News 9 Feb 2022

Standing Construct takes charge of Husqvarna MXGP effort

Nestaan still operating brand's factory MX2 championship outfit.

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Standing Construct will move to operate the Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP team for 2022, bringing across its line-up of Pauls Jonass and Brian Bogers from GasGas.

The move follows the announcement that the De Carli team will be operating the factory GasGas MXGP program and will notably see the Husqvarna brand represented without Rockstar Energy backing.

“We are really proud that we have the confidence of Husqvarna Motorcycles to officially represent the brand in MXGP,” Standing Construct Husqvarna Factory Racing team manager Tim Mathys explained. “As they are one of the pioneers of off-road bikes with such a great history and reputation, it’s a really exciting new chapter for the team.

“We have enjoyed a great two years running the GasGas program in MXGP and I think we did a good job with winning an MXGP round and getting several podiums, but now being responsible to represent Husqvarna in the biggest motocross championship in the world is another huge honour.

“With Pauls Jonass and Brian Bogers, we have two riders who have proven to be able to ride inside top five in MXGP and, with their age, I think the extra experience from the past season will make them even stronger in 2022. Both riders feel very comfortable within the team and we are very happy with their professionalism, so that’s a good base to keep working from.

“We will keep the same crew for the new season. Everyone is very experienced and they have all been working together for many years. With Wim van Hoof overseeing the team I am convinced we have one of the most capable teams in the paddock so I look forward to 2022 with lots of confidence.”

While Husqvarna’s MXGP program has seen a change of management for 2022, the brand’s factory MX2 squad will still be operated by the Nestaan organisation.