MXGP of Limburg number 2: This Wednesday took fourteenth Grand Prix of the 2020 Motocross World Championship at Lommel in Belgium.
Jorge Prado claims his third win of 2020, eighth trophy and moves up to 3rd in the world standing.
Jorge Prado: “It was a tough day and I didn’t feel 100% but I fought as much as I could. Tony and I had a good race in the second moto and I gave my ‘all’ for that victory; I’m really happy to have made it. The injuries at the start of the season meant that I missed bike time and I was racing without preparation. Now I am starting to feel better and I think it’s normal that it takes some time to get to a good level. Now we have to recover and get ready to go again on Sunday.”
Tony Cairoli: “I liked today. Last weekend was an ‘ugly copy’ of me because everyone knows I can ride the sand. Today was still not my best day on this surface but the second moto was good, and I had a nice feeling on the bike. I made some mistakes but got closer to the front. I was a little bit faster than Jorge in some places but was already out of roll-off so I didn’t get the chance to overtake him again and [Romain] Febvre was closing in. I was trying to go for the win but Jorge was strong. He deserved the overall. We’ll try to be better on Sunday and go for the win, for sure.”
It was his second triumph this week and third in a row. Tom Vialle has an impressive 12 podium finishes from 14 Grands Prix and an advantage of 61 points at the top of MX2.
Tom Vialle: “A fantastic GP for me again. When Jago crashed in the first race I lost my rhythm a bit. I thought ‘he must be far behind’ and in fact he wasn’t! My lap-times went off and I had arm-pump. I enjoyed the second moto much more and I’m really happy with the set-up of the bike. It is such a difficult track - physically also - so it’s important to stay on the bike and don’t do crazy stuff. I’ll be focused on that on Sunday.”
The Grand Prix of Lommel will bring the Belgian triple header to a close this coming Sunday, October 25th.
Motocross World Championship 2020, Round 14 – Lommel, Belgium (number 2)
1. Jorge Prado (KTM)
3. Antonio Cairoli (KTM)
21. Michele Cervellin (Yamaha)
1. Tom Vialle (KTM)
4. Isak Gifting (GasGas)
6. Ruben Fernandez (Yamaha)
20. Michael Sandner (GasGas)
6. Pietro Razzini (Husqvarna)
21. Xavier Cazal (KTM)
32. Edgar Canet (KTM)
40. Daniel Gimm (Yamaha)
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