved into third. A little under 10 minutes later he moved into second and despite continued pressure from Arnaud Tonus during the closing laps Jonass maintained his composure to earn a well-deserved second-place result.

For Arminas Jasikonis the MXGP of Asia was also one of mixed results. Running as high as third in the opening moto following a strong start, he spent the majority of the race in fourth position before dropping one spot to fifth with three laps to go.

Things simply didn’t go Jasikonis’ way in the second moto. Again starting well and racing close to the front of the pack and together with teammate Jonass during the opening lap, he gradually dropped down the results having been unable to find his rhythm on the polished and in places unpredictable track surface. In placing ninth Arminas rounded out the GP in a strong sixth overall.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team now return to Europe and will next be in action at round 13 of the FIM Motocross World Championship, the MXGP of Czech Republic, on July 28.

Pauls Jonass: “There have been many positives from this GP, but I know that I should have had an overall podium result. Great starts, good speed, a really strong second moto, just my mistake in the first race that undid a lot of good work from me and the team. It was my mistake that I went off the track, but bad luck that I got some old banners stuck in my rear wheel. The race had been going really well to that point. I got a great start and felt really comfortable in second. Thankfully, I was able to come back with a strong second place result in the final moto, which is a great way to finish these two GPs in Indonesia. Overall, I feel that I have made some good progress – I’ve started to put the pieces together. My fitness is good now, I’ve improved on my starts and I’m able to race at the front for the full moto. I’m really looking forward to the final races of the championship. I want to put it all together and do my best to get strong results from the final six GPs.”

Arminas Jasikonis: “It’s been a frustrating GP for me. My qualifying race went well, the first moto went well, but I couldn’t complete things in the last race – I just didn’t feel comfortable on the track. It’s frustrating because the team did some great work and I felt like a top-six result was really possible. The positive is that my starts were good in both motos, but in the second race I just didn’t feel confident with the track surface. I’m happy to be going back to Europe and looking forward to the final GPs.”


Results – 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 12

MXGP - Overall
1. Tim Gajser (Honda) 50 points; 2. Arnaud Tonus (Yamaha) 42; 3. Jeremy Seewer (Yamaha) 38… 6. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 28; 10. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 22; 11. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 20; 15. Andero Lusbo (Husqvarna) 14…

MXGP - Race 1
1. Tim Gajser (Honda) 35:12.232 18 laps; 2. Arnaud Tonus (Yamaha) 35:15.825; 3. Jeremy Sewer (Yamaha) 35:20.781… 5. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 35:33.180; 10. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 36:53.672; 13. Andero Lusbo (Husqvarna) 36:41.949 17 laps; 15. Adam Coles (Husqvarna) 35:34.020 16 laps…

MXGP - Race 2
1. Tim Gajser (Honda) 35:33.827 18 laps; 2. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 35:37.097; 3. Arnaud Tonus (Yamaha) 35:38.034… 9. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 36:16.955; 12. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 37:01.494; 15. Andero Lusbo (Husqvarna) 36:49.247 17 laps; 16. Adam Coles (Husqvarna) 37:26.547…

MX2 - Overall
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 50 points; 2. Tom Vialle (KTM) 40; 3. Calvin Vlaanderen (Honda) 36… 7. Jed Beaton (Husqvarna) 28; 10. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 23

MX2 - Race 1
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 35:45.473 18 laps; 2. Tom Vialle (KTM) 35:56.884; 3. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 35:59.878… 4. Jed Beaton (Husqvarna) 36:02.342

MX2 - Race 2
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 34:45.752 17 laps; 2. Maxime Renaux (Yamaha) 34:49.668; 3. Calvin Vlaanderen (Honda) 34:53.639… 11. Jed Beaton (Husqvarna) 35:31.050

Championship Standings – After Round 12

MXGP
1. Tim Gajser (Honda) 538 points; 2. Jeremy Seewer (Yamaha) 365; 3. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 358… 6. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 299; 9. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 268; 16. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 132; 27. Andero Lusbo (Husqvarna) 29…

MX2
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 544 points; 2. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 466; 3. Tom Vialle (KTM) 366… 10. Jed Beaton (Husqvarna) 220; 15. Davy Pootjes (Husqvarna) 157; 19. Alvin Ostlund (Husqvarna) 104; 20. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 95…

Release from 07.07.2019

JONASS SEVENTH AT GP OF INDONESIA



The MXGP of Indonesia proved to be a tough event for Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Pauls Jonass and Arminas Jasikonis with the pair respectively placing seventh and ninth overall. Knowing that the hot and humid conditions would make the GP tougher than normal, Jonass was fortunate to finish his qualifying race following a fall on the opening lap. The heavy landing on his shoulder compromised the former MX2 World Champion’s weekend in Palembang.

