MXGP of Spain 2024: Highlights & Results

MXPG Spain 2024, Arroyomolinos Rider: Prado

Red Plate Holders Prado and de Wolf continue their streaks at the first European GP. Meanwhile, Daniela Guillen hits first by winning the WMX Class opening round.

It was a day with plenty of cheers and joy for the Spanish crowd at the second round of the MXGP World Championship in Intu-Xanadu, Arroyomolinos, as local hero and current champion Jorge Prado swept every session of the weekend en route to his second win for the season. The Red Bull GasGas rider won the Qualifying Race on Saturday and then both motos on Sunday, each with a wire-to-wire performance.

Prado´s win has given him a 10 points clear advantage over Gajser. Also, this is the 40th GP win for the Spaniard which means he surpassed five-time champ Eric Geboers for the seventh place of the all-time winner’s list.

Tim Gajser landed on the second spot of the box once again. In Argentina, the Honda rider won two out of three races, but this weekend in Spain he went 2-2-2 with nothing to offer against Prado´s perfection. Kawasaki´s Romain Febvre filled the podium (4-3) after trading the top three spot with KTM´s Jeffrey Herlings (3-4)

Maxime Renaux finished 5th in the first race but wasn´t able to compete in Race 2 due to his ankle injury which was sore enough. This is a huge setback for the Yamaha rider as he has dropped to ninth in the standings, 51 points behind Prado.

In the MX2 class, Neestan Husqvarna´s Kay de Wolf extended the points lead over Langenfelder thanks to another GP win. This time the Dutchman was a man on a mission winning the Qualifying Race and then Sunday´s first race. However, current champ Andrea Adamo bounces back in the second moto to take his first race win of the season after being 6th. Adamo finished 3rd overall behind a solid Langenfelder in 2nd via 2-3.

HIGHLIGHTS

Full results here

Prado wasn´t the only Spaniard rider at the top of the podium, as Daniela Guillem from RFME GasGas, kicked off the WMX season with a perfect 1-1 score. She dominated the first moto and then won the second one but under the heavy pressure of Lotte Van Drunen (2-2). Lynn Valk rounded the podium. Her third podium since the last two rounds in 2023.

Daniela Guillen went 1-1 for her second career win and the first in front on her home crowd – Image: JP Acevedo

On the other hand, reigning champ Courtney Duncan on her F&H Racing debut, had a difficult day. Third on Saturday’s first moto, things went backward due to a crash early on in the second race, which resulted in a mechanical issue finishing 3-20 for 9th overall in the day, 28 points behind Guillen.

Race 1 WMX Highlights

Race 2 WMX Highlights

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