Meet the Athlete: Pauls Jonass

4 years ago | Words: Pauls Jonass | Photos: KTM Images

If you’re a follower of the FIM Motocross World Championship, the name Pauls Jonass should be a familiar one because this young talent has been dominating the MX2 class over in Europe so far this season (Jonass carries a 47-point lead heading into Belgium’s Round 14 of the 20-round series).

NAME: Pauls Jonass
AGE: 20
TEAM: Red Bull KTM
WEIGHT/HEIGHT: 71kg/178cm
KIDS: None
MUSIC: I’m easygoing with music. I can listen to everything.
MY CREW:  My Mum, Dad and two sisters.
NATIONALITY: Kalvene, Latvia

If I didn’t race dirt bikes professionally, I’d probably be…
Actually, I think I would still be studying as a student. But in saying that my dream has always been to a pro motocross racer, so I haven’t had much time to think about a life away from racing.

Three things people don’t know about me are…
1. I like fishing.
2. I love to eat.
3. I’m a pretty good cook.

The best thing about being a Red Bull KTM factory athlete is…
Having a professional team around me and of course the free Red Bull.

My most memorable race was…
My first GP win in Qatar 2017.

My fiercest rivalry is with…
Myself. I want to improve day by day and to do that I have to put the pressure on myself to perform.

If I was a series promoter, the first thing I’d do is…
Reduce general entry ticket prices for events to encourage more spectators at the races.

I escape from the grind of training and racing by…
Spending quality time with my family, fishing with mates, cooking food and laying in bed doing nothing.

I’m obsessed about…

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