Prado and Längenfelder on their German GP + Rossi injury update

Words: Press Release | Image: Juan Pablo Acevedo

Jorge Prado dominated the 2024 MXGP of Germany with a sensational 1-1 finish, reclaiming the red plate and overall victory. While Simon Längenfelder delighted home fans with a third-place podium in MX2.

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

Simon Längenfelder delighted fans with a third-place podium finish in MX2, his first podium since round 4 in Trentino.

Marc-Antoine Rossi unfortunately sidelined through injury after painfully twisting his left knee during Saturday’s qualifying

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In front of screaming crowds, the Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing Team delivered an epic set of results, with Jorge Prado achieving a stunning 1-1 finish in MXGP to secure the overall victory, while Simon Längenfelder delighted fans with a crowd-favorite third-place podium finish in MX2.

Located just a stone’s throw from Leipzig in the east of Germany, the 1590m Teutschenthal circuit pushed riders and their machines to the absolute limit through thick, sticky, dark mud after a weekend of heavy rain. Despite these challenging conditions, both Prado and Längenfelder flew the flag for GASGAS with incredible speed and style, amassing significant championship points.

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.

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!

In MX2, home favorite Simon Längenfelder flew the flag solo for the Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing Team, with teammate Marc-Antoine Rossi sidelined on Sunday due to a knee injury. Nevertheless, Längenfelder delighted his home-race fans with an MX masterclass. After finishing second in qualifying, Simon fought hard in the first moto, battling the extreme track ruts and competitors. By lap six, he had taken the lead, showing incredible control. Despite slipping to third by lap 10, he maintained this position, finishing a significant 54 seconds ahead of Andrea Adamo. In the second race, Simon grabbed the Fox Holeshot right out of the gate, thrilling the cheering fans. He battled fiercely with top competitors, including de Wolf and Adamo, reclaiming third place by lap seven. A thrilling bar-to-bar fight with Lucas Coenen saw Längenfelder finish third, marking his first visit to the world championship podium since round four in Trentino.

Looking Ahead: the 2024 MXGP of Germany marked the first in a series of three consecutive race weekends. Next up is the MXGP of Latvia at the hard sand of the Kegums circuit on June 9th. Stay tuned!

MXGP – #1 – 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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MX2 – #516 – Simon Längenfelder:

“Home GPs can always be challenging, but this was a good one for sure! I wanted to be higher up – but I’ll take two thirds! The crowd was amazing, and I enjoyed every single lap. To be honest, every single lap the crowds were cheering, and I could hear it above the engine noise on my bike! In the later stages of race two, I was fighting with Kay – he overtook me, but I managed to stay close. He made a few mistakes too, so I just kept chasing. It’s great to be on the podium at home. The track was great after so much rain, and I’m feeling very good – so I’m looking forward to Latvia now.”

MX2 – #28 – Marc-Antoine Rossi:

“It seems that bad luck just won’t leave me alone this year, unfortunately! I woke up on Saturday morning full of energy and good vibes, but during the qualifying race, I had a crash and injured my left knee. After consulting with the team, we decided it was best for me to sit out Sunday’s race. Tomorrow, I’ll undergo medical checks in France. Fingers crossed, I hope to be back on the track as soon as possible.”