Prado frustrated with Sunday in Latvia

Yet another round of the 2023 FIM Motocross World Championship is sat in the rear-view mirror and Jorge Prado of the Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing team continues to lead the championship aboard his MC 450F. Mattia Guadagnini and Simon Langenfelder missed the Grand Prix of Latvia as they are working towards full fitness after the injuries that they suffered recently.

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It was a thrilling weekend of racing at the rugged circuit of Kegums, as unpredictable weather ensured that the riders and teams were put to the test. Prado used the power within his MC 450F to take the holeshot in moto one and then led thirteen of the seventeen laps, before eventually settling for second. Yet another holeshot helped him lead three more laps en route to third place in moto two. 2-3 scores put him in second overall at the Grand Prix of Latvia and ensured that the red plate will remain on his Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing steed. Fifteen points is his advantage in the championship standings.

Jorge Prado: “The weekend was okay, but not too special. I felt better on Saturday than I did today. I had a great chance in the first moto, but I was not riding free. The championship is long and there are positives that I can take from the weekend, so we will focus on those and keep on working.”

The Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing squad will continue their bid for the MXGP title at the next round of the 2023 FIM Motocross World Championship, the Grand Prix of Germany, on June 11. The historic venue of Teutschenthal will host that event.

Image: Juan Pablo Acevedo

Words: Gas Gas