Scritto giovedì 27 Settembre 2018 alle 13:41.


Brutta notizia per lo spettacolo e purtroppo per Pauls Jonass, dopo la caduta in turchia e aver lesionato il ginocchio, Pauls ha continuato a girare e correre per provare a riconfermarsi Campione del Mondo MX2, purtroppo dopo una visita specialistica il verdetto è questo, necessita di un intervento chirurgico e lo metterà fuori da subito, così l’ultima possibilità per il titolo svanisce!

Auguriamo a Jonass il meglio e un rapido reupero per vederlo in 450 la prossima stagione!

Sotto il suo messaggio su IG:

Pauls Jonass: Sfortunatamente, la mia stagione è finita prima di quanto volevamo. Dopo l’incidente in Turchia, il mio ginocchio era tutto incasinato, ma io e il mio team abbiamo deciso di sfondare e non rinunciare al titolo nonostante il dolore torturante. La parte sul dolore riassume abbastanza bene Assen.
Intervenuti velocemente ieri, quando ho avuto un intervento chirurgico al ginocchio. Grandi dottori e un ottimo lavoro è stato fatto. Grande applauso alle persone nella struttura di Ortema👍🏼
Ovviamente, non correrò a Imola questo weekend. Odio lasciar perdere i miei fan, ma, se mai dovessi andare là fuori e fare ciò che amo di più, un paio di gambe sane torneranno utili😅
Tanto amore a tutti per le belle parole, torneremo nel 2019💪🏼



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Unfortunately, my season came to an end sooner than we wanted it to. After the crash in Turkey my knee was all messed up, but my team and I decided to push through and not give up the title yet despite the torturing pain. The part about pain pretty much sums up Assen for me. Fast forward to yesterday, when I had a surgery in my knee. Great doctors and a great job done. Huge shout out to the people at the Ortema facility👍🏼 Obviously, I will not be racing in Imola this weekend. I hate to let my fans down, but, if I ever want to go out there and do what I love most, a healthy pair of legs will come in handy😅 Much love to everyone for the kind words, we’ll be back in 2019💪🏼

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The 21 year old Latvian was advised to have a reparative procedure on his right ACL in the wake of his crash at the Grand Prix of Turkey earlier this month. Jonass decided to race with painkillers at the Grand Prix of the Netherlands two weeks ago to revive his chances of defending the MX2 crown on the KTM 250 SX-F.

Despite his efforts to take the MX2 title fight to the last of the twenty rounds and forty motos this year, Pauls was regrettably forced to have the operation. He travelled to the renowned Ortema facility in Stuttgart and was under the supervision of Dr Jorg Richter as the partially torn ACL was fixed without the need for a full reconstruction on Wednesday.

He is expected to leave the clinic in Germany by the end of the week. He will begin the process of rehabilitation and look towards a debut term in MXGP in 2019.

Jonass“After Turkey I had some tough times. The doctors actually told me not to race any more this year but I didn’t want to give up on the title so easily. I raced in Assen with a lot of pain and so went to see the doctor again afterwards and they said surgery was necessary. We came to Germany and had the operation yesterday here at Ortema and I’m very grateful for the work done by Dr Richter. The ACL was not completely torn but it was badly damaged. It is a pity to miss Imola but health comes first and I’m still young and want to think about the future. The focus now goes on my rehab and to think about getting back on the bike as soon as possible to prepare for MXGP.”

Dirk Gruebel, Team Manager“This is obviously disappointing news for Pauls and the guys but the writing was on the wall when we learned the extent of his knee problem in the days after Turkey. Credit to him for pushing through a difficult grand prix at Assen and for wanting to fight for that number one plate until the end. The season had some big highs and some tricky moments for him but his determination stayed the same throughout. I’d like to thank the great work done by the Ortema Clinic: their support and professionalism really shone through. We hope and expect Pauls’ recovery to go well, and we’d also like to congratulate Jorge for an outstanding year. The MX2 title is staying in the KTM family for a good reason.”

Pauls’ absence from Imola this weekend means that teammate Jorge Prado is confirmed as the 2018 MX2 FIM World Champion in just his second term in the Red Bull KTM Factory team. Following on from Jonass, the Spaniard is the eighth different rider to have earned MX2 success with KTM in fifteen years.