Th Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP team of Pauls Jonass and Arminas Jasikonis have shown off their new look while 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.
Antti Pyrhönen – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP Team Manager, said: “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.”
Photos by Bavo Swijgers/ Husqvarna images.