Prado on a tough season but still taking third in MXGP

After a tough year on a new bike followed by injury and yet more Covid, Jorge Prado still managed to take third overall in the MXGP world championship despite never being able to show his full potential for the majority of the season.

Prado said: “It was a positive season for me. I am happy to take a medal home! I had a good battle in that second moto, so that was a nice way to end the year. I am starting to feel a lot more like myself again, after my sickness. I had the most holeshots this season, so thank you to my team.”

Then adding on social media: “It’s been a year of endless work. Where a shoulder injury confined me and took me away from a GP. Again infected with Covid. A year where we developed a completely new bike with the goal of reaching the top. This 2022 we take the bronze el 10 podiums and 16 Holeshots. Thanks to my personal sponsor for believing in me @redbullesp @camino_xacobeo @greenlandmx_shop Thank you to every member of my team who has worked hard every day to improve the bike @wp_suspension @gasgasfactoryracing_mxgp 

“Thanks so much to my partner 🖤 for following my c i love like my family. Thank you to my grandparents for always giving me the love and support I need. And lastly, thank you 🙏🏻 to each and every one of you for every message of encouragement, for every ticket you buy at every GP and for so much support. I’m so lucky to have you guys. We closed the World 🌍 Championship of @mxgp but we have a very special test in which I represent my nation; Spain 🇪🇸 @rfme_oficial Let’s go for MXON! See you in the USA.”

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