News 20 Aug 2019
Prado on the cusp of successfully defending MX2 World Championship
Perfect 1-1 scorecard at Imola allows Spaniard to stretch points lead to 130.
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jorge Prado is on the cusp of winning his second consecutive MX2 World Championship after yet another dominant performance at Imola’s MXGP on the weekend.
Prado, who missed the second round with injury, has stretched a 130-point advantage lead after winning each every moto he’s entered, while just 150 points remain on the table at the next three rounds.
“The track was a bit easier and more flowing yesterday and it was harder to find the perfect rhythm today,” said Prado. “It was tough. I was quickly into first in both motos and it was a case of good starts, good riding and moving forwards.
“Sweden [Uddevalla] is a track I really like and I won a moto there and took a podium in my first season in 2017. Hopefully we’ll do a nice race there next weekend and it will be doubly nice to get the title.”
Prado is destined to graduate to the premier class next year at 18 years of ages if he successfully claims the title, the Spaniard already signing a contract extension with KTM that will see him through the 2023 season.