Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing had an exciting day in the energy-sapping sand of Riola Sardo, with Prado making the return to MXGP from injury.
Just over two weeks on from the crash that left him with a dislocated shoulder, Jorge Prado picked up right where he left off and put his MC 450F onto the box! Shadowing the championship leader for much of moto one, he ran the pace comfortably before settling for third and turning attention to moto two.
Prado got on the gas to take yet another holeshot in that moto and eventually hit the finish in third place for a second time. That very consistent 3-3 scorecard put him second in the overall classification and helped him edge closer to the top three in the championship standings.
“It is so good to be racing on my MC 450F. I took it a little easy on Saturday, but I saw that I was riding quite well and that really motivated me.” said Prado. “Finishing second overall is a great way to return to the MXGP class! I am going to keep working now and go for it in the upcoming rounds. The championship is still alive.”