Pauls Jonass on the gas at MXGP round 13 on his way to sixth overall

Getting stronger and stronger with each passing round of MXGP, Standing Construct GASGAS Factory Racing’s Pauls Jonass is unlocking just what we know he can do, with the Latvian delivering consistently solid results, re-discovering his early race intensity, and bringing his sheer speed to each and every GP. At the MXGP of Spain, Jonass was on the gas all day and if not for a race two crash, may well have found himself in the fight for the overall podium. Brian Bogers also impressed in Spain, especially in race two, with the Dutchman battling up front on his way to securing ninth overall.

Pauls Jonass: “Overall it has been a really good weekend in Spain. My riding was good, my bike was good, and I finally found that intensity that I needed in the early part of the races. I had the second fastest lap time in race two, so I know I have the speed and if it wasn’t for a little tip over early on in that second race then I know it could have been better. I feel like everything is really coming together now and I’m going to Italy aiming for the podium.”

Also enjoying a positive day under the Spanish sunshine was Pauls’ Standing Construct GASGAS Factory Racing teammate Brian Bogers. A very capable sand rider, the Dutchman enjoyed racing at the hardpack intu Xanadu circuit with an opening-moto 13th setting himself up nicely for a top-10 overall result.

Shortly after the gate dropped for race two, Brian made a number of quick passes, including a move on Antonio Cairoli, to slot into fourth place. Looking incredibly comfortable up front, the 25-year-old hung tough, charged to the end, and secured his sixth-place finish in the moto. After collecting another hard-fought points haul with his ninth-place overall result, Bogers now finds himself knocking on the door for a place inside the top 10 of the MXGP World Championship.

Brian Bogers: “All day I felt great on my bike, and I had a good feeling on the track from the moment I went out for qualifying. Unfortunately, my start in race one wasn’t the best and I was struggling for around 20 minutes, but in the last 10 I felt really comfortable which gave a me good feeling for race two. My start wasn’t the best in the second moto either, but I managed to pass a lot of riders in the first few corners and rode a solid race to finish sixth. I was really happy with that one and now I’m much closer to the top 10 in the series so overall, it’s been a really positive day for me and the team.”

Standing Construct GASGAS Factory Racing and DIGA Procross GASGAS Factory Racing will next be in FIM Motocross World Championship action at the MXGP of Trentino, round 14 of the series, on October 24.

Results – 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 13

MXGP – Overall
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 45pts
2. Jorge Prado (KTM) 42
3. Tim Gajser (Honda) 40
6. Pauls Jonass (GASGAS) 31
9. Brian Bogers (GASGAS) 23

MXGP – Race 1
1. Romain Febvre (Kawasaki)
2. Jorge Prado (KTM)
3. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM)
6. Pauls Jonass (GASGAS)
13. Brian Bogers (GASGAS)

MXGP – Race 2
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM)
2. Tim Gajser (Honda)
3. Jorge Prado (KTM)
5. Pauls Jonass (GASGAS)
6. Brian Bogers (GASGAS)

Championship Standings – After Round 13

1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 505pts
2. Romain Febvre (Kawasaki) 493
3. Tim Gajser (Honda) 490
7. Pauls Jonass (GASGAS) 352
11. Brian Bogers (GASGAS) 209

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