Following the footsteps of illustrious names such as Oriol Puig Bultó, Toni Elías, Fernando Muñoz, Pablo Colomina, Javi García Vico, Carlos Campano, Jonathan Barragán and many more, the history of motocross in Spain has clearly taken on an ascending trend ever since the appearance of the sportive and media phenomenon called Jorge Prado.
The day when 61, backed by his family, committed to his complicated international journey, the future of Spanish motocross changed forever.
The Galician won the 65 c.c. title when he was 10 years old, at 14 he was crowned 125 c.c. European Champion and before he turned 16, he was already standing on the World Championship podium. From his hometown Lugo to the top of the world, conquering two world titles which make him the best Spanish racer in history at just 19 years of age.
Our “young prodigy” is growing up, he has graduated to the premiere class and has already shown reasons to believe that he can stand up to anybody and bring home a lot of success.
Leaving behind his recent injury, Jorge Prado will undoubtedly be the centre of attention in this Grand Prix, and his supporters will be there to reward their champion for the success he has brought. Whether it is on the special JP61 grandstand or on the rest of the track, we will give it all for Jorge.
Jorge Prado will not be alone in Madrid. Spanish motocross is experiencing an enviable progression, with relevant figures in all categories. On the dirt of the spectacular intu Xanadú track we will see our best riders in action, like the unstoppable José Butrón and his loyal group of Andalusian supporters, like the ever-improving Iker Larrañaga in his transition to the MXGP class, and the Galician Rubén Fernández in his first full year on the MX2 Class.
Alongside them will be a gaggle of wild cards, like the female representation of Coloret and Seisdedos, and the outstanding effort of the RFME Team in the European 125 Championship, where Paco Rico will lead and coach the already proven riders in Braceras, Congost and Farrés.