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Prado Takes Germany With 1-1

Prado Takes Germany With 1-1

Jun 2

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Red Bull GasGas rider Jorge Prado has won yet another Grand Prix (his sixth of the season) in 2024, with a 1-1 performance and while Tim Gajser and Jeffrey Herlings were looking strong, they couldn’t deal with the power of the defending World MXGP champion, Gajser finishing with 3-2 and Herlings 2-3.

Prado also regained the red plate as the World championship points are now Jorge Prado 402pts, Tim Gajser 400pts and Jeffrey Herlings 336pts.

Jorge Prado: It was a perfect weekend. I felt good all weekend, but yesterday was tough with the rain and it was easy to make mistake in the second moto with Tim and Jeffrey behind me. I am super happy and thanks to GasGas for the support and we have the red plate back. It was overall perfect weekend. Got back to hard pack and normal conditions. Good starts and not much to say, just happy with another win. Latvia next, which is a good track for me.

Tim Gajser: First race I am disappointed. I had a good start and couldn't make a pass and then got arm pump and it was survival. Second one a solid start and I passed Jeffrey, but the lappers were difficult. Riding was good and happy to be on the podium. Looking forward to Latvia.

Jeffrey Herlings: The lapped riders, they are battling on their own, then Tim passed me and I couldn't pass a lapper and then I was on the back wheel of Tim and two lappers wouldn't let me pass. I have left this place in the back of an ambulance, so happy to leave here okay and happy for the day.

MXGP Moto Two

Prado with the lead ahead of Herlings, Seewer, Gajser, Vlaanderen, Coldenhoff, Paturel, Bogers, Ostlund and Gilbert 10th. Prado a small mistake but kept first place, and Gajser moved into third place after passing Vlaanderen. Jonass out of the race after a crash on lap one.

Herlings not letting Prado get away and looking for the GP win and Gajser doing the same. This could be interesting. Herlings looking very sharp early, which hasn’t been the case this year in the early laps. Seewer a mistake and dropped from fifth to go to 10th. Gajser a mistake as he nearly collided with Herlings in a corner and lost time.

Prado though already three seconds ahead of the two five-time World champions and the World champion clocked a super quick sector to get even further away. Gajser all over Herlings, which will make life difficult for the Dutchman. Prado a lap time two seconds quicker than the other two, but then Herlings and Gajser do a lap quicker than the lead and the gap was just 2.6 seconds.

Herlings getting slightly away from Gajser and that might help his momentum. The gap was 3.4 seconds on lap three, so Prado has it under control. Prado looking in complete control as the two older former champions again struggle to stay with him.

Five laps in and the lead was 3.6 seconds as Herlings gets further away from Gajser in third and Herlings starting to look like he might be finding his mid-race charging speed. Both Herlings and Gajser again a lap quicker than the leader, but the gap remains around four seconds.

Suddenly the gap was just 2.8 seconds and Herlings and Gajser were closing the gap to Prado. Is this finally a moment the two can catch and pass the red plate man? 2.3 seconds on lap seven and we might be seeing another momentum change. Lap eight and it was just two seconds, yes, “The Bullet” is coming!!!!

Herlings now just 1.7 behind Prado. Is the Spaniard playing, or did Herlings finally get a start to put himself in a position to get a GP win? 1.5 seconds and the gap closes on each corner. Gajser also coming closer as Vlaanderen was 14 seconds back in fourth. Herlings finally building some confidence!!

Just a second in it on lap nine and Herlings is right on the back wheel of Prado. Herlings all over Prado and putting a lot of pressure on. Herlings a mistake and nearly went off the bike, and the gap was 1.3 seconds. How good to see these three legends going for it.

Gajser now putting pressure on Herlings as this race heats up a little more. Prado now 2.3 seconds ahead and maybe he was playing with the two legends. Gajser looking the fastest of the three, but can’t get into second just yet. Gajser moved into second and maybe Herlings needs a second wind. The lead was now three second, but Gajser was the hunter.

Prado looking like he is really pushing and Gajser got away from Herlings. Six minutes remaining plus two, but the battle now is Prado and Gajser. The gap was suddenly 1.6 and Gajser was looking very comfortable.Can he take win number five at this circuit?

