Jorge Prado gives an update after his crash at the MXGP of Maggiora

MXPG Italy 2024, Maggiora Rider:

Jorge Prado battled through a tough Maggiora weekend, securing P2 in the first moto but DNF in the second due to a crash.

Words | Press release

The Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing Team hit the halfway mark of the 2024 FIM Motocross World Championship at the iconic Maggiora track in Italy. 

With the sun shining and the track drying for the second moto, hopes were high for Prado. However, disaster struck just after the start with a huge multi-rider crash that Prado simply couldn’t avoid. Despite quickly remounting and riding with bent handlebars, Prado and the team decided to retire on lap six to prevent further injury; preparing for the upcoming races in Indonesia. Prado currently sits second in the championship standings ahead of Jeffrey Herlings, with a 37 point advantage.

MXGP – #1 – Jorge Prado:“We finished the GP of Maggiora, though not in the best way. It was a tough weekend for sure. On Saturday, it was pretty much all mud riding. During the qualifying race, I finished sixth, which was okay – I didn’t want to take any risks in those conditions. Then on Sunday, the conditions were a little better and drier, but that meant the track was pretty much a single line. For the first moto, I got out of the gate quite well, but then in the third corner, Gajser cross-rutted and came into me. He passed me there, and then we were battling pretty much for the whole moto. I caught up to him a little more at the end, and we were pretty close at the finish line. It was a good P2. During the second moto, I also had a very good start, but I went a bit wide into the second corner as I got off balance. Then the guy in front of me crashed, and though I tried to avoid him, I crashed as well. From there, it was difficult to say; there were many riders involved. I got a bit hurt, and the bike was damaged. I pulled off after a lap because I felt a little hurt, but everything seems fine. I just need to take it easy for a couple of days, and I should be okay to fight for the win in Indonesia!”

VIDEO: JORGE PRADO SECOND MOTO CRASH

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