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Jorge Prado satisfied with quality pre-season outing in Spain

Red Bull GasGas star grabs second.

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Jorge Prado of the Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing squad gave his loyal Spanish fans plenty to scream about earlier today – he competed in his first race of the year on home soil. This was quite literally home soil too! The track that hosted the round of the Spanish national series is located in Prado’s hometown, Lugo, and actually named after the GASGAS star. Countless fans travelled to the spectacular venue, in order to witness history.


Words: Press Release | Lead Image: GasGas/Juan Pablo Acevedo


The fans got exactly what they wanted in the first moto; Prado used the power within his MC 450F to rip a clear holeshot and sprinted away from the field in the laps that followed. There was just no catching ’61’ – he was an unstoppable force and eventually won with an advantage of over a minute! It was a brilliant way to open another term in GASGAS colours.

The second stint was not quite as straightforward for the Spanish star. Although he took yet another holeshot, once again showcasing how capable his MC 450F is, he struggled with the backmarkers whilst in an intense fight for the lead. Prado had to settle for second in both the moto and overall classification, but was tied on points with the rider in first at the end of the weekend.

Jorge Prado: “It was great to be able to race in my hometown for the very first time. It was quite emotional. The atmosphere was incredible and more than five thousand fans came to watch! I was P1 in the first moto. I had a good start and had a lead of one minute by the end. The second moto was more of a battle! [Ruben] Fernandez started just behind me. We were fighting for a couple of laps and then he pulled away. I was struggling with the backmarkers a lot. I made another push at the end and got close, but I could not make that final pass. It was a good weekend. I feel like we are at a good point right now. I am happy.”

The 2023 FIM Motocross World Championship will fire into life in just two weeks – the superb track in Patagonia-Argentina awaits! Jorge Prado is going to put the finishing touches on his pre-season preparation in the coming days, before making the long trip to South America with his teammates.

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Federico Tuani comes close to scoring points in Trentino Europe

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Federico Tuani of the AIT Racing team came close to score points in the fourth round of the MX2 World Championship in Arco di Trento. Tuani finished twenty-first in the first moto and rode inside the top fifteen for a long time in the second moto until his chain broke and he was forced to retire.

Tuani did not get off to a good start in the first heat, but the riding went well and he also managed to set good lap times. In the end he fell just short of scoring a point and finished twenty-first.

After a good start in the second heat, he was riding in thirteenth position in the beginning. He managed to stay in the top fifteen until the middle of the race, but then fatigue started to set in. Tuani persevered but eventually had to leave the race due to a broken chain.

In qualifying for the EMX250 class, Xavier Cazal was unable to find his rhythm. He tried several times to put a fast lap together but despite his efforts he could not get further than a twenty-first time. This meant that he was a reserve for the heats. Unfortunately he was not allowed to participate in the first heat, but this was the case in the second heat. Cazal managed to cross the finish line in twenty-sixth place in the second moto.

There was also a large turnout in the EMX125 class. Venicslav Toshev managed to set a twenty-seventh time in his group, which was not enough for qualification. Despite this disappointment, Toshev stays positive and he will again strive to achieve a good result in Markelo this Sunday.

This Sunday, several riders from the AIT Racing team will compete in the final of the Dutch Masters of Motocross in Markelo.

Photocredits – Fullspectrum Media

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Dive into the MXGP of Spain with a new episode of the Behind the Gate series

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In this episode we can see a deep analysis on Jorge Prado career so far with a special focus on his home GP in Madrid where all the Spanish fans supported him with a lot of passion.

In addition we’ve spent some time with the RedBull GASGAS Factory Racing Team and his manager Davide De Carli to discover the secret of such a successful team together with Simon Langenfelder and the new talent Marc-Antoine Rossi.

Last but not least we have also some special quote from another Spanish talent, Daniela Guillen that smashed the WMX class at the MXGP of Spain in front of her fans.

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Tim Gajser – The Italian Job | 2024 MXGP Round 3&4 Sardinia, Trentino

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Welcome back to the channel! A double header this week with Sardinia & Trentino back-to-back for Round 3&4 of the MXGP series. Come along with us to Italy as we race in some of the most beautiful places in the World!

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