News 1 Oct 2020

Recovering Jasikonis awake and cleared of further injuries

MXGP star makes immense improvements following Lombardia crash.

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Rockstar Energy Husqvarna has announced that MXGP team rider Arminas Jasikonis’ condition is improving, woken from the medically-induced coma that he was placed in on Sunday following Lombardia.

Still hospitalized in Cremona, Italy, Jasikonis was quickly able to recognize and speak with his family, as well as the medical staff around him both in Lithuanian and English.

In relieving news from Husqvarna, Jasikonis can also move his body unaided, is in no pain and despite being understandably tired, is thankfully over the worst of his injury and can soon start his rehabilitation.

“Honestly, I have never been so happy to comment on one of my riders,” Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP team manager Antti Pyrhonen said. “To be able to say that AJ is okay, that he is going to be okay, it’s a kind of miracle.

“These last few days since his accident have been so, so emotionally draining for everyone close to AJ and just the worst of times. When he woke, when we realised that he could talk, that he could move all of his arms and legs, that he was in no pain and had no other injuries, it’s still almost impossible to put into words how incredible that feeling was.

“Of course, AJ still has some way to go before he is fully recovered and understandably he is still very tired, but the worst is now behind him and he can soon start his recovery.

“Again, I want to say a sincere thank you to every single person who had AJ in their thoughts during the last few days, to the overwhelming support and positivity we received from the MXGP paddock and the global motocross community.

“I want to thank everyone at Husqvarna Motorcycles in Austria, to Robert Jonas and Heinz Kinigadner and also to our team owner Kimi [Raikkonen], who immediately started organising many things behind the scenes. Everyone in the team is hugely thankful for this positive outcome and so, so relieved that AJ will be okay.”

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team has extended their thanks to all of the medical staff and to those from around the world that expressed overwhelming support for him during the last few days.