Herlings some 6.6 seconds off the two leaders. Lap 13 and the gap was 1.3 seconds between Prado and Gajser. Prado having to work really hard to keep his lead, but until now doing it well. Gajser all over the back wheel of Prado as both pushing to their limits. Prado still wins the GP if Gajser moves into first and the podium would be Prado, Gajser and Herlings. Prado really controlling the race well as he makes the gap a little bigger.

Lap 14 and the gap was more than two seconds. Then the lead was 2.8 and Prado seems to have gone enough to win this GP with 1-1, but still three laps remaining. Has Prado been playing with them the whole time?

Gajser big problems with the lapped riders, and the gap was 3.6 seconds. Prado can’t be beaten is seems now. Herlings 10 seconds back in third, then Vlaanderen, Coldenhoff, Seewer, Paturel, Koch, Guillod and Bogers. Lap 15 and the lead was 5.2 seconds.

Prado win the moto and the GP, Gajser second in the moto and second in the GP and Herlings third in the moto and third in the GP. The two legends just can't stop this Spaniards charge towards possibly his fourth World title.

MXGP - Grand Prix Race 2 - Classification

1. Jorge Prado (ESP, GASGAS), 35:36.969; 2. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), +0:03.329; 3. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:07.378; 4. Calvin Vlaanderen (NED, Yamaha), +0:41.166; 5. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, Fantic), +0:49.615; 6. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Kawasaki), +0:54.007; 7. Benoit Paturel (FRA, Yamaha), +1:11.756; 8. Tom Koch (GER, KTM), +1:19.029; 9. Valentin Guillod (SUI, Honda), +1:24.930; 10. Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, Husqvarna), +1:26.354; 11. Brian Bogers (NED, Fantic), +1:27.356; 12. Cornelius Toendel (NOR, KTM), +1:29.501; 13. Kevin Horgmo (NOR, Honda), +1:40.301; 14. Maximilian Spies (GER, KTM), +1:42.477; 15. Alvin Östlund (SWE, Honda), +1:54.977; 16. Jan Pancar (SLO, KTM), +2:01.953; 17. Noah Ludwig (GER, KTM), -1 lap(s); 18. Josh Gilbert (GBR, KTM), -1 lap(s); 19. Andrea Bonacorsi (ITA, Yamaha), -1 lap(s); 20. Jakub Teresak (CZE, Husqvarna), -1 lap(s); 21. Kevin Brumann (SUI, Husqvarna), -1 lap(s); 22. Tomas Kohut (SVK, KTM), -1 lap(s); 23. Mark Scheu (GER, Husqvarna), -1 lap(s); 24. Lukas Platt (GER, KTM), -1 lap(s); 25. Yuri Quarti (ITA, Honda), -1 lap(s); 26. Petr Polak (CZE, Yamaha), -1 lap(s); 27. Nico Koch (GER, GASGAS), -1 lap(s); 28. Cato Nickel (GER, Husqvarna), -1 lap(s); 29. Mike Bolink (NED, Yamaha), -1 lap(s); 30. Thomas Vermijl (BEL, GASGAS), -1 lap(s); 31. Henry Jacobi (GER, KTM), -2 lap(s); 32. Victor Voxen Kleemann (DEN, KTM), -2 lap(s); 33. Nikolaj Skovgaard (DEN, KTM), -2 lap(s); 34. Ivo Monticelli (ITA, Beta), -12 lap(s); 35. Ben Watson (GBR, Beta), -16 lap(s); 36. Pauls Jonass (LAT, Honda), -18 lap(s);

