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October 28 (21:42)

Arminas Jasikonis has spoken out about his recovery for the first time. Fortunately, it sounds as though everything is moving in a positive direction.

For people asking how is AJ. I’m doing great, enjoying my life for the second time and not wasting it! I’m more than thankful first of all, Italian medical crew for doing good job, my team for doing everything they can and for supporting me day and night, of course every single person for supporting me, stickers on bikes, all support things and all messages I have seen most of them and I super appreciate it and am super thankful! I’m going through all rehabs and all, I’m feeling well and better everyday but of course many things need go better and I’m doing my 100% because I’m super motivated to go back to my normal trainings and of course back to racing.”

October 01 (14:52)

Husqvarna Motorcycles would like to report positive news regarding Arminas Jasikonis’ condition following his crash at the MXGP of Lombardia.

Admitted to hospital in Cremona, Italy, on Sunday, September 27, Arminas woke from his medically induced coma on Wednesday, September 30 and was quickly able to recognise and talk with his family and the exceptional medical staff around him, both in Lithuanian and English.

AJ can also move his body unaided, is in no pain and despite being understandably tired is thankfully over the worst of his injury and can soon start his rehabilitation.

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing extend their thanks to all of the medical staff that have cared for AJ, and to those from around the world that expressed overwhelming support for him during the last few days.

Antti Pyrhönen – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP Team Manager: “Honestly, I have never been so happy to comment on one of my riders. To be able to say that AJ is ok, that he is going to be ok, it’s a kind of miracle. These last few days since his accident have been so, so emotionally draining for everyone close to AJ, and just the worst of times. When he woke, when we realised that he could talk, that he could move all of his arms and legs, that he was in no pain and had no other injuries, it’s still almost impossible to put into words how incredible that feeling was.

“Of course, AJ still has some way to go before he is fully recovered, and understandably he is still very tired, but the worst is now behind him and he can soon start his recovery. Again, I want to say a sincere thank you to every single person who had AJ in their thoughts during the last few days, to the overwhelming support and positivity we received from the MXGP paddock and the global motocross community. Especially I want to thank everyone at Husqvarna Motorcycles in Austria and the entire motorsports family there, to Robert Jonas and Heinz Kinigadner and also to our team owner Kimi, who immediately started organising many things behind the scenes. Everyone in the team is hugely thankful for this positive outcome and so, so relieved that AJ will be ok.”



Ray Archer

September 28 (13:37)

Following Arminas Jasikonis’ admittance to hospital on Sunday afternoon, September 27, during the second MXGP race at the MXGP of Lombardia, Mantova, Italy, Husqvarna Motorcycles would like to issue the following update on AJ’s condition.

Taken to hospital in Cremona, Italy, Arminas was diagnosed as having a traumatic brain injury and, as is routine procedure with injuries of this type, placed in a medically induced coma in order to stabilise his situation.

Due to the serious nature of injuries of this kind, AJ remains in a coma and is receiving ongoing specialist care.

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing would like to thank all medical staff that have assisted Arminas as well as the numerous well-wishers both from within the MXGP paddock and the wider motorcycle community.

Antti Pyrhönen (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP Team Manager): “This is a very serious situation for Arminas and a very difficult time for his family and all involved in the team. After AJ was flown to hospital on Sunday night, he was placed in a medically induced coma because of the trauma he suffered to his brain. Really, there is not much else to say at this time – this is the situation, a situation that is very serious and difficult for everyone, and now we have to wait and stay positive. He has the best medical care around him, and we are in close contact with both the specialists at the hospital here in Italy but also in Innsbruck, Austria. Thank you to everyone who has expressed their concerns and wishes AJ all the best.”

Words: Press Release | Lead Image: Ray Archer


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