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Jussi Vehvilainen is one of the most successful motocross racers from Finland since the great World Champion Pekka Vehkonen. He started racing MXGP’s in the late 90’s and his big break came in 2001 when he was signed by Team CAS Honda, then the HRC Factory Honda team, finishing the season on 8th place overall finish in 250cc World Championship.
During his career Jussi has stood on the GP podium with legends such as Stefan Everts, Antonio Cairoli and Chad Reed. He was also selected to be on Team Finland for the MXoN 8 times and in 2002 & 2003 the Team finished on the podium in 3rd place. After a 10 year MXGP career Jussi raced his final season in 2007 to a 3rd place overall finish in the MX3 World Championship and to Finnish MX1 Title. Since retiring he has spent his time training up and coming riders of all levels, putting on countless training camps per year around the World.


BIO
Name: Jussi-Pekka Vehviläinen
Born: Kuopio Finland 8.12.1977
Nationality: Finnish
Residence: Siilinjärvi Finland
Profession: Motocross trainer
Family: Wife Hanna, children Julia 2001, Vilho 2011 ja Paavo 2014
Height / Weight: 174cm/ 75 kg
Favorite music: Finnish-rock
Favorite movie: Action
Hobbies: running, MTB, skiing and squash
Favorite bike: KTM 350 SX-F
Idol: Pekka Vehkonen
Best mx-memories:
• Career first GP-podium in Lierop Holland 2001
• MXoN bronze medal in Zolder Belgium 2003
• MX3 Championship bronze medal in 2007
Worst mx-memories: All the injuries

 

Career:

1989 compete first race on 80cc

1992 Finnish Junior-125 Championship 3rd (missed 2 rounds because injury)

1993 compete first season in adults- / A-class in Finland, compete first international races

1994 Finnish Supercross Championship 2 nd, compete first GP-events, first international race win in San Lucar, Spain

1995 Team Brandt Honda: Finnish Supercross Championship 2nd, first GP points on 250cc,  first time member of Team Finland for MXoN in Sverebec Slovakia on Honda CR 500cc as Team finish 8th, Supercross European-cup 8th overall

1996 Team John Van Den Berk: Injured most part of the season, 2 overall podiums in Dutch Championship on 125cc, first international Supercross win in Gent Belgium

1997 Team Suzuki Finland: Finnish Championship 125cc 3rd, first GP race top-10, Supercross European-cup 7th overall

1998 Team Brandt Honda: Finnish Championship 125cc 3rd

1999 Team Sarholz Honda: World Championship 250cc 28th, German Championship 125cc and 250cc 3rd , MXoN Indaiatuba Brasil Team Finland 11th

2000 Team Sarholz Honda: World Championship 250cc 15th, World Supercross Championship 10th, German Championship open 3rd, winner of Munchen Supercross, MXoN St Jean D’Angely Team Finland 8th

2001 Team CAS-Honda: World Championship 250cc 8th , British Championship Open 3rd, first GP podium in Lierop Holland 3rd , MXoN Namur Belgium Team Finland 10th

2002 Team CAS-Honda: World Championship 250cc 9th (missed 3 rounds because injury), MXoN Bellpuig Spain Team Finland 3rd

2003 Team CAS-Honda: injured (no GP racing), MXoN Zolder Belgium Team Finland 3rd

2004 Team CAS-Honda: injured (rode only 4 GP events), GP of Namur Belgium MX2 2nd , MXoN Lierop Holland Team Finland 6th

2005 Team CAS-Honda: injured (rode only 7 GP events), GP of Agueda Portugal MX1 3rd, career last MX1 GP in Lierop Holland 5th

2006 Team Motovision Suzuki: injured (no GP racing), MXoN Matterley Basin England Team Finland 10th

2007 Team JPV Racing Honda: World Championship MX3 3rd (missed 3 rounds because injury), Finnish Championship MX1 1st with maximum score, finished off his mx racing career

2008 Team Supermoto Finland: Finnish Supermoto Championship 4th , Scandinavian Supermoto Championship 4th , SMofNations Pleven Bulgaria Team Finland 14th, finished off his motorcycle racing career

2009 Began to run motocross-schools and organized the first JPV MX-school “tour of Finland”

 

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