MXGP Citta di Faenza (Italy) number 2: This Wednesday took seventh Grand Prix of the 2020 Motocross World Championship at Faenza in Italy.
Prado was able to lift his first winner’s trophy in the premier class thanks to a 2-2 set.
Jorge Prado: “A podium in Latvia was already a big achievement for me. It is so tough to win because you need to put two good motos together and those guys are pushing hard. I made two good starts and then had two mistakes but I gave it my ‘all’. I was done afterwards! I’m very happy. Unfortunately getting hurt is part of the sport but I wish Jeffrey was here today racing and I hope he is back on the bike quickly.”
Tony Cairoli: “It was difficult today. My goal for these three GPs here was to finish on the podium each time as I tend to struggle a bit more on these kinds of tracks. We made it last Sunday and just missed out by one point today. It’s not the best result but, overall, I’m quite happy and next Sunday we’ll have another chance. We have to stay calm and look to take good points every time. I wish all the best to Jeffrey for a quick and complete recovery and I also want to congratulate Jorge; a fantastic result for the whole team."
Dirk Gruebel, Team Manager and Technical Co-Ordinator: “Jeffrey went down on the fourth lap of Free Practice and hit his head quite hard. He regained feeling in his arms and legs pretty quickly but still went to Bologna for full body scans. We have yet to see the results, but he has been released from hospital. We’re talking about a pretty big compression of the neck, vertebrae and a hematoma of the shoulder. He’ll get back to Belgium tomorrow for some more examinations and hopefully it is not that dramatic. It will take a couple of weeks to recover but we cannot give an exact date right now. Jorge did great but Tom made a fantastic job on a track that was far from easy. He played it smart, stayed clean and brought home 50 points, which was great for the championship and his confidence.”
Vialle perfection day was rewarded by a maximum collection of 50 points and increased his lead in the standings from 3 to 21 over Geerts.
Tom Vialle: “It was a perfect day. I’m really happy with how I rode. I was really focused and didn’t make any mistakes. It was a track that punished you if you got it wrong. This is the first time I made a 1-1 and that’s a big step. The team did a really good job and we’ll go again on Sunday.”
The Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna on Sunday 13th will close the first Italian triple header this summer.
Motocross World Championship 2020, Round 7 – Faenza, Italy (number 2)
1. Jorge Prado (KTM)
4. Antonio Cairoli (KTM)
10. Alessandro Lupino (Yamaha)
31. Michele Cervellin (Yamaha)
1. Tom Vialle (KTM)
8. Ruben Fernandez (Yamaha)
29. Joakin Furbetta (KTM)
32. Simon Längenfelder (GasGas)
2. Pietro Razzini (Husqvarna)
20. Xavier Cazal (KTM)
22. Edgar Canet (KTM)
25. Daniel Gimm (Yamaha)
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