Arnaud Tonus Announces Retirement

Another top MXGP rider has announced they are stepping away from racing. Swiss rider Arnaud Tonus announced on Instagram on Thursday that he is retiring from professional motocross, effective immediately.

Most American fans will remember Tonus’ brief stint racing in the U.S. with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. While injuries and illness derailed much of his time in America, Tonus did capture 12 top ten finishes between Supercross and Pro Motocross before returning to Europe in 2017.

The 30-year-old was a top rider in the FIM Motocross World Championship for over a decade and spent 2021 riding for the Hostettler Yamaha team competing in select MXGP rounds and the Swiss Motocross Championship.

Time for me to move away and begin a new chapter, I don’t really have the words, when you have been in the motocross world since four years old it’s pretty much all you know. I’m forever grateful for what the sport made me experience and the love for it will never go away! I really want to thank you guys for the love and support and truly mean it.

Main image: Yamaha

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