DATE OF BIRTH
GP TOP 3
DATE OF BIRTH
GP TOP 3
Pauls Jonass (born on January 13 in Aizpute) is a Latvian motocross racer. He is the first Latvian who has earned the MX2 World Champion title, doing so in the season of 2017.
A multi-time champion of the Baltic States, two-time World Junior Champion (85cc and 125cc), and EMX125 Champion in 2013.
At the age of 18 Pauls secured a spot in the KTM Factory Racing Team for the next five years. In 2015 Pauls earned the 2nd place overall and was the leader of the series half of the season. During the season of 2016, Jonass was forced to miss almost half of the races due to a serious head injury that cost him the valuable points of the championship, leaving the youngster in the 5th place overall. However, in 2017 he finally emerged victorious and gained his first MX2 World Champion title.
- Place of birth: Aizpute
- Current residence: Kalvene
- Nickname: Bonis, Paulski
- Height: 177cm
- Weight: 74kg
- First bike: LEM
- Current bike: Husqvarna
- Favorite track: Agueda (Portugal)
- 2006 – Estonian champion & 3rd place in Latvian championship (65cc).
- 2007 – Latvian and Estonian champion (65cc) 2nd place in European championship, stage of the Netherlands (65cc).
- 2008 – 4th place in European championship (65cc). Won in both Danish and Latvian stages.
- 2009 – 2nd place in Latvian championship (85cc).
- 2010 – 4th place in European championship Polish and Lithuanian stages (85cc). 4th place in World Junior Championship (85cc). 1st place in motocross series “Superkauss”.
- 2011 – World Junior Champion and ADAC MX Masters champion (85cc). 2nd place in European championship Polish stage (85cc). Estonian supercross champion in MX2 class.
- 2012 – 3rd place in World Junior Championship (125cc). 5th place in European championship overall (125cc).
- 2013 – World Junior Champion and EMX125 champion(125cc).
- 2014 – Debuted in the MX2 World Championship series.
- 2015 – 2nd place in MX2 World Championship; was the leader half of the season.
- 2016 – Due to a head injury Pauls was forced to miss half of the season and ended up in the 5th place.
- 2017 – MX2 World Champion.
- 2018 – 2nd place in MX2 World Championship; was the leader half of the season.
- 2019 – Debuted in the MXGP World Championship series, ending the season in 6th place.