Eight months after a crash that necessitated a pharmacological coma, Arminas Jasikonis has announced he will return to MXGP at Matterley Basin.

The Rockstar Husqvarna rider has opted to miss the opening round in Russia but went 18-10 yesterday at Ernee in France as part of his warm-up.

“Eight months ago I had big crash and I was thrown to medically induced coma for three days. So, here we are back to the races,” he said.

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“We are nowhere near to our goals, but I’m just so happy to be racing. I mean the day didn’t go smooth, in warm up I had quite big crash and my wrist and right side of pelvis was quite hit, so race was not most nice felling, but we loved it.

“Saying from all my heart thanks to my team, family and all people for staying with me in those bad days. We start from here. Not racing Russia GP, we start from the UK GP. Let’s put hard work till then.”

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