News 21 Jan 2024

GasGas confirms Prado for Anaheim 2 Triple Crown weekend

Staying for a fourth appearance in Supercross next weekend.

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MXGP world champion Jorge Prado will continue to gain experience in American Supercross for an additional round after confirming that he’s going to remain in California for Anaheim 2’s Triple Crown next weekend.

Prado, 23, is currently 10th in the 450SX standings after going 13-7-11 across the opening three rounds, including a heat race win in San Francisco.

However, the rain-affected conditions of round two and last night’s third round in San Diego have limited his proper Monster Energy Supercross Championship experience, prompting the Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing Team rider to extend his commitment to complete the month of January.

“I’m excited for three main events next weekend in the Triple Crown at A2 as I would like to at least be able to make one holeshot and enjoy that format of racing!” the highly-rated Spaniard revealed post-race. “Today was another good experience.

“It was again not too easy after getting a bad start in the main event… I think the jump out of the gate was okay, but I got a lot of wheel spin, which sent me backward and meant I was one of the last to the first corner.

“My opening laps weren’t great, and then I got confused with the blue flags and let the riders who I was battling with by me, which was a pity. It is what it is, I can improve with my opening lap intensity.”

Prado has been widely-tipped to be heading to the US full-time in 2025, currently in a hybrid deal between his Red Bull GasGas grand prix team and the Troy Lee Designs-operated AMA Supercross team alongside regular duo Justin Barcia and Ryder DiFrancesco.