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SIDI & JORGE PRADO MX2 WORLD CHAMPIONS - The present and the future of motocross is already here…

Jorge Prado is the new MX2 World Champion. The mathematical certainty that guaranteed him the title came during the week, following the announcement that Pauls Jonass, the only man who could have challenged him, would not have participated in the last race due to problems with his knee. But the party to celebrate the title didn’t break out until everyone was on the track in Imola during the Italian GP, the final event in the 2018 MX World Series.  

However, it must be said that Prado’s advantage over his closest rival in the standings was already significant. In any case Prado wanted to honour this magnificent season by winning even the very last race.

Jorge Prado, born in Spain in 2001, has confirmed his talent at the tender age of 17 as a true winner who seems predestined for success. Of course, Sidi has known about him for quite some time; in fact, we’ve been following him step by step ever since he first hit the scene in the minor leagues. Prado is growing fast and is proving to be a quick learner as part of Team De Carli Racing; the same team of a number one all time classic… the 9-time World Champion Tony Cairoli. This year Cairoli has had a difficult year plagued with misfortune and injuries, but Sidi has faith that he will be back for a fantastic season in 2019.

Meanwhile, for Prado 2018 has already been a record year. Prado is not only the first Spanish rider to clinch a World title in a major motocross category; he is also the first rider born after the year 2000 to have accomplished such a feat. The present and future of motocross has arrived, and he’s wearing his Sidi Crossfire 3 Srs boots, the number one motocross boots that are unbeatable on any terrain and in any conditions. To celebrate this memorable success, Sidi has produced a special edition model, in gold with World Champion accents, for Jorge Prado, which the Spanish rider naturally wore for the last race of the season.

In the final classification for the World Series, Prado garnered 873 points to beat Pauls Jonass (Ktm), who is second with 777 points; Olsen is third with 673 points. Imola was the perfect finale; in fact, in the MX2 class Sidi scored yet another season triple. Jorge Prado (Ktm) was first, Denmark’s Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) was second and American Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) came in third. These three talents were among the most outstanding competitors in the 2018 championship and we expect to see more great things from them in the future too.

 

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