Enjoying decent starts in both races but lacking power in his shoulder, Jonass was unable to push to his maximum around the rutted and jump filled man-made circuit. Battling to an eighth-place result in the first MXGP race, he went one better in race two to finish seventh having again been unable to ride at 100 per cent.

Frustratingly for Arminas Jasikonis a possible top-five result in the second moto ended when he crashed mid-race. Placing 10th in the opening moto, the tall FC 450 rider worked his way forward from 15th on lap one to 11th on lap 13. Passing Jeremy van Horebeek with two laps to go, Arminas ended the race 10th.

Looking strong in the second moto Arminas moved from seventh to fifth and looked set to earn a strong result. Frustratingly, a crash notably de-tuned him and dropped him back to an eventual 10th place.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will next be in action at round 12 of the FIM Motocross World Championship, the MXGP of Asia (Indonesia), on July 14.

Pauls Jonass: “I made a mistake in the qualification race on Saturday and crashed heavily on my shoulder, which made the whole weekend difficult for me. It’s really frustrating as I felt good on the track. I guess I was lucky it wasn’t a serious injury, but I banged my shoulder hard and that made it tough today – I didn’t have the power I needed for the ruts, braking bumps and landings from the jumps. But I did the best I could. I got a decent start in the first race then went a little wide in the second turn. After that I couldn’t push like I wanted to because of my shoulder. I made a few passes but eighth wasn’t what I wanted. Race two was similar – I couldn’t go any faster. It was a little bit of surviving, getting the most championship points possible. I’ll rest now and go again next weekend.”

Arminas Jasikonis: “It’s been another frustrating weekend for me. I really wanted to improve my confidence with some strong results here in Indonesia and I felt good on the track. But again things haven’t gone how I wanted them. I didn’t find the heat too bad and I felt good at the start of the second race. I got to fifth and I felt really comfortable there. I crashed, not a really big crash, but I hit the ground pretty hard and that put me back down the results. Some days to rest now and then I’ll give everything at the next GP.”


Results – 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 11

MXGP - Overall
1. Tim Gajser (Honda) 47 points; 2. Romain Febvre (Yamaha) 43; 3. Jeremy Seewer (Yamaha) 38… 7. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 27; 9. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 22; 11. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 20; 14. Andero Lusbo (Husqvarna) 15…

MXGP - Race 1
1. Tim Gajser (Honda) 34:36.177 21 laps; 2. Max Anstie (KTM) 34:42.309; 3. Jeremy Seewer (Yamaha) 34:45.598… 8. Pauls Jonas (Husqvarna) 35:35.113; 10. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 35:57.987; 13. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 35:30.742 20 laps; 14. Andero Lusbo (Husqvarna) 35:54.225…

MXGP - Race 2
1. Romain Febvre (Yamaha) 33:26.578 20 laps; 2. Tim Gajser (Honda) 33:29.834; 3. Glenn Coldenhoff (KTM) 33:44.750… 7. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 34:08.744; 9. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 34:41.674; 10. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 35:00.521; 13. Andero Lusbo (Husqvarna) 34:23.634

MX2 - Overall
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 47 points; 2. Tom Vialle (KTM) 42; 3. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 40… 5. Jed Beaton (Husqvarna) 32

MX2 - Race 1
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 33:40.277 20 laps; 2. Tom Vialle (KTM) 33:47.044; 3. Maxime Renaux (Yamaha) 33:54.583… 5. Jed Beaton (Husqvarna) 34:05.552; 6. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 34:16.210

MX2 - Race 2
1. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 33:51.534 20 laps; 2. Jorge Prado (KTM) 33:55.121; 3. Tom Vialle (KTM) 33:58.690… 5. Jed Beaton (Husqvarna) 34:07.551

Championship Standings – After Round 11

MXGP
1. Tim Gajser (Honda) 488 points; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 358; 3. Jeremy Sewer (Yamaha) 327… 6. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 271; 8. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 246; 17. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 112

MX2
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 494 points; 2. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 443; 3. Jago Geerts (Yamaha) 334… 10. Jed Beaton (Husqvarna) 192; 14. Davy Pootjes (Husqvarna) 157; 17. Alvin Ostlund (Husqvarna) 104; 18. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 95


Release from 23.06.2019


JONASS FOURTH OVERALL AT MXGP OF GERMANY


Successfully completing round 10 of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Pauls Jonass has earned fourth place overall result in MXGP class. Jonass overcame a challenging opening moto to finish a strong second in the final MXGP race, missing the overall podium by just one point.

