Troy Lee Designs Factory GasGas rider Jorge Prado grabbed a second overall at this weekends opening FIM MXGP round at Matterley Basin.
Jorge Prado showed exactly what the MC 450F can do in the two premier class moto’s, he stormed to the holeshot line first each time. Struggling with his rhythm in the first moto, he eventually settled into fourth and turned attention to the second moto where he felt much more at home on the tricky circuit.
Prado was in an entertaining fight for the win in moto two and claimed it after leading thirteen of the fourteen laps. A 4-1 scorecard put him in second overall at the Grand Prix of Great Britain.
“Today was a great day! It’s a perfect to start the season on the podium.” said Prado. “I felt a bit rusty in the first moto and did not really have a good rhythm in the beginning.”
“The last two laps were good, so I knew that the second moto would be a bit better. I felt more relaxed. The start was important here, because the sun was very low. I was running a good pace after the start – I knew I had a chance and could not throw it away. I pushed as hard as possible and won the moto, so I am very happy. I feel good.”