Jorge Prado on winning the MXGP of Germany: “Tim and Jeffrey were always right behind me”

MXPG Germany 2024, Teutschenthal Rider:

Jorge Prado achieved a stunning 1-1 finish at Teutschenthal to secure the overall victory as well as retake the red plate and the MXGP championship lead.

Determined to bounce back after a challenging weekend in France, Jorge Prado proved his mettle. The reigning champ dominated from the start, battling bar-to-bar with rival Glenn Coldenhoff and taking the lead in the first moto, maintaining it throughout the 18-lap race. This victory set the tone for the day. Improved conditions in the second moto further played into Prado’s hands. Known as the “King of the Holeshot,” Prado scored his ninth holeshot of the season, leading from the start with a full-gas wheelie. He expertly managed the race, holding off intense pressure from Jeffrey Herlings and Tim Gajser to cross the finish line four seconds ahead.

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With back-to-back victories at Teutschenthal, Prado not only claimed the overall win at the MXGP of Germany but also regained the prestigious red plate, symbolizing his position as the championship leader. This result marks his sixth overall win from eight rounds and his tenth race win of the season. Prado made it all look incredibly easy, even when it wasn’t!

Jorge Prado: “It was a perfect weekend. I felt great all weekend long – the bike was great, and I enjoyed the track. We had so much rain on Saturday that track conditions were actually quite tough. It was easy to make mistakes; Tim and Jeffrey were always right behind me, so I couldn’t afford any errors. I worked on my starts and just tried to push to the end of the race. I’m super happy and want to give a big thank you to the whole Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing Team. The championship lead is back, and the red plate is back! Latvia next – let’s get some good sand riding done there!”

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