In placing second in the day’s final MXGP race Jonass very much put a frustrating opening moto performance behind him having struggled with arm pump following a good start. Pushing hard around the fast and rutted track, Jonass looked poised to battle for a top-five result. But in struggling to find his rhythm, and subsequently suffering with arm pump, he dropped from seventh on lap one to 12th on lap seven before upping his speed and improving to an eventual 10th.

MXGP race two saw Jonass deliver a mistake-free ride from the drop of the gate to the chequered flag. Holding a tight line around the first turn he slotted into second, following race leader Tim Gajser closely for much of the opening lap. Fast from the off the former MX2 World Champion opened up a gap over the third-placed rider and completed the 18-lap race in second.

The GP of Germany didn’t go as Jonass’ teammate Arminas Jasikonis hoped it would. Feeing good throughout Saturday’s qualifying, in hitting the start gate in moto one and falling in the third turn he was forced to charge hard throughout the race and eventually finished 12th. The second race ended with a better result of seventh, with the tall FC 450 rider placing 10th overall.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will next be in action at round 11 of the FIM Motocross World Championship, the MXGP of Indonesia, on July 7.

Pauls Jonass: “I’m super pleased to finish as runner-up in the second moto, but also a little disappointed for myself and the team that I missed third overall by just one point. It was two very different motos for me this weekend. The first race was tough because I got arm pump. I’m not sure if I pushed too hard after a decent start, but I lost my rhythm and went backwards for most of the race to finish 10th. My speed was good during the last 10 minutes, but it was too late then. The second moto was great, really important for me to show I have the speed to be up front for a full race. I followed Gajser for a while and managed to pull a gap over third and then just stayed consistent and stayed there all race. One point from the podium is frustrating but the result is really important ahead of the fly-away races that are coming up next.”

Arminas Jasikonis: “It’s been another frustrating race day where I haven’t managed to show my qualifying speed. The rider next to me moved at the start in the first race and I went too early and hit the gate. Then I crashed in the third turn, so I was dead last. I pushed hard to come back to 12th, but it wasn’t where I wanted to be at all. The second race was better but again not what we were hoping for. I’ll re-group now and prepare for Indonesia.”



Results – 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 10

MXGP - Overall
1. Tim Gajser (Honda) 50 points; 2. Arnaud Tonus (Yamaha) 42; 3. Gautier Paulin (Yamaha) 34; 4. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 33... 10. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 23... 15. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 10…

MXGP - Race 1
1. Tim Gajser (Honda) 34:25.465 18 laps; 2. Arnaud Tonus (Yamaha) 34:31.310; 3. Jeremy Seewer (Yamaha) 34:32.354… 10. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 34:59.817... 12. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 35:11.987... 16. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 35:31.073... 22. Klemen Gercar (Husqvarna) 34:28.589 17 laps

MXGP - Race 2
1. Tim Gajser (Honda) 34:20.466 18 laps; 2. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 34:27.559; 3. Arnaud Tonus (Yamaha) 34:31.005… 7. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 34:40.537... 16. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 35:28.087... 28. Klemen Gercar (Husqvarna) 36:02.337 17 laps…

MX2 - Overall
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 50 points; 2. Tom Vialle (KTM) 42; 3. Mathys Boisrame (Honda) 36; 4. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 36... 6. Jed Beaton (Husqvarna) 31... 13. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 14... 18. Alvin Ostlund (Husqvarna) 6…

MX2 - Race 1
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 35:01.812 18 laps; 2. Tom Vialle (KTM) 35:13.426; 3. Henry Jacobi (Kawasaki) 35:21.280; 4. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 35:24.005... 6. Jed Beaton (Husqvarna) 35:27.839... 14. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 36:14.342; 15. Alvin Ostlund (Husqvarna) 36:15.089…

MX2 - Race 2
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 35:00.126 18 laps; 2. Mathys Boisrame (Honda) 35:14.481; 3. Tom Vialle (KTM) 35:16.957; 4. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 35:18.167; 5. Jed Beaton (Husqvarna) 35:20.858... 14. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 36:02.498... 21. Cyril Genot (Husqvarna) 36:38.923; 22. Enzo Toriani (Husqvarna) 36:42.016... 25. Alvin Ostlund (Husqvarna) 35:02.486 17 laps…

Championship Standings – After Round 9

MXGP
1. Tim Gajser (Honda) 441 points; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 358; 3. Jeremy Seewer (Yamaha) 289… 6. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 249... 9. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 219... 19. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 92…

MX2
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 447 points; 2. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 403; 3. Jago Geerts (Yamaha) 313… 11. Jed Beaton (Husqvarna) 160... 13. Davy Pootjes (Husqvarna) 157... 16. Alvin Ostlund (Husqvarna) 104; 17. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 95…

Release from 16.06.2019

JONASS TWELFTH OVERALL IN LATVIA



Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s MXGP class duo Pauls Jonass and Arminas Jasikonis both endured a tough Latvian GP having shown impressive speed around the Kegums circuit. Each delivering the goods in their qualifying race, with Jonass sixth having led for several laps and Jasikonis an impressive second, the pair were confident of having a positive GP having earned good start positions for today’s races.

