Jorge Prado extends his championship lead in France

Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing's Jorge Prado has just enjoyed another successful outing at the Grand Prix of France, round seven of the 2023 FIM Motocross World Championship, as he put his MC 450F back onto the podium and extended his series lead by a significant margin.


  • Prado claims third overall via 4-3 scores in France.
  • Prado pushes his series lead to twenty-four points.
  • Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing continue to push towards MXGP title. 

The first day of the Grand Prix of France was great for Prado, who won the qualification heat and took the ten points that go along with such an achievement. That fine form was carried into Sunday's motos, where he raced to a 4-3 scorecard on a tricky layout that challenged both man and machine. '61' led four laps of moto one, but sat in third for the duration of the second stint. Such a strong showing has increased his advantage in the championship standings from seven points to twenty-four, so that red plate will continue to be attached to the MC 450F.

Jorge Prado: "It was quite a good weekend! I had a great qualification race. I was leading in the first race and lost my rhythm a little – the backmarkers did not help. Third was the best that I could do in the second moto. I was pushing as hard as I could, but I did not feel so confident as the track got drier. It is nice to extend my championship lead. There is a long way to go and I just want to stay consistent."

Unfortunately, Mattia Guadagnini's outing at the Grand Prix of France ended prematurely after a hard crash in moto two. '101' was impressive in the first stint, as he raced to sixth place and showed flashes of that form that helped him lift a trophy at the previous round in Spain. Updates will be provided in due course. Simon Langenfelder was, of course, absent after suffering an arm injury whilst training for the Grand Prix of France.

Download high-res images of our racers in action at the MXGP of France here.

Results – 2023 FIM Motocross World Championship, Round Seven

MXGP – Overall
1. Jeremy Seewer (Yamaha) 47pts
2. Romain Febvre (Kawasaki) 45pts
3. Jorge Prado (GASGAS) 38pts
14. Mattia Guadagnini (GASGAS) 15pts

MXGP – Moto One
1. Jeremy Seewer (Yamaha)
2. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM)
3. Romain Febvre (Kawasaki)
4. Jorge Prado (GASGAS)
6. Mattia Guadagnini (GASGAS)

MXGP – Moto Two
1. Romain Febvre (Kawasaki)
2. Jeremy Seewer (Yamaha)
3. Jorge Prado (GASGAS)
27. Mattia Guadagnini (GASGAS)

MXGP – Standings
1. Jorge Prado (GASGAS) 342pts

2. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 318pts
3. Romain Febvre (Kawasaki) 263pts
8. Mattia Guadagnini (GASGAS) 203pts