MADRID, 17 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) –
This Sunday, the Galician rider Jorge Prado was proclaimed world champion of MXGP, the premier category of motocross, after winning the first round of the Italian Grand Prix, held in Maggiora, and becomes the first Spaniard to win the title. the category.
Prado has led the championship since March 11, when the season started in Argentina, and this Sunday he mathematically achieved the title after winning a first round in which he was worth second and after taking advantage of an error by Frenchman Romain Febvre , its main rival.
The Frenchman suffered a fall trying to pass one of his rivals and broke his Kawasaki in the incident; That break prevented Prado from having to wait for the last test in Great Britain. The second round was a formality, with Febvre overtaking the Galician.
“It is the happiest day of my life, I have worked since I was very little looking for this goal. The road has been hard and the wait for this year has been long, but we have achieved it and I have to be very grateful to my family, who have given me helped from the beginning and to the fans that support me so much. A dream come true!”, expressed Prado.
The man from Lugo was the youngest world champion in history, after winning the 65 cc title in 2011 at just ten years old, and also the youngest European champion, doing so at the age of fourteen. Later, he took the podium in his first World Cup Grand Prix when he was only fifteen years old.
In 2019, at the age of 18, they forced him to change categories because he had already won the two MX2 world titles allowed. Currently, in his fourth year in the premier category, he is already world number one.