The following is a push release from Red Bull GasGas Manufacturing facility Racing:
A two-week shakedown in Southern California instruction at RD Discipline is all it took for defending MXGP Environment Champion Jorge Prado to make the selection to check out his hand at AMA Supercross, set to make a interesting cameo look throughout the opening a few rounds of the 2024 period.
- MXGP World Champion to make AMA Supercross Championship debut in 2024
- Partnering with the Troy Lee Styles/Crimson Bull/GASGAS Manufacturing unit Racing Workforce
- Preparing to line up in 450SX Class at Anaheim 1, San Francisco and San Diego
Which is proper, our Spanish sensation is in for Anaheim one, San Francisco and San Diego this coming January, equipped with the GASGAS MC 450F in what will be his to start with-at any time American Supercross start out – straight into the leading 450SX ranks on debut. And we’re stoked to see it!
Clean from clinching the 2023 FIM Motocross World Championship in the MXGP classification, which was a milestone accomplishment for equally himself and GASGAS with the Davide De Carli-managed squad, Jorge had expressed his lifelong aspiration of sampling the sport of Supercross – and possibly making a 450SX start! – in the United States.
From there, accompanied by a blitz of media interest throughout his short off-year excursion, the abilities of the gifted 22-calendar year-outdated ended up evident from the outset whilst making use of his craft in just the tighter confines of instruction on a entire-scale supercross observe structure.
With each other among Jorge, his typical Crimson Bull GASGAS Factory Racing Crew and the Troy Lee Layouts/Crimson Bull/GASGAS Manufacturing facility Racing Group, it was made the decision that he will go on to contest the opening 3 rounds of the 2024 AMA Supercross Championship in a bid to achieve encounter through a series of gate-drops and race mileage in the U.S. all through what will however be the Grand Prix off-period.
Jorge Prado: “Since I started out riding my aspiration has constantly been to a single day race in the U.S., specially to race Supercross. I have viewed it my total life on television and often considered it must be great to race below lights with a huge group and environment! And more especially, it ought to be great to race at an iconic stadium like Angel Stadium. I was lucky adequate in 2015, while browsing and education in the U.S., to go to Anaheim one – it was a great encounter and created me want to consider it even additional. So given I won the MXGP title this year and am fully healthful and looking for a new obstacle, I thought it was the best time in my profession to appear and prepare in United states effectively to prepare for a few Supercross races. I don’t want to squander a further whole yr pondering if I could or really should, so I am here and I am heading to check out it out. I’m seriously hunting ahead to it and am lucky more than enough to have the whole support of my Pink Bull GASGAS Factory Racing Crew again home with Claudio and Davide de Carli, and the Troy Lee Designs/Crimson Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing Workforce right here in the Usa powering me.”
Roger De Coster (Director of Motorsports, North America): “The main purpose for Jorge in 2024 is to protect the world title he attained this past time, but of program we are energized to see what he can do on a Supercross track. We all know that he is quite talented, given he’s by now a several situations Motocross Globe Winner, obtaining received in MX2 and getting the present-day MXGP Winner. On the other hand, we also know that Supercross at the best degree is extremely aggressive and to race with the best below requires a whole lot of toughness other than talent, so this will be a large obstacle for him. We want him the pretty very best and are happy that with the assistance of TLD GASGAS we are equipped to support his needs to try Supercross!”
Davide De Carli (Pink Bull GASGAS Manufacturing facility Racing Crew Manager): “Jorge fulfilled his desire in Europe to turn into MXGP Planet Winner this year and we are so happy of him. His motivation now is to practice in the U.S. and to try Supercross, simply because he hasn’t experienced the option right up until now and from our facet he entirely deserves it. We, as a team, alongside with Pit Beirer and Robert Jonas have been entirely open given that day one with Jorge about providing him the possibility to race Supercross and we will support him from Europe! We can not wait to see him line up at A1 as it is essential for him to race people initially 3 rounds to make clear in his brain where his racing potential is, as he’s however really youthful and can consider it out. It is also fantastic winter season instruction for him before the start of the MXGP period, in which his purpose is to protect his range just one plate in 2024. Great luck, Jorge!”
Pursuing his scheduled 3-spherical visual appearance in the 2024 AMA Supercross Championship, Jorge will return to Europe and put together for his MXGP Planet Championship defense, which will open at the MXGP of Patagonia-Argentina on March 10, 2024.