News 21 Aug 2019

Prado set for 450 debut at Assen’s Motocross of Nations

Factory KTM pilot to lead Larranaga and Campano in Team Spain.

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On the verge of earning his second consecutive MX2 World Championship, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jorge Prado is set to make his premier class debut at Assen’s Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations (MXoN) in The Netherlands on 28-29 September.

Prado, who currently leads the MX2 standings by 130 points with just 150 points left on the table, will be forced to graduate to MXGP category in 2020 when he officially wins the ’19 crown, although his appointment as the MXGP rider in Spain’s MXoN team will see him make his first 450cc appearance this year.

According to European motocross website MXVice, the Spaniard is yet to ride or test aboard the factory-prepared KTM 450 SX-F, and will have just two weeks between the final round of the world championship and the MXoN.

18-year-old Prado will be joined on the Spanish squad by Iker Larranaga (Marchetti Racing Team KTM) in MX2 and Carlos Campano (Yamaha Racing Brazil) in the Open division.