Updated MXGP of Russia Entry List – Pre-Race Injury Report

Arminas Jasikonis

Arminas Jasikonis

So it’s finally go time for MXGP. The best of the best are set to go head-to-head this coming weekend at the Russian circuit of Orlyonok.

Even better, it appears that all the top contenders are healthy – other than I have a question mark over Tony Cairoli (is that just me?). But in recent days, we have seen more than a handful of riders removed from the entry list. Let’s briefly examine some of the guys that will be missing at round one of the FIM Motocross World Championship…

Arminas Jasikonis is not yet ready to make his return to the FIM Motocross World Championship after recovering from his severe injuries sustained late September last season at the Grand Prix of Lombardia.

The big Lithuanian made his return to competition last weekend at the French Elite, where he delivered solid results, including a top-10 finish in the second moto. But despite that success, both he and the team have no desire to rush his return to MXGP.

Mitch Evans has not yet fully recovered from a wrist injury, so he is out for the season opener.

Brian Bogers – a factory GASGAS rider in 2021 – has recently undergone surgery to try and resolve tendonitis in his arm.

Speaking of GASGAS, Alberto Forato has stepped up to the MXGP this season. It’s a bold move from the Italian, but the SM Action Racing pilot isn’t injury-free. Three weeks ago, Forato sustained an anterior cruciate break and a microfracture of the tibial in a crash while training. Although he is back on the bike, it looks like he’ll be missing from the gate in Russia.

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Beta factory man Jimmy Clochet is no longer on the entry list. We haven’t spotted any injury issues, so this one is a mystery to us.

Team Honda SR Motoblouz’s Benoit Paturel is out of the Russian GP. It appears he could be suffering from lingering Covid. His team wrote on social media that Paturel had been “affected by the Covid a few weeks ago”. The Frenchman received the green light from doctors to race at Ernee last weekend, and although he completed the first moto, he elected to retire from the event. The team says Paturel was hospitalised for observation as a precaution.

And lastly, Hardi Roosiorg, Enzo Toriani and Josh Gilbert will be missing. Gilbert continues his long recovery from ACL surgery, but he told TMX that things are going well and is now back on the bike.

Expect to see him back on the gate at either Foxhill or Hawkstone and all being well back to Grand Prix action in time for Matterley Basin.

Hardi Roosiorg (Sahkar Racing) has no visa for Russia and will likely miss Matterley Basin due to a date clash with the Estonian Championship.

Frenchman Enzo Toriani will miss several rounds after a training crash left the 22-year-old with a fracture of the fifth metatarsal and multiple talus fractures that had to be operated on immediately.

One additional name on the MXGP entry list is Russian #555 Artem Guryev.


JK Racing Yamaha’s Gerard Kongos, Davy Pootjes, Auwera Vander, Julian Vander Auwera (the team aren’t travelling to Russia), Enzo Toriani, Gerard Congost (he will start his GP campaign in England) and Briton Taylor Hammal are all missing from the updated MX2 entry list.

Initially, there were logistical issues for Bike It MTX Kawasaki’s Hammal, which meant he would not be racing in Russia. However, he sustained a broken finger at the third round of the British motocross championship last weekend and will very likely miss MXGB’s round four. He is now in a race for fitness for Matterley Basin.

Despite some reports that suggested otherwise, injured Jago Geerts will line up on the Orlyonok gate for the MXGP of Russia after positive feedback from his physiotherapist.

On the official entry list for Russia, Conrad Mewse is shown to have the #2 plate. We have spoken with Conrad and can confirm that this is a mistake, and he will race his #426.

MXGP Entry List - 2021 MXGP of Russia

No.SurnameFirst NameBrandNat.Fed.Team
3FebvreRomainKawasakiFRAFFMMonster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team
4TonusArnaudYamahaSUIFMShostettler Yamaha Racing
10VlaanderenCalvinYamahaNEDKNMVGebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing
18BrylyakovVsevolodHondaRUSMFRJWR Racing
19OlsenThomas KjerHusqvarnaDENDMURockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
22StrijbosKevinYamahaBELFMBGebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing
29JacobiHenryHondaGERDMSBJM Honda Racing
32Van doninckBrentYamahaBELFMBGebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing
41JonassPaulsGASGASLATLAMSFStanding Construct GASGAS Factory Racing Team
43EvansMitchellHondaAUSMATeam HRC
61PradoJorgeKTMESPRFMERed Bull KTM Factory Racing
77LupinoAlessandroKTMITAFMIMRT Racing Team KTM
84HerlingsJeffreyKTMNEDKNMVRed Bull KTM Factory Racing
91SeewerJeremyYamahaSUIFMSMonster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP
128MonticelliIvoKawasakiITAFMIMonster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team
147SihvonenMiroHondaFINSMLJWR Racing
161OstlundAlvinYamahaSWESVEMOJK Racing Yamaha
183LocurcioLorenzoKTMVENFMVJD GUNNEX KTM Racing Team
222CairoliAntonioKTMITAFMIRed Bull KTM Factory Racing
243GajserTimHondaSLOAMZSTeam HRC
259ColdenhoffGlennYamahaNEDKNMVMonster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP
811SterryAdamKTMGBRACUHitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee
911TixierJordiKTMFRAFFMJT911 KTM racing team
919WatsonBenYamahaGBRACUMonster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP

MX2 Entry List - 2021 MXGP of Russia

No.SurnameFirst NameBrandNat.Fed.Team
11HaarupMikkelKawasakiDENDMUF&H Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team
14BeatonJedHusqvarnaAUSMARockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
20ToddWilsonKawasakiAUSMABike it MTX Kawasaki
28VialleTomKTMFRAFFMRed Bull KTM Factory Racing
39Van De MoosdijkRoanKawasakiNEDKNMVF&H Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team
70FernandezRubenHondaESPRFMEHonda 114 Motorsports
74de WolfKayHusqvarnaNEDKNMVRockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
87BrumannKevinYamahaSUIFMSiXS MXGP Team
93GeertsJagoYamahaBELFMBMonster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team
101GuadagniniMattiaKTMITAFMIRed Bull KTM Factory Racing
118RubiniStephenHondaFRAFFMHonda Racing Assomotor
172BoisrameMathysKawasakiFRAFFMF&H Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team
198BenistantThibaultYamahaFRAFFMMonster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team
224TeresakJakubKTMCZEACCRJD GUNNEX KTM Racing Team
313PolakPetrYamahaCZEACCRhostettler Yamaha Racing
426MewseConradKTMGBRACUHitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee
711HoferReneKTMAUTAMFRed Bull KTM Factory Racing
766SandnerMichaelKTMAUTAMFRaths Motorsports
912RizziJoelHondaGBRFFMHonda 114 Motorsports
959RenauxMaximeYamahaFRAFFMMonster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team

2021 MXGP of Russia Timetable

(Local Times)

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