Jorge Prado makes history with a double in the MXGP of Spain

The native of Lugo won both races of the home grand prix in Xanadú and relaunches his options for the title of world champion in the queen class of motocross.


Xanadú's appointment was one of those that Jorge Prado had marked in red on his calendar. The Motocross World Cup was returning to Spain and Lugo, despite the fact that the race was held without the support of its public due to the coronavirus crisis, it commanded with incredible authority to add its first plenary session in the highest category.

In the first round, the KTM rider took control from the first corner, proving once again to be one of the best masters of the starting gear. The advantage that the rookie was accumulating favored the triumph, since it avoided the wars that were forming behind. When the advantage was wide enough after the push at the start, in which neither Romain Febvre (Kawasaki) and nor Tim Gajser (Honda), second and third at the finish respectively, could continue, the 61 minimized risks to secure his third partial victory. with the 450cc. "A first round that I pushed from the first minutes and now to rest and think about the second," Prado said after the first race.

And in the second the script was repeated. Or it could be said that Prado made it happen again, although his pursuers changed. Tim Gajser launched himself with all the possible rhythm to avoid a new ride from the debutant, but he could not keep up with the Spanish, launched for his second victory at home, the fourth of the season that also puts him fully back in the world title fight

The championship now travels towards a triplet in Lommel, the Belgian hell of motocross, where Prado runs with ease, while it is not one of the favorite circuits of the Slovenian Gajser, leader of the contest with 441 points. Second is Cairoli with 417, third the Swiss Jeremy Seewer with 396 and fourth with 391, fifty points behind the leader (two races), Jorge Prado.

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