MXGP - GP Classification

1. Jorge Prado (ESP, GAS), 50 points; 2. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 42 p.; 3. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 42 p.; 4. Calvin Vlaanderen (NED, YAM), 36 p.; 5. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, FAN), 31 p.; 6. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, KAW), 27 p.; 7. Brian Bogers (NED, FAN), 23 p.; 8. Benoit Paturel (FRA, YAM), 21 p.; 9. Valentin Guillod (SUI, HON), 21 p.; 10. Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, HUS), 21 p.; 11. Kevin Horgmo (NOR, HON), 16 p.; 12. Andrea Bonacorsi (ITA, YAM), 16 p.; 13. Pauls Jonass (LAT, HON), 16 p.; 14. Cornelius Toendel (NOR, KTM), 15 p.; 15. Tom Koch (GER, KTM), 14 p.; 16. Henry Jacobi (GER, KTM), 11 p.; 17. Alvin Östlund (SWE, HON), 9 p.; 18. Maximilian Spies (GER, KTM), 7 p.; 19. Josh Gilbert (GBR, KTM), 7 p.; 20. Jan Pancar (SLO, KTM), 5 p.; 21. Ben Watson (GBR, BET), 5 p.; 22. Noah Ludwig (GER, KTM), 4 p.; 23. Jakub Teresak (CZE, HUS), 3 p.; 24. Kevin Brumann (SUI, HUS), 0 p.; 25. Tomas Kohut (SVK, KTM), 0 p.; 26. Mark Scheu (GER, HUS), 0 p.; 27. Lukas Platt (GER, KTM), 0 p.; 28. Yuri Quarti (ITA, HON), 0 p.; 29. Petr Polak (CZE, YAM), 0 p.; 30. Nico Koch (GER, GAS), 0 p.; 31. Cato Nickel (GER, HUS), 0 p.; 32. Mike Bolink (NED, YAM), 0 p.; 33. Thomas Vermijl (BEL, GAS), 0 p.; 34. Victor Voxen Kleemann (DEN, KTM), 0 p.; 35. Nikolaj Skovgaard (DEN, KTM), 0 p.; 36. Ivo Monticelli (ITA, BET), 0 p.; 37. Paul Haberland (GER, YAM), 0 p.; 38. Romain Febvre (FRA, KAW), 0 p.; 39. Justin Trache (GER, YAM), 0 p.;

MXGP - World Championship Classification

1. Jorge Prado (ESP, GAS), 402 points; 2. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 400 p.; 3. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 336 p.; 4. Romain Febvre (FRA, KAW), 327 p.; 5. Pauls Jonass (LAT, HON), 274 p.; 6. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, KAW), 267 p.; 7. Calvin Vlaanderen (NED, YAM), 263 p.; 8. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, FAN), 231 p.; 9. Kevin Horgmo (NOR, HON), 161 p.; 10. Valentin Guillod (SUI, HON), 151 p.; 11. Brian Bogers (NED, FAN), 135 p.; 12. Ben Watson (GBR, BET), 110 p.; 13. Cornelius Toendel (NOR, KTM), 106 p.; 14. Jan Pancar (SLO, KTM), 84 p.; 15. Benoit Paturel (FRA, YAM), 82 p.; 16. Andrea Bonacorsi (ITA, YAM), 78 p.; 17. Isak Gifting (SWE, YAM), 77 p.; 18. Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, HUS), 71 p.; 19. Alvin Östlund (SWE, HON), 65 p.; 20. Maxime Renaux (FRA, YAM), 63 p.; 21. Tom Koch (GER, KTM), 54 p.; 22. Ivo Monticelli (ITA, BET), 54 p.; 23. Maximilian Spies (GER, KTM), 34 p.; 24. Adam Sterry (GBR, KTM), 25 p.; 25. Josh Gilbert (GBR, KTM), 23 p.; 26. Kevin Brumann (SUI, HUS), 15 p.; 27. Tim Edberg (SWE, HON), 13 p.; 28. Henry Jacobi (GER, KTM), 13 p.; 29. Jere Haavisto (FIN, KTM), 8 p.; 30. Ander Valentin (ESP, YAM), 7 p.; 31. Giuseppe Tropepe (ITA, HON), 6 p.; 32. Emilio Scuteri (ITA, HON), 6 p.; 33. Todd Kellett (GBR, YAM), 5 p.; 34. Lars van Berkel (NED, HON), 5 p.; 35. Miguel Cordovez (ECU, YAM), 4 p.; 36. Noah Ludwig (GER, KTM), 4 p.; 37. Cato Nickel (GER, HUS), 3 p.; 38. Fabio Aparecido dos Santos (BRA, YAM), 3 p.; 39. Jakub Teresak (CZE, HUS), 3 p.; 40. Anton Nagy (SWE, YAM), 3 p.; 41. Nicolas Rolando (URU, HUS), 2 p.; 42. Mark Scheu (GER, HUS), 1 p.; 43. Andres Benenaula (ECU, KAW), 1 p.; 44. Sergio Ignacio Villaronga Muga (CHI, HON), 1 p.;

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