Confirmed: Miro Sihvonen secures MXGP ride
JWR Racing is proud to announce one of their riders in their line up for 2021. The first rider to be announced is Miro Sihvonen.
Miro Sihvonen from Finland will join the team and will ride the JWR Honda in the 2021 MXGP Championship series.
Miro, who has already showed his potential in the lower classes, lives in Finland and can be one of the surprises for 2021 in the MXGP series.
The plan for 2021 is to gain experience in the MXGP series and fight for top 20 positions.
Also Miro will do some Dutch Master races in the preseason and also the Finnish and some rounds of the Swedish championship races are on the calendar.
Miro Sihvonen (Rider): “I’m really happy to get the opportunity to race for JWR racing on the Honda CRF 450R.
I have never ridden a Honda before but after the first test ride I was so impressed about the new CRF 450R that i want to go racing right away.
I am really looking forward to start working with the complete JWR Honda Racing team as I know I will be working with very good people that love the sport! I cannot wait to get going!!
Johan Westermark (JWR Honda Racing Team Owner): “We are happy to have Miro on the team. We were talking about him last year already, so he was on the short list of riders that we wanted on the team. He is talented, works hard and gives it his best. He showed very good speed in EMX before if you have been a series leader you have it, and we want to work with speed. He never gives up when he is on the track and that is something that we respect a lot.
Tonny Govers (Team Manager): We will make another step with Miro in the premier MXGP class. Our plan and goal with Miro is to fight for points in the mxgp series and to reach our goals together with the entire team.
I would also like to thank our partners who will support us again in 2021 and make things possible for the team and our riders!
Ashkan Aghili (24MX Marketing Manager): We are super proud and happy to extend our collaboration with JWR Racing. Our collaboration with JWR Racing has been important at several levels. First and the most important part is keep supporting the sport and the community and second to have JWR Racing as part of our R&D process to keep developing the best possible products for out customers.
Patrik Erlandsson (Marketing Coordinator): This rider is a good fit for the team! Now we can start the season. And to be part of the Honda family again is perfect for all of us. We will focus a lot of social-media presence and activities to support him during the championship’s series. And look for Miro in the new JWRTV episode a groundbreaking new media exposure that JWR will launch during 2021.
Team JWR is ready for the 2021 MXGP Motocross World Championship series.
Words and pic: JWR Honda