As always, the first round of the FIM Motocross World Championship served up a dramatic day of action with our GASGAS Factory Racing riders experiencing both the highs, and lows, of top-flight motocross racing! After a severely damaged fuel tank forced him out of the opening MXGP moto, Standing Construct’s Pauls Jonass bounced back like the true champ he is to claim third in the second MXGP race.
Pauls’ first moto was frustratingly over before it really started. A first turn crash severely damaged his fuel tank and after pulling into pit lane, it was decided it was safest not to continue and to regroup for race two. Thankfully, in moto two a tight line around the first turn saw him right at the sharp end of the race, where he stayed! Battling with Romain Febvre during the early laps, Pauls kept himself out of trouble, put together lap-after-lap of consistent riding, and opened his 2021 MXGP campaign with a third-place finish.
Pauls Jonass: “It was so nice to be back in the paddock and racing again. My first time on the GASGAS and it was both really good and, well, not so good! Unfortunately, in the first race I crashed in the first corner, which damaged my fuel tank and the bike lost fuel. I pulled into the pits, and we decided it wasn’t safe to continue. Not a great start but then in race two it all came together. My GASGAS is awesome off the metal start grate so I started up front and just rode a mistake free race. I could have pushed a little harder, but it’s only round one and the track was a little on the sketchy side, so I played it safe. Round one done, one podium, and now onto Matterley Basin in a couple of weeks.”

Standing Construct GASGAS Factory Racing will continue his FIM Motocross World Championship campaign on June 27 at the MXGP of Great Britain.

Results Grand Prix Russia:
1 Tim Gajser 50 Pnt
2 Jeffrey Herlings 40 Pnt
3 Romain Febvre 37 Pnt
4 Alessandro Lupino 34 Pnt
5 Jeremy Seewer 31 Pnt
8 Pauls Jonass 20 Pnt

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