This is the best news of the week: Jorge Prado will race the 2020 MXGP of Great Britain MXGP season opener at Matterley Basin this weekend. The Spanish rider will make his MXGP debut on his Red Bull / KTM after just three weeks on the bike. The former MX2 World Champ broke his femur during the offseason.
“I’m really happy I can be at Matterley and I made the decision to go so I could grab some points that might be important by the end of the championship,” Jorge Prado said. “I feel like I need to be there. I have been working very hard since I had surgery in order to be able to line-up at that race. I will not take any risks. I’ve been on the bike for just two weeks so I’m not expecting anything. If you have a break of two months then only two weeks of preparation is really nothing. I felt I could ride a bit harder in the last few days and put my foot on the ground. The team is super-happy I will be there. I’m starting my MXGP career in a tough way but I hope after a few rounds I will feel better and can train more.”
How will the rookie do? That is anyone’s best guess, but I hope he is looking to take his time and just score a few very valuable points. With the season being 20 rounds long, he will have plenty of time to work his way up to 100% race fitness and get into the title fight if he stays off the ground.