News 21 Feb 2019

Husqvarna formally presents 2019 MXGP squad

Jonass and Jasikonis spearhead MXGP line-up as Haarup contests select MX2 rounds.

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Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing has formally presented its squad for the 2019 MXGP World Championship, introducing its riders and look for the upcoming season.

With more than a decade of motocross competition under his belt, former MX2 world champion Pauls Jonass will graduate to the premier class in 2019 aboard Husqvarna’s FC 450 machine. Working hard to return to full fitness following knee surgery, Jonass is aiming to maximise his time on the FC 450 before the start of the all-important season-opener.

Making his debut aboard FC 450 machinery during the 2019 Internazionali d’Italia MX series, former GP podium finisher Arminas Jasikonis is set to show his full potential in the MXGP category.

In unique set-up, the team will also field Mikkel Haarup in MX2 despite being the official MXGP team, however he’ll only contest the European rounds of the series.

Enjoying a solid start to the season by placing as runner-up in the MX2 class of the Italian motocross championship, the young Dane will make his MX2 world championship debut during round two of the series at Matterley Basin in Great Britain. Husqvarna’s official MX2 team was launched earlier this week, featuring Australia’s Jed Beaton.

The 19-round 2019 MXGP World Championship will kick off with the grand prix of Patagonia in Nequen, Argentina on 3 March.