The opening round of the 2022 FIM Motocross World Championship, the Grand Prix of Great Britain, is just days away and the Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing trio are eager to begin the campaign in their new colors. Jorge Prado, Mattia Guadagnini and Simon Langenfelder face an exciting campaign in which they will battle to get on the gas and reach another level across 20 rounds of furious competition. Join us as we run through eight things that you should know heading into the 2022 FIM Motocross World Championship.
- Jorge Prado hunts for redemption after frustrating end to last season.
- Mattia Guadagnini tasted success and wants more on the MC 250F.
- Simon Langenfelder enters as one of the brightest prospects in MXGP.
Unfinished business for Prado in MXGP class: Jorge Prado reached another level before an untimely injury halted his progress in the 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship. The pace, finesse and composure that he showcased in his sophomore term was exciting for fans across the world. Prado is keen to pick up where he left off when gates drop at the Grand Prix of Great Britain!
Guadagnini shoots for more: Entering his sophomore season in the MX2 division and first on the MC 250F, Mattia Guadagnini will be striving to get a medal after coming oh so close in the 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship. Guadagnini was 22 points shy of claiming a bronze medal a year ago, after taking two Grand Prix victories as a rookie.
Langenfelder enters as the underdog in MX2: Simon Langenfelder is looking to steer his MC 250F to a top-three finish in the MX2 class for the first time. One of the most exciting riders in the MXGP paddock, thanks his smooth style, Langenfelder is on the cusp of a breakthrough ride. The podium is calling Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing’s youngest star.
Grand Prix win number 40 in sight for Prado: Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing’s Jorge Prado continues his meteoric rise up through the record books, with his fortieth Grand Prix win within touching distance. Prado needs to get on the gas and claim five more victories to hit the milestone. Prado has won 31 Grands Prix in MX2 and four aboard the bigger 450F.
Guadagnini chases Italian predecessors: The winner of two rounds in his rookie season, Mattia Guadagnini needs just five more overall victories to become the second winningest Italian rider in the MX2 class. Five more victories would take his career total to six, meaning that only the great Antonio Cairoli sits ahead of him with 24 Grand Prix wins on a 250F.
Langenfelder strives to put Germany on top: If Simon Langenfelder can fulfil his dream and stand atop the Grand Prix podium in Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing colors, he will be the first German to win in the MX2 class in more than 10 years! When the Grand Prix of Great Britain fires into life, 3827 days would have been and gone since the German flag was last raised above the top step of the MX2 podium.
Prado excited to return to his Spanish roots: Jumping aboard an MC 450F for the first time, Prado is excited to represent GASGAS with its Spanish heritage. The Grand Prix of Spain, scheduled for May 29, could be a historic moment for everyone, especially as Prado has not won at home in either class thus far in his career. The Spanish fans could have a lot to cheer about later in the season!
Holeshot master to make use of MC 450F power: Making the most of his incredible technique, Jorge Prado pulled 18 holeshots in the 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship. Now armed with an MC 450F, he will push to put his Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing bike at the front of the field each week. That mission starts at this weekend’s Grand Prix of Great Britain.