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Jorge Prado dominates MXGP of Spain for Red Bull GASGAS

Jorge Prado dominates MXGP of Spain for Red Bull GASGAS

Jorge Prado nailed a perfect weekend at the 2024 MXGP of Spain taking a record breaking 1-1-1-1 in practice, qualifying and both motos on the technical hard pack of intu Xanadú-Arroyomolinos.

While it’s one thing turning up at your home Grand Prix as the defending champion, it is something entirely different dominating the entire weekend from start to finish. RedBull GASGAS MXGP rider Jorge Prado did both!

  • Jorge Prado dominates his home race in Spain; finishing top in every outing on track
  • Simon Längenfelder grabs second overall with two podiums across two motos
  • Marc-Antoine Rossi continues to build speed with a top-eight overall result

Jumping off his bike the end of a 30 minute moto against the world’s elite, Jorge Prado had barely broken a sweat while putting in a true champions performance to record his 40th career win, and 81st podium. The Spanish rider led every session of the weekend, from gate to flag, continuing his brilliant masterclass of MXGP, following his win in Patagonia-Argentina two weeks ago. From timed practice, through qualifying, holeshots, and both motos; Prado kept the home crowds on their feet all weekend, showing that he was perfection personified at the Spanish weekender.

What’s more Simon Längenfelder continued his charge on the MX2 championship standings, scoring second place overall at the MXGP of Spain. Längenfelder finished second in qualifying on the Saturday, and then grabbed the Fox holeshot as well as podium placing second and third slots in motos one and two respectively on Sunday. In the first moto Längenfelder really showed his raw speed – leading for the first nine laps before slipping back into second just after the halfway marker behind eventual winner Kay de Wolf. Team mate Marc-Antoine Rossi also continues to impress by finishing inside the top ten in both motos, and securing the Best Rookie of the weekend award. In the second moto in particular, Rossi charged up the field from a lowly 21st in the second moto, to finish 10th.

Following MXGP’s 2024 flag drop on European soil, the championship now rolls out of Spain to the sands of the MXGP of Sardinia at Riola Sardo, on the 7th of April.

MXGP – #1 – Jorge Prado: “It was an amazing weekend. Winning an MXGP at any race is hard and special, but doing it at home is even more amazing. It’s not an easy weekend because you have so many commitments besides riding motocross. When I got back to the hotel each evening I think I was more tired from that than the time on the bike! I felt my riding was perfect this weekend – good speed, good starts, and perfect finishes. 1-1-1-1. Practice, qualifying, races – finishing first every time I was on track is amazing, and I’m super happy with everything I did! Bringing points home for the championship is very important, so this is a great result for the team as a whole also. I just found my flow every time I was on the bike, and I’m feeling really fit – hopefully we can just keep this momentum up for the next race. I also want to say a huge thankyou to all the fans for their support this weekend, it really has been incredible! I love this sport!”

MX2 – #516 – Simon Längenfelder: “I was feeling pretty good all weekend. For sure this is a track I like, but it is also a difficult track – it’s very easy to make mistakes and push too hard. Second in the qualifying race, and then second and third in the Sunday races, is great. The speed was definitely there for me all weekend. I was feeling strong with my riding, which is a boost to my confidence. There are so many fast riders, so if you make one small mistake you can easily slip down five or six places. Hopefully I’m showing the team what I can do – so I’m focused ahead on the next race to keep this momentum up.”

MX2 – #28 – Marc-Antoine Rossi: “I had a fantastic weekend with yet another experience under my belt! I’m really happy with how things turned out, especially finishing the qualifying race in 7th place. In both races, my starts weren’t great; in the first race, I found myself around 15th place initially but managed to climb up to 9th, showing some good lap times and sectors along the way. In the second race, I started around 20th place but, just like before, I worked my way up and finished in 19th place. Overall, I ended up in 8th place. Once again, I was the best rookie, which is really satisfying. I’m learning a lot and I can’t thank my team enough for their support and for helping me grow. Now, I’m gearing up and getting ready for round 3 in the sand!”

MXGP of Spain Results:

MXGP – Overall
1. Jorge Prado (GASGAS) 50pts
2. Tim Gasjer (Honda) 44pts
3. Romain Febvre (Kawasaki) 38pts
4. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 38pts

MXGP – Moto One
1. Jorge Prado (GASGAS)
2. Tim Gasjer (Honda)
3. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM)

MXGP – Moto Two
1. Jorge Prado (GASGAS)
2. Tim Gasjer (Honda)
3. Romain Febvre (Kawasaki)
4. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM)

Manufacturers Championship:
1. GASGAS 114pts
2. Honda 108
3. Kawasaki 94
5. KTM 77pts
8. Husqvarna 7pts

MXGP – Standings
1. Jorge Prado (GASGAS) 114pts
2. Tim Gasjer (Honda) 104pts
3. Romain Febvre (Kawasaki) 92pts
4. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 77pts

MX2 – Overall
1.Kay de Wolf (Husqvarna) 47pts
2. Simon Längenfelder (GASGAS) 42pts
3. Andrea Adamo (KTM) 40pts
4. Lucas Coenen (Husqvarna) 38pts
5. Liam Everts (KTM) 33pts
8. Marc-Antoine Rossi (GASGAS) 23pts
9. Sacha Coenen (KTM) 22pts

MX2 – Moto One
1. Kay de Wolf (Husqvarna)
2. Simon Längenfelder (GASGAS)
3. Lucas Coenen (Husqvarna)
4. Liam Everts (KTM)
6. Andrea Adamo (KTM)
9. Marc-Antoine Rossi (GASGAS)
12. Sacha Coenen (KTM)

MX2 – Moto Two
1. Andrea Adamo (KTM)
2. Kay de Wolf (Husqvarna)
3. Simon Längenfelder (GASGAS)
4. Lucas Coenen (Husqvarna)
6. Liam Everts (KTM)
8. Sacha Coenen (KTM)
10. Marc-Antoine Rossi (GASGAS)

MX2 – Standings
1. Kay de Wolf (Husqvarna) 113pts
2. Simon Längenfelder (GASGAS) 101pts
3. Andrea Adamo (KTM) 82pts
4. Lucas Coenen (Husqvarna) 75pts
7. Marc-Antoine Rossi (GASGAS) 59pts
8. Sacha Coenen (KTM) 53pts
12. Liam Everts (KTM) 41pts

Words by RedBull GASGAS MXGP – Images by Juan Pablo Acevedo