Pauls Jonass

Go hard or go home

Pauls Jonass performs during the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Photoshoot in Sardinia, Italy on January 19, 2016
© Juan Pablo Acevedo/KTM Images/Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Pauls Jonass. My discipline is motocross. I was born on 13 January 1997 in Kalvene, Latvia.


Pauls Jonass has been racing in the world of motocross for well over a decade. In his home country of Latvia, and throughout the Baltic states, he quickly became a dominant presence in each class he entered, rarely recording a finish off the top spot of the podium.

Jonass scored a significant victory when he brought home the 2011 FIM 85cc Junior World Championship title. Then there was his impressive run in the German ADAC Junior Cup, where – bar his debut run of the season where he finished second – he won every single moto!

In 2012, he moved up into the 125cc class and immediately demonstrated that he had the skills, experience and determination to succeed there. That July, he swiftly took second place at the EMX 125cc in Uddevalla, Sweden, and the following month took a third place finish place at the FIM Junior MX World Championship in Sevlievo, Bulgaria.

In 2013, Jonass, then riding for the Wilvo Nestaan JM Racing KTM Team, became the FIM 125cc Junior Motocross World Champion. The following year, KTM Racing signed Jonass as a factory rider for a five-year period from 2015 to the end of the 2019 season.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2016
    1. 3rd Place: FIM MX2 World Championship

      Winchester, UK

  2. 2016
    1. 3rd Place: MX2 Motocross World Championship

      Pietramurata, Italy

    2. 2nd Place: MX2 Motocross World Championship – Valkenswaard

      Valkenswaard, Netherlands

    3. 3rd Place: MX2 Motocross World Championship – Losail

      Losail, Qatar

  3. 2015
    1. 2nd Place Overall: FIM Motocross World Championship - MX2

  4. 2013
    1. FIM Junior MX World Champion - 125cc

  5. 2012
    1. 3rd Place Overall: FIM Junior MX World Championship - 125cc

  6. 2011
    1. FIM 85cc Junior Motocross World Champion