Riders and Teams Arnaud Tonus

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.

Personal Profile

Arnaud Tonus
Date of birth:17-06-1991
Place of birth:Geneva, Switzerland
Height:181 cm
Weight (kg)73 kg
Marital state:In relationship
Hobbies:Mountain bike, Jet Ski, Ice Hockey

Career highlights

2019:Monster Energy Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Team
2017:12th MXGP FIM Motocross World Championship
2016:9th 250 class AMA Motocross Championship
2015:30th 250 class AMA Motocross Championship
2014:6th MX2 FIM Motocross World Championship
2013:29th MX2 FIM Motocross World Championship
2012:12th MX2 FIM Motocross World Championship
2011:5th MX2 FIM Motocross World Championship, 1st BMB MX2 Belgian Motocross Championship
2010:7th MX2 FIM Motocross World Championship
2009:16th MX2 FIM Motocross World Championship
2008:Swiss Masters Champion
2007:Swiss Junior Champion, Ricky Carmichael MX of Nations Award Winner