Arminas Jasikonis moved into an impressive fourth overall in the MXGP championship standings following another consistent GP performance. Although not a huge fan of the slippery Trentino circuit, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider ended the event with ninth and fifth place results.

With overtaking notoriously difficult around the slippery circuit, Jasikonis rode well in the opening moto but could move no higher than ninth, spending the entire second half of the moto just inside the top 10. Race two proved to be better for the FC 450 rider, who finished fifth to claim a well-deserved sixth overall.

An 11th place result in today’s opening MXGP moto was the highlight of round four of the MXGP World Championship for Pauls Jonass, who finished a strong seventh in his qualifying race. Starting inside the top eight in the first moto, a mistake while trying to make a pass saw him drop back to 11th. In the second moto a poor start and a fall pushed the former MX2 World Champion back to an eventual 19th place finish.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team now enjoy a five-week break from racing, returning to competition at round five of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship in Italy, the MXGP of Lombardia on May 12.

Arminas Jasikonis:“To come away from this GP sixth overall and now also up to fourth in the championship is great. It’s certainly not one of my favourite tracks, being so slippery and hard to pass makes it really difficult, so I’m really happy with my results, and also my riding this weekend. In the first race it was just difficult for me to make passes. I managed to improve a few places during the early laps, my riding was ok, but once I got into ninth I couldn’t get any further ahead. Not the best result but also not a disaster. The second race was better. I was further ahead from the start but again it was tough to make passes. But it was a good way to finish the GP. So far things have been very positive – I’ve finished inside the top 10 in all motos we’ve had. Some results have been better than others, but the consistency has been there, which is good. There’s still a long way to go but fourth in the championship is very positive.”

Pauls Jonass:“I guess it’s been a mixed weekend for me, not really what I’d hoped for. Timed training and my qualification race went well, but today’s races weren’t what I’d hoped for. I got a pretty good start in the opening race but then I made a mistake trying to pass Shaun Simpson. It’s hard to pass here so I got 11th. I didn’t get a great start in the second moto and then I fell, so that was that really. I wanted to be inside the top 10 but I couldn’t make it happen in race two. In terms of results, or course I want more, to be finishing higher. But if I take the positives from these first GPs in the MXGP class it’s that I’ve learned a lot. I will work hard during the break we have now and push hard to make the next steps in the MXGP class.”

Results – 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 4

MXGP – Overall
1. Tim Gajser (Honda) 50; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 44; 3. Gautier Paulin (Yamaha) 40… 6. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 28; 15. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 12; 16. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 11

MXGP – Race 1
1. Tim Gajser (Honda) 19 laps 34:13.822; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 34:14.903; 3. Gautier Paulin (Yamaha) 35:07.741… 9. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 35:27.144; 11. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 35:36.912; 15. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 35:51.935; 26. Artem Guryey (Husqvarna) 18 laps 35:55.738; 27. Klemen Gercar (Husqvarna) 34:57.616

MXGP – Race 2
1. Tim Gajser (Honda) 19 laps 34:11.454; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 34:35.759; 3. Gautier Paulin (Yamaha) 35:04.787… 5. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 35:10.166; 16. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 18 laps 34:20:867; 19. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 34:38.227; 25. Artem Guryev (Husqvarna) 35:47.205; Klemen Gercar (Husqvarna) 36:03.179

MX2 – Overall
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 50pts; 2. Jago Geerts (Yamaha) 44; 3. Tom Vialle (KTM) 35… 5. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 34; 12. Jed Beaton (Husqvarna) 17; 16. Davey Pootjes (Husqvarna) 11; 17. Alvin Östlund (Husqvarna) 9

MX2 – Race 1
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 19 laps, 35:17.013; 2. Jago Geerts (Yamaha) 35:29.138; 3. Tom Vialle (KTM) 35:31.143… 5. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 35:50.315; 12. Jed Beaton (Husqvarna) 36:09.935; 18. Alvin Östlund (Husqvarna) 36:29.355; 21. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 37:01.830; 29. Enzo Toriani (Husqvarna) 18 laps 35:33.563; 30. Hampus Kahrle (Husqvarna) 35:35.175

MX2 – Race 2
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 19 laps, 34:49.733; 2. Jago Geerts (Yamaha) 34:52.595; 3. Ben Watson (Yamaha) 34:56.026; 4. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 34:59.120…10. Davey Pootjes (Husqvarna) 35:37.133; 13. Jed Beaton (Husqvarna) 35:52.461; 15. Alvin Östlund (Husqvarna) 36:01.278; 23. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 36:41.382; 25. Joakim Furbetta (Husqvarna) 18 laps 34:58.320; 29. Enzo Toriani (Husqvarna) 35:04.139

Championship Standings – After Round 4

MXGP
1. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 191pts; 2. Tim Gajser (Honda) 175; 3. Gautier Paulin (Yamaha) 142… 4. Arminas Jasikonis (Husqvarna) 120… 11. Pauls Jonass (Husqvarna) 67… 18. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 35

MX2
1. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 170; 2. Jorge Prado (KTM) 150; 3. Henry Jacobi (Kawasaki) 147… 10. Davy Pootjes (Husqvarna) 76; 13. Jed Beaton (Husqvarna) 54; 14. Alvin Ostlund (Husqvarna) 44; 19. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 33; 20. Alberto Forato (Husqvarna) 23; 32. Mikkel Haarup (Husqvarna) 1; 34. Joakim Furbetta (Husqvarna) 1