Responsible for all Husqvarna Motorcycles racing activities, 39-year-old Jonas, who has worked within KTM Motorsport management since 2006, will oversee all motocross, enduro, extreme enduro and Moto3 road racing programs.
As a former motocross racer Robert Jonas has been involved in motorcycle racing for much of his life. An Austrian National Motocross Champion in 1998 and 1999, he became a KTM 125cc factory rider in 2000 while also working as a KTM two-stroke test rider. With injury curtailing his racing career, Jonas re-entered KTM in 2005 to work in the road racing department. From 2006 Robert has worked alongside KTM‰Ûªs Head of Mo-torsport Pit Beirer.
‰ÛÏAppointing Robert as Husqvarna‰Ûªs Head of Motorsport sends out a very clear message that Husqvarna is extremely serious about all of its motorsport activities, which are a strategic tool for the continued growth of the brand." Mr. Stefan Pierer, KTM AG CEO stated "He is some-one we trust implicitly and who has the experience and enthusiasm to lead Husqvarna‰Ûªs growing and vibrant motorsport department.
"Husqvarna Motorcycles is al-ready achieving racing success, and as the season pro-gresses we want to ensure it continues.‰Û