Jorge Prado (GASGAS): GP victory after a difficult meeting / Motocross World Championship MXGP

Jorge Prado (GASGAS): GP victory after a difficult meeting / Motocross World Championship MXGP

Red Bull GASGAS star Jorge Prado made a breakthrough in the fight to defend his title in Arco di Trento after a technical meeting and crisis on Saturday. The reason for the independent bench was ridiculous.

The Arco di Trento Motocross Grand Prix in northern Italy brought some tense moments over the weekend, on Saturday’s qualifying and race day. A technical breakdown in qualifying for MXGP team Jorge Prado’s Red Bull GASGAS (23) led to many question marks on Saturday. The case can be called “Gate-Seat”.

After the Prado’s seat suddenly jumped on the finish jump early in the race, a new seat with an adhesive bench was quickly attached to the pit lane. This section also failed in the last round. Result: The king of qualifying Prado remained scoreless this time.

The result was an emergency meeting called as a matter of urgency in the stadium of De Carli’s team. Team managers around Claudio and Davide de Carli were there to solve problems, as were five-time world champion coach and driver Joel Smets from the neighboring tent, as well as off-road manager Robert Jonas from the Pierer Group and KTM consultant Heinz Kinigadner. .

Motocross project manager and Swedish GASGAS technical director Peter Tillerqvist, an icon in the motocross paddock, then examined the loose seat. As expected, the cause of the crash sounds ridiculous: According to previous information, the bracket on the rear frame of the Prado motorcycle broke, which caused the anchoring in front of the tank to loosen due to stress.

The rest of the weekend for the Spanish Arco is familiar: Prado took second place from 17th starting position out of the gate both times. For series 2 and 1 there was a GP win. Accordingly, Prado also expressed his feelings after the checkered flag in race 2 after taking his fourth Grand Prix victory in the fourth event of 2024. In addition, Arco has become more “Tim Gajser’s country” in recent years. This time too, many Slovenian fans stoked the Bengal fire again.