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Sur Le GASGAS – Jorge Prado Shows Impressive Pace at Ernee

Sur Le GASGAS – Jorge Prado Shows Impressive Pace at Ernee


Words: Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing, Images: Juan Pablo Acevedo

The Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing squad travelled into the Motocross of Nations in Ernee, France, with MXGP World Champion, Jorge Prado, in tow, plus Simon Längenfelder. The duo were set to compete for Team Spain and Team Germany respectively, with the full support of the race team.

Jorge Prado took a customary holeshot in front of the massive crowd at Ernee.

• Jorge Prado ‘wows’ fans with brilliant first moto.
• Simon Längenfelder takes fourth, with Germany.
• Prado leads Spain to seventh in overall classification.

It was the first moto where Jorge Prado really shined aboard his MC 450F. Taking the early lead, he locked into an incredible battle that had the thousands of fans on their feet. Prado eventually took second, thanks in part to some difficult backmarkers, and turned his attention to the final moto of the event and season, where he took fourth. 2-4 scores meant that he was a single point shy of the overall in the MXGP division and led Team Spain to seventh in the final classification. A superb end to a brilliant season.

Jorge Prado: “This was a great way to end the 2023 season with the Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing team. It was great to race without the championship pressure – I had a lot of fun in front of the massive crowd. Thank you to everyone in my corner for a great season, where we achieved a lot. Now let’s look ahead to 2024.”

Jorge Prado pushed home favourite Romain Febvre all the way in the opening moto on Sunday!

For Simon Längenfelder, racing against the bigger bikes proved to be an almighty challenge and one that he tackled well. The first moto was brilliant – he logged a rather impressive charge to fourteenth. Charging was a necessity in moto two, as he was the victim of a terrible start and had to charge from twenty-eighth to eleventh. It was an incredibly impressive effort and one that massively helped Team Germany get fourth overall. Längenfelder was fifth in the individual MX2 overall classification.

Simon Langenfelder showed a lot of pace at Ernee, nearly winning the MX2 Qualifying heat and helping Team Germany to 4th overall.

Simon Längenfelder: “What a crazy race! I am really pleased with my second moto, but I would have liked better starts against the 450F riders. Fourth is a great result for Team Germany, but a podium would’ve been amazing. We can work for that in 2024.”

Just like that, a successful campaign is over. Jorge Prado gave the Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing squad plenty to cheer about during his run towards the MXGP crown – he was just brilliant on his MC 450F. All at GASGAS Factory Racing would like to thank the riders and team for their commitment to the 2023 FIM Motocross World Championship.

Red Bull GASGAS rider Mattia Guadagnini was too injured to race for Team Italy, but still showed his full support for his nation!

MXGP/MX2 – Moto One

1. Romain Febvre (Kawasaki)
2. Jorge Prado (GASGAS)
3. Ken Roczen (Suzuki)
14. Simon Längenfelder (GASGAS)

MX2/Open – Moto Two

1. Maxime Renaux (Yamaha)
2. Tom Vialle (KTM)
3. Liam Everts (KTM)
11. Simon Längenfelder (GASGAS)

MXGP/Open – Moto Two

1. Jett Lawrence (Honda)
2. Ken Roczen (Suzuki)
3. Maxime Renaux (Yamaha)
4. Jorge Prado (GASGAS)

Nations – Overall

1. Team France 14pts
2. Team Australia 34pts
3. Team Italy 43pts
4. Team Germany 47pts
7. Team Spain 59pts