Confirmed: Gebben Van Venrooy Racing 2022 MXGP rider line up
After a long and exciting 2021 MXGP World Championship, the Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing team are quickly turning their attentions to the 2022 season. The season is scheduled to get underway in the UK at Matterley Basin on the 19th and 20th of February. It means a short turn around and less of a winter preparation than normal, but the team are excited to get the new season underway.
Heading into the 2022 season, the team are delighted to announce that Calvin Vlaanderen will be staying with the team in what will be his third year under the team’s awning. Joining Vlaanderen in what will be a very strong line up will be Lithuanian talent, Arminas Jasikonis. Vlaanderen has agreed a one-year contract extension with the team while Jasikonis has also inked a one-year deal.
Jasikonis has been a full factory rider representing Husqvarna in the MXGP paddock the past three years and the team are delighted to welcome him to the Yamaha family and are looking forward to the 24-year-old reaching his full potential.
Calvin Vlaanderen: I’m very happy to be continuing my relationship with Gebben Van Venrooy Racing for the 2022 season. We have grown a lot as a team in the last two seasons and I expect nothing less for next season. Although we are a small team, we work really well together, and I believe we have the full package to do well. My plan is to put in a solid off season this winter preparing with the team and to come out next year fighting for podiums.
Arminas Jasikonis: After a long time of waiting, we can come out with the official news. It’s been a stressful time because all is so late, but I’m really grateful to be riding for this team. I’m super motivated for next year and it’s a really warm feeling that the team is so motivated and working so much with everything. This gives me confidence to say that we will do great things next year. I’ve rode the Yamaha and I haven’t been riding since the last GP but the feeling was really really nice. I rode straight away at a sandy and bumpy track, but the bike felt really stable and really listening to me.
Klaas Haatem (Gebben Van Venrooy Racing – Team Manager): I am happy and delighted with the rider line up for the 2022 MXGP season. Calvin Vlaanderen has extended his contract and is entering his third season with the Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha team. New to the team is Arminas Jasikonis. Despite their young age, both riders already have the necessary experience on the 450cc bike. I am very confident that we will surprise with the current package in 2022 and look forward to the season ahead.
Words: Press Release