Jorge Prado’s Factory GasGas contract expires at the end of the 2024 MXGP World Championship and the MXGP World Champion has always been linked to a move to the USA but it hasn’t happened so far. However, he is flying out to America this week to ride Supercross for two and a half weeks.
Prado – “My goal is to go try it now, for two and a half weeks, to get a little idea of whether I like it, if I could feel comfortable being there, to see the situation, the Supercross experience. Also to clarify a little for the future, to be clear about my decisions in the coming years. It is going to be a super important experience for me and very important for the rest of my sporting career. Possibly decide what I will do in the next few years.
“That’s why I’m going to the United States. I want to try and see Supercross, if life there is something interesting or not. I know exactly what it’s like to be in Europe, what the Motocross World Championship is. I would like to compete in the United States in a stadium in the future. That’s why I use this experience, to get an idea and be able to make a decision.
“If I go to the United States, I would have to do Supercross and motocross, but I am not going to go to the US just to do motocross. The major championship there is Supercross, not Motocross. The teams want you for Supercross and not so much for motocross. The most important thing is to see if running in a stadium convinces me, if I have fun, if I’m good at it, if I enjoy it.”