Prado sweeps Loket and turns the World Cup upside down

The KTM from Lugo won the Czech Republic GP after achieving his first win of the season in the opening heat and being third in the second.

He touched her at Matterley, stroked her at Maggiora, and stood again at the gates at Oss. But Jorge Prado did not give up in his attempt and perseverance gave him his well-deserved award. At last, in Loket, in that scenario that is so popular, the Lugo player won the first victory of the season in an opening set that he dominated from start to finish. Insatiable, he returned to the podium in the second, where Gajser and Febvre went to the ground, to lead the overall tally of the grand prix and come third overall. Loket's podium was completed by Cairoli and Seewer.

The day could not have started in a better way for Prado. The KTM driver took pole, which he would later confirm with a 'holeshot'. From there, he ran away and only World Cup leader Tim Gajser could keep up with him. The race became a matter of two and the Galician was obliged to do everything well if he did not want to deprive himself of his first victory. The Slovenian from HRC waited for his moment and surprised with an attack at the last moment, but Prado resisted until the end and took the sleeve. Third place was awarded to Febvre.

The second manga kept the same script as the first, with the escape of the man 'holeshot' followed by Gajser, but this time Cairoli did not want to miss the party either. In the second round, the Italian surprised the Spaniard from the inside and snatched a first place from which he would no longer get off. Later Prado lost another position to Seewer, and Gajser went to the ground like Febvre, but both came back to scratch a few points. The Galician ran with intelligence and settled for third place, which he had to defend until the last moment from Coldenhoff.

Loket has been a before and after in the World Cup. Prado reached the appointment fifth, away from the tight fight for the noble part, and leaves third (177), on the lookout for Gajser (194), who retains his leadership and the slipstream of Cairoli (184).

The other Spanish representative of the event, José Butrón made his debut this season in the queen category with a 22nd place in the first race and got into the points in the second with a 19th. In MX2, Rubén Fernández from Vigo finished the test in seventh place by combining a fourth and seventh, and remains third in the World Championship, 14 points behind the leader, Maxime Renaux.

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