GP Reel: MXGP of Maggiora – Sunday Live Updates

MXPG Italy 2023, Maggiora Rider: Prado

Welcome to our new-brand GP Reel session coming to you from the muddy track of Maggiora, in Italy, home of the penultimate round of the MXGP World Championship. From the first and second motos reports of the day, you’ll find it all right here. Updates are posted in chronological order, so be sure to scroll down for the latest info. For more updates follow us on Twitter: @mx1onboard and for a quick-results-view you can also check the Results Sheet


SessionTime (Local time)
MX2 Race 1 12:05
MXGP Race 113:05
MX2 Race 2 15:00
MXGP Race 2 16:00


Yesterday was a big day for Alberto Forato as he took his first-ever career win in the MXGP Qualifying Race. He did in style, though, as he got caught Jorge Prado for the lead in front of his home crowd. Behind the SM-Action KTM rider, a raging battle went on between the front two riders in the Championship. Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing’s Jorge Prado got the advantage and finished second while Kawasaki Racing Team’s Romain Febvre settled for third.

In MX2, the excellent Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing’s Simon Laengenfelder displayed a clever race to win his fourth Qualifying Race of the season in front of Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team’s Jago Geerts who is really getting back to his best with the second place and Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Lucas Coenen who stayed consistent to finish third. Adamo now leads the championship by 55 points as his rival in points Liam Everts finished 17th after two crashes and outside the points spots.

However, the main storyline for today´s racing is Jorge Prado who entered the day with a huge advantage of 68 points over current runner-up Romain Febvre. The Spaniard has big chances to clinch his first MXGP title even in the first moto or at the end of the day if he collects more than 60 points than Febvre. In the MX2 class Andrea Adamo founds himself on a smiliar championship scenario.


MX2 – RACE 1

Simon Langenfelder took another moto win with a dominant performance leading every single lap from the beginning. Jago Geerts rode on a solid second place, while Andrea Adamo was obliged to settle down for third after he almost went over the bars before the finish line as he was trying to pass Geerts.

Liam Everts tried to catch Adamo but he was under Horgmo´s pressure the entire race which was a setback for the KTM rider. Meanwhile, Lucas Coenen and Rick Elzinga came in 6th and 7th respectively as they went back and forth. Thibault Benistant made his way from outside the top 10 to eight ahead of Neestan duo Kay de Wolf and Roan Van de Moosdijk.

As for the standings, Adamo now needs to score three or more points over Everts to clinch the MX2 World Title.


Image: JP Acevedo


Jorge Prado sailed the MXGP World Championship title! The Spaniard took a big moto win while Romain Febvre suffered a mechanical issue that put him out of the race. However, Prado stayed strong in the lead kept Jeremy Seewer at bay. Alberto Forato grabbed his first career top 3

Calvin Vlaanderen and Ruben Fernandez rounded the top five. On the other hand, Tim Gajser made his way to ninth place after a crash in the first turn.


MX2 – RACE 2:

Andrea Adamo becomes the new MX2 World Champion! The Italian only needed three points over Liam Everts to win the title and he clinched in style with a strong third place. The title was already on his hands before the race ended as Liam Everts went over the bars with 2 laps to go hitting the ground hard. Adamo is the sixth rider from Italy to win a World Title altogether with Michel Rinaldi, Alex Puzar, Alessio Chiodi, Antonio Cairoli, and Kiara Fontanesi in the WMX class.

As for the race action, Jago Geerts secures the overall with a second moto win over Simon Langenfelder. Kay de Wolf and Thibault Benistant rounded the top five.


Race two was a explosive one, as Prado, Febvre and Gajser came out 1-2-3 and went at it! Febvre spent 15 minutes searching, every corner, for a way by Prado but Jorge held strong until the halfway mark when Febvre and then immediately Gajser went past. Prado dropped back slightly before putting on a charge at the end to catch the duo only to go down with two laps to go, handing the overall victory to Seewer whp went 2-4 to Prado’s 1-6 as Febvre held off a determined Gajser for the moto win.

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