Seventh Mx2 win of 2019 for Prado in Russia
MXGP of Russia – Orlyonok : This weekend took place the eighth Grand Prix of the 2019 Motocross World Championship
For Cairoli still a difficult weekend, started very badly with the heavy fall that occurred in the early stages of Saturday's qualifying, which hurted him all weekend. Great fourth place overall for Jeffrey Herlings on his return after the very long hospitalization due to the known foot injury.
We wish a good and speed recovery to our rider Clement Desalle and Alessandro Lupino.
Tony Cairoli: “A very difficult weekend and of course the crash from yesterday did not help as it meant I was totally on the outside for the gate pick. I was riding very stiff and by missing the start it is almost impossible to make a good result on this track; everybody is riding at a similar speed. We lost the red plate but the positive is that I’m not badly injured, and we saw some big crashes today. We walk away a bit banged-up but we will re-group and look to Latvia, which is a nice track, and to regain some points.”
Prado claimed his seventh overall victory in 2019. Excellent results also for the other Airohriders: 3rd Jago Geerts; 4th Tom Vialle and 7th Ben Watson
Jorge Prado: “It was a very hard weekend because in the first moto I had a good jump out of the gate but collided with a few other riders in the first corner and lost a lot of positions. I had to work my way up to the front and it took all moto! With two laps to go I made the pass for first place: I was really happy afterwards, even if it did mean I had to use a lot of energy. I knew that the holeshot would be important and concentrated so much for the second moto. It made my life much easier. I’m happy to win again. Latvia is a track I like. My first year there I almost made a podium and last year I won the Qualifying race and the second moto. I’m looking forward to it and hope to make my gap in the championship a little bigger.”
Rene Hofer raised his first EMX250 podium trophy after a brace of top three results at Orlyonok for the Grand Prix of Russia today and the fourth round of eight in the 2019 European Championship.
Round 8 of MXGP in Orlyonok - Russia
4. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM)
8. Tony Cairoli (KTM)
13. Jeremy Van Horebeek (Honda)
1. Jorge Prado (KTM)
3. Jago Geerts (Yamaha)
4. Tom Vialle (KTM)
7. Ben Watson (Yamaha)
3. Rene Hofer (KTM)
6. Rick Elzinga (Yamaha)
9. Caleb Grothues (Yamaha)
12. Gianluca Facchetti (Yamaha)
Next Grand Prix is on Kegums in Latvia next weekend.