Team Spain has named their rider line-up for the 2018 MXoN at RedBud on October 6/7. The Motocross Commission of the Royal Spanish Motorcycling Federation has announced the three-man team that will travel to Buchanan, Michigan, USA next month.
Jose Butron will race MX1, Carlos Campano takes on the Open class and Spain’s wonder kid Jorge Prado will take on the world’s best in MX2.
Butron travels to the USA as the Spain Elite Elite MX 2011 champion and has won seven of the 12 races this season. He currently sits 22nd in the MXGP championship after missing several rounds. His stand-out performance in 2018 was at Kegums, Latvia where he scored 17 points.
Everyone who follows the Motocross World Championship will know Jorge Prado. The 17-year-old already holds the record for the most Grand Prix wins by a Spaniard and he currently tops the MX2 standings in the world championship by 24 points with only two rounds remaining.
Iker Larranaga has been injured since the Indonesian GP and will not be fit in time for the Nations so Carlos Campano steps into his boots for the Open class. Campano won the MX3 world championship in 2010 and currently races in the Brazilian Championship.
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“After considering all the possible options, it has been considered appropriate to present these pilots to the MXoN with whom we hope to obtain the best possible result,” said Antonio Alia from the RFME.