In a somewhat surprising turn of events, given the current landscape, Jason Anderson has announced that he has split from Aldon Baker. Anderson announced the news in a lengthy social-media post that goes into detail, and admits there is no way to even know whether this is the right or wrong decision.
“So, just wanted to let you guys all know that I am no longer working with Aldon, before you read it on Vital forum or somewhere else…
“I want to thank him for all the years together! From being a squirrely rookie in the 450 class, to helping me refine my skills and achieve race wins at the top of the sport! This has nothing to do with his program or anything. I believe he has a program that’s amazing and wins championships – that’s just FACTS. I know I’m going to be scrutinized for this decision, which is okay. I made this decision ’cause I need a change of pace. Needed different tracks, different gym, different cycle routes…
“I felt, in the recent year, when it came to my program and daily routine that I was just going through the motions some days, with no passion or intensity. Like I was just waking up and going to work. I don’t want that. I want to have pride in what I do! I want to be trying my butt off everyday to improve, getting sketchy at the track, trying to find that extra little 1/10th of a second. I still want to win races and put my heart into it and I’m more motivated than ever.
“Is this the wrong decision? Who knows… I’m sure you guys will have your opinions, which is okay. But, I’m more excited than ever to be racing. So, thanks to Aldon for putting up with my shit since 2014! Cheers mate!”
Following ten rounds of 2020 Monster Energy Supercross, Jason Anderson sits fifth in the premier-class series standings and has finished third at three rounds (St. Louis, Glendale and Arlington).
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Husqvarna/Simon Cudby