Prado on Arco – a tough weekend

Jorge Prado made a rare mistake while out front after a holeshot in race two at Arco that ended his chances of a second moto win and meant another points loss to Tim Gajser in the championship who went 1-1.

Prado though, still made the podium with a 3-4 but he was frustrated with that costly error in race two, leaving him 33 points behind Tim Gajser in the championship after five rounds.

“It was a tough weekend for me,” admitted the Spaniard. “I didn’t show very good speed in the time practice but then once the gate dropped, with my starts I could get my rhythm and I was happy with that, we worked on the bike to find the setting to be competitive, so the team did a great job to figure out how to be as close as possible to perfect.

“Two races, two difficult races, first race I was stuck behind Glenn and Tim in the first laps, they pulled away but, in the end, I came back to Glenn, but I couldn’t pass him. In the second race, I knew again I couldn’t throw it in the first corner and that start was also good, so I passed Tim and thought ok, but then I stalled the bike, so it was a pity. I thought it could have been a good race because I was feeling recovered, but I stalled the bike, so many guys passed me, and I just couldn’t pass anybody back.

“I was behind Maxime the whole race and then I saw he passed Jeremy, I tried to do the same, but I couldn’t. It was a tough weekend, but it was nice to have the fans back and the fans from Tim”.

Image: Juan Pablo Acevedo