News 24 Feb 2022

Tendonitis rules Jonass out of MXGP season-opener

Standing Construct Husqvarna rider looking to return for round two.

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Pauls Jonass will miss the MXGP of Great Britain this weekend, the Standing Construct Husqvarna Factory Racing rider undergoing surgery to fix tendonitis in his arm earlier this week.

Jonass made the switch to Husqvarna in line with the Standing Construct team for 2022 and is aiming to return to racing at the championship’s second round in Italy on 6 March.

“Pauls got tendonitis in his forearm whilst testing in January,” Standing Construct Husqvarna Factory Racing team manager Tim Mathys explained.

“We immediately consulted the specialists, who were convinced that rest would solve the problem. The tendonitis got worse, unfortunately, and surgery was needed to heal the arm. We planned the surgery for the Monday after Matterley Basin’s initial date.

“There was a free weekend between Matterley Basin and Mantova, before the postponement, so the hope was that he would not miss a grand prix.

“The plan was ruined when the opening round was pushed back by a week. Although we are disappointed that Pauls cannot race this weekend, it is a long season and our goals remain the same.”

Providing sole representation for Standing Construct Husqvarna Factory Racing at the opening round of the 2022 FIM Motocross World Championship this weekend is Brian Bogers.