News 24 Oct 2020

Positive COVID-19 test rules Prado out of Lommel 3

Red Bull KTM premier class rookie Prado tests positive for coronavirus.

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Spanish rookie Jorge Prado has been ruled out of the Lommel 3 round of the 2020 MXGP World Championship after testing positive to COVID-19.

After winning on Wednesday, the Red Bull KTM rider will miss tomorrow’s 15th round of the season as he recovers from the coronavirus.

“As usual, last Wednesday before the race we made the tests for COVID,” 19-year-old Prado explained. “Today I received the results and I am positive for COVID-19.

“I feel very frustrated not being able to race tomorrow because my job as a professional was to take maximum precautions at all times. My only routine has been to go to training, to the track to compete and then back home keeping myself in a bubble, just as I was asked.

“Unfortunately, we don’t know so much about this virus that I don’t even have the minimum idea how or when I could get it. I hope to receive a negative test soon to be back racing.”

According to a statement released by KTM, all other team members within the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team have returned negative results. Prado is currently third in the MXGP standings with four rounds remaining.