(GasGas) Jorge Prado has been the class of the MXGP pack since the first round of the 2023 FIM Motocross World Championship and cemented that position earlier on – he was crowned world champion with three motos to spare. The championship was the first for GASGAS’ MC 450F. Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing finished the historic day with another double podium.

MXGP – Standings
1. Jorge Prado (GASGAS) 890pts
2. Romain Febvre (Kawasaki) 807pts
3. Jeremy Seewer (Yamaha) 719pts

Jorge Prado clinched his world title via a brilliant victory in the first moto in Italy – the power within his MC 450F helped him jump into the early lead and he controlled proceedings from that point on. A minor fall in the second moto robbed him off the overall victory – he eventually ended sixth and lost the win via a tiebreak – but the grand prize was firmly within his grasp. 10 pole positions, 219 laps led, 16 Grand Prix podiums and 14 moto wins underline the dominant campaign that resulted in him being crowned champion. The statistics that Prado compiled will become a benchmark for years to come.

There is a single fixture left on the 2023 FIM Motocross World Championship calendar. The Grand Prix of Great Britain, round nineteen, will be held on September 24.

Jorge Prado: “I am so happy! It is a pity about that mistake in the second moto, but I am the new world champion. So much hard work has gone into this, from myself and the team, and I knew that I could make this happen. I have held the red plate since round one – I cannot ask for anything better. This is a dream.” (source: gasgas)

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