When he conquered the world of motocross, Jorge Prado was thinking about his next challenge. In 2024 the main thing is to defend his MXGP crown, do not doubt, but before the start of a new World Championship, the Spaniard has set another goal: to make his debut in the United States . Those who closely follow his footsteps will know that after lifting the title of the main class he dedicated a good part of his post-season to training in America, and that now translates into the confirmation that he will participate in the first three rounds of AMA Supercross .
The Galician will test the GasGas MC 450F at the Anaheim, San Francisco and San Diego stages on January 6, 13 and 20 in what has been an intense preseason for the MXGP champion. He spent two weeks training in southern California to adapt to the North American competition, which, unlike the World Cup, is held in stadiums full of people, and this is the next step, which, far from damaging the his main purpose, make him. will come in form at the start of the MXGP on March 10 in Argentina, although racing at the highest level always has risks.
Of course, he will compete in the premier 450SX category, and thus face what could be another dream come true for him. “It’s always been my dream to race in the US one day, especially in Supercross. I’ve watched it my whole life and always thought it would be amazing to race under the lights with so many people and a big atmosphere! I was lucky enough to go to Anaheim in 2015, while visiting and training in the United States, it was a great experience and made me want to try it even more,” explained Prado in the announcement statement.
The man from Lugo has always shown his predilection for Supercroos and now that he has the MXGP title in his pocket, he believes it is the ideal time to start this adventure: “Given that I won the MXGP title and I’m looking. for a new challenge, I think It’s the perfect time in my career to come and train properly in the US to prepare for some Supercross races. “I don’t want to- waste another year wondering if I can or should, so I’m here and I’m going to try.”
“It’s important to clear your mind”
And this start in American motocross seems important for his future, as Davide De Carli, director of the Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing team, points out: “Jorge fulfilled his European dream of becoming MXGP world champion and we are very proud. . His desire is to try the Supercross, because until now he has not had the chance and for our part he fully deserves it. “It is important for him to run the first three rounds to clear in his mind where the his career future.” If he does well and knows what he has in store for the United States, Prado could start a new path in motocross here.