Arminas Jasikonis has signed an extension with Husqvarna that will keep the Lithuanian rider with the team through 2021. Below is the official announcement.
Ahead of the restart of the 2020 FIM MXGP World Championship, Husqvarna Motorcycles is pleased to announce that Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing have extended their contract with Arminas Jasikonis. The Lithuanian rider is set to remain with the team for a third year, through to the close of 2021. Jasikonis, who first stepped into MXGP racing in 2016, will continue to compete in the MXGP category on Husqvarna FC 450 machinery under the watchful eye of team manager Antti Pyrhönen.
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.
Using the imposed downtime to return home to Lithuania, the 22-year-old maintained his training programme to ensure no loss of fitness. Stepping back into competition at the recent round two of the Czech National motocross series in Kaplice, Arminas secured a 1-1 result.
Together with his team, Arminas is currently preparing for the first of three consecutive MXGP events in Latvia that will mark the August restart of the 2020 MXGP World Championship.
Arminas Jasikonis (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing): “Knowing that I will compete for Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team again, for a third season, is a really great feeling. I’m very happy to continue on a great bike. I have so much confidence in my bike, the whole programme 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.”
Antti Pyrhönen (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP Team Manager): “We are 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 has 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 are 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.”
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