Frustratingly, the opening MXGP moto yielded little in the way of positive results for either rider. Down in 22nd on lap one following a fall, Jonass had an eventful race as he fell again and dropped to 28th before charging his way back to 14th and going on to finally finish the race in 17th. For Jasikonis the race started well as from eighth he worked his way into a strong fifth position. Following a technical issue he was forced to bring his race to an early end.

The second and final MXGP race ended with both Jonass and Jasikonis showing what might have been were it not for their challenging opening races. Crossing the line in sixth and seventh respectively, both riders battled hard with Jonass improving from 11th on lap one to his eventual finishing position just outside of the top five. Despite struggling to gel with the Kegums track in the final moto, Jasikonis placed seventh with the pair finishing 12th and 14th overall respectively.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will next be in action at round 10 of the FIM Motocross World Championship, the MXGP of Germany, on June 23.

Pauls Jonass: “It’s been an eventful home GP for me. Highs and lows I guess you can say. I’m pleased with my speed and leading for some laps in the qualification race was great, but things didn’t go to plan in the first race today. I gave everything but I lost a lot of positions when I fell on the first lap. I crashed again while battling with Coldenhoff, and after the race I needed some stitches in my eyebrow. It was a tough one. The second race was much better, I’m pleased that the GP ended with a good result. Working my way forward with some good passes to finish just outside the top five is good. My speed is there now and I feel really good on a 450 - I’m feeling stronger and stronger on the bike with each GP, so I’m really looking forward now to putting all the pieces together during the races in the second half of the season.”

Arminas Jasikonis: “I felt really good in warm-up this morning and the first race started well, but we weren’t able to turn that good speed into the strong result we hoped for. After such a great qualifying yesterday, today has been really frustrating for everyone in the team. But that’s racing. I know my speed was good, which is really positive, and to be running right at the front of the qualification race was great. Things just didn’t work out and I struggled to find a good rhythm in the second moto.”


Results – 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 9

MXGP - Overall
1. Tim Gajser (Honda) 40 points; 2. Romain Febvre (Yamaha) 40; 3. Arnaud Tonus (Yamaha) 40… 12. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 19; 14. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 14; 15. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 13

MXGP - Race 1
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 34:02.925 17 laps; 2. Arnaud Tonus (Yamaha) 34:04.524; 3. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 34:14.984… 14. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 35:20.279; 17. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 35:26.283; 25. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 22:47.973 11 laps

MXGP - Race 2
1. Tim Gajser (Honda) 35:56:037 18 laps; 2. Romain Febvre (Yamaha) 35:58.226; 3. Jeremy Sewer (Yamaha) 35:58.775… 6. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 36:22.760; 7. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 36:26.164; 15. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 37:38.790; 25. Klemen Gercer (Husqvarna) 38:07.032 17 laps

MX2 - Overall
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 50 points; 2. Jago Geerts (Yamaha) 44; 3. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 40… 10. Jed Beaton (Husqvarna) 19; 12. Alvin Ostlund (Husqvarna) 17; 17. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 10; 24. Cyril Genot (Husqvarna) 1

MX2 - Race 1
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 34:06.293 17 laps; 2. Jago Geerts (Yamaha) 34:11.246; 3. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 34:15.522… 10. Jed Beaton (Husqvarna) 35:18.632; 11. Alvin Ostlund (Husqvarna) 35:27.459; 13. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 35:37.555; 24. Enzo Toriani (Husqvarna) 34:43.741 16 laps

MX2 - Race 2
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 35:45.289 18 laps; 2. Jago Geerts (Yamaha) 36:01.407; 3. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 36:03.237… 13. Jed Beaton (Husqvarna) 37:13.965; 14. Alvin Ostlund (Husqvarna) 37:14.191; 19. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 37:33.622;20. Cyril Genot (Husqvarna) 37:40.766

Championship Standings – After Round 9

MXGP
1. Tim Gajser (Honda) 391 points; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 358; 3. Jeremy Seewer (Yamaha) 256… 6. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 226; 10. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 186; 19. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 82

MX2
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 397 points; 2. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 367; 3. Jago Geerts (Yamaha) 301… 9. Davy Pootjes (Husqvarna) 157; 13. Jed Beaton (Husqvarna) 129; 16. Alvin Ostlund (Husqvarna) 98; 17. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 81; 27. A Forato (Husqvarna) 23;