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Prado extends MX2 lead

Spaniard Jorge Prado pulled another two points on his rival and current world champ Pauls Jonass in the MX2 world championship. Prado, who has won 13 motos in 2018, took his fifth overall win in a row after Jonass made a slip while chasing him in the second moto. He now leads Jonass by 30 points.

After winning the opener from the Spaniard, Jonass was right behind Prado on the opening laps of moto two but lost the front on a patch of the hard pack track that had been watered. He got back on, his arm dripping with blood, and admitted it took him ten minutes to find his rhythm again. He eventually caught third place man Ben Watson and snatched the slot away in the final moments of the moto.

Jonass said: “I felt really good all weekend and I love this track. In the second race I was maybe too confident and lost the front on a slick spot. We still have lots of GPs to go and we’ll continue to fight until the end.”

Prado, who held off Aussie Hunter Lawrence for race two win, said: “Hunter was a lot closer in the second moot. I got aa gap but he closed in and had a good attempt at catching me.”

Lawrence, who was fifth in the opener, took the final place on the podium thanks to that runner-up spot.

The first race saw Husky duo of Thomas Kjer Olsen and Thomas Covington in third in fourth. In the second race they  both fell in the first corner and had to come back through the pack, ending their podium bids.

Briton Watson took fifth overall thanks to sixth then fourth place finishes.

 

 

 

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