News 15 Jul 2020

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna extends Jasikonis MXGP contract

Lithuanian to remain part of factory team through 2021 season.

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MXGP World Championship talent Arminas Jasikonis has had his contract at Rockstar Energy Husqvarna renewed through the 2021 season to remain in the premier class for another season with the factory effort.

Next year will mark the third year of 22-year-old Jasikonis aboard the works FC 450, continuing to establish himself as a contender in the premier class of grand prix racing.

“Knowing that I will compete for Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team again for a third season is a really great feeling,” the Lithuanian said. “I’m very happy to continue on a great bike. I have so much confidence in my bike, the whole program and all members of the team, which is so important.

“The fact that everything will stay the same for me from this year to next year is a huge thing – I only need to focus on improving and preparing myself. Of course, we have to continue working hard, but I am really motivated to get the results that Husqvarna, Rockstar, Antti and the team deserve.”

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team manager Antti Pyrhonen added: “We’re really pleased to continue our relationship with Arminas. He’s super-motivated for MXGP to start again and is in really good shape. Since he joined the team he’s always been fully committed and this year things have really started to fall into place for him, which we can see in his results.

“Arminas wants to achieve more and reach higher goals and is working hard to keep learning and improving. We’re all looking forward to seeing him battle for more podium results this year and hopefully some GP wins, too. Then, with more focused training and preparation, push for even more in 2021.”

Currently enjoying the best form of his career to date, Jasikonis sits seventh in the MXGP series standings having secured a podium finish at the MXGP of the Netherlands, the second round of the 2020 championship prior to the current stoppage.