The final active weekend of the off-season was a turbulent one for Red Bull KTM, as they lost Jeffrey Herlings in Italy and Pauls Jonass crashed in a spectacular fashion in France. The latter did not escape unscathed and suffered yet another concussion, although doctors described it as a “light” one.
Although it usually takes a rider quite some time to recover from an impact like that, the KTM Factory Racing outfit have confirmed that Jonass expects to race the first FIM Motocross World Championship round next weekend. “They confirmed the rider should take rest for four to five days and the medical examinations he has had so far are satisfactory,” the statement explained. “Jonass is also expected to be fit to ride in the opening round of MX2.”
Pauls Jonass missed the final five rounds of the 2016 FIM Motocross World Championship with a concussion and enters the new season as a favourite for the title.