Not the best news one day before the British MXGP at Matterley Basin, Jorge Prado is out with a shoulder injury. Jorge who won the season opener in Argentina will sit this weekend out but this does throw the door wide open for our own British riders to take advantage of the missing Spaniard and stake a claim for a podium position.
Further detailed medical examination with renowned surgeon and specialist Dr Claes in Belgium revealed a haematoma under the left shoulder blade was causing the discomfort. The best course of recovery involves rest, and Prado will return for another check-up on Tuesday 26th for further evaluation ahead of the Grand Prix of the Netherlands at Valkenswaard.
Claudio De Carli, Red Bull KTM Team Manager: “After such a strong start to the season for the team and Jorge it is disappointing for everyone that he and Jeffrey are now missing Matterley Basin and the first European round of 2019. Unfortunately this is part of the sport but, fortunately, it could be worse and we hope Jorge will be back on the bike very quickly. We’re in good shape and we are confident, and we believe this will not be such a big setback for us in what is a long season.”