Arnaud Tonus

Arnaud Tonus is an enormous talent renowned for his smooth and distinctive riding style. The twenty-seven-year-old Swiss rider hotly contested the 2014 FIM MX2 World Championship onboard a YZ250F before a shoulder injury deflated his hopes of a world title. After spending a couple of years racing in the United States of America, Tonus returned to Europe and ‘home’ to the blue family in 2017 where he was the cat among the pigeons in the 2017 FIM MXGP World Championship. Running the lowest number in the class, number ‘4’, Tonus managed to make a podium appearance at round five which he followed up with his maiden Qualifying Heat win in Russia, and an exhilarating GP race win in front of his home crowd in Switzerland.

In 2018, Tonus injured both shoulders in two different incidents in the off-season, and underwent a double shoulder reconstruction, which meant he was sidelined for the entire 2018 MXGP season. After taking the advised time to make a fully recovery, the Swiss rider hopes to redeem himself with a top-five result in the 2019 FIM MXGP World Championship.