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Jorge Prado tests positive for COVID-19

Update 21:40

Red Bull Factory KTM Racing have released the below statement stating the team have been tested and the results have come back negative. Check the full statement below:

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing will not be able to count on MXGP Grand Prix winner Jorge Prado for Sunday’s Lommel round in Belgium after the Spaniard tested positive for COVID-19.

The 19-year old is in self-isolation in accordance with health and sanitary guidelines. 

The rest of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team have been tested and returned negative results. Jorge’s situation and well-being will be monitored with the hope he can return to MXGP action when fully fit. 

Round fifteen of the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship takes place on Sunday and is followed by the last triple header in Italy to bring the series to a close by November 8th.

Update 20.35

Jorge Prado will sit out of tomorrows MXGP of Lommel following his COVID-19 test coming back positive.

As usual last Wednesday before the race we made the tests for covid. Today I received the results and I am positive for COVID-19.
I feel very frustrated not being able to race tomorrow because my job as a professional was to take maximum precautions at all times. My only routine has been to go to training, to the track to compete and then back home keeping myself in a bubble just as I was asked. Unfortunately, we don’t know so much about this virus that I don’t even have the minimum idea how or when I could get it. I hope to receive a negative test soon to be back racing.

Photo Credit – Ray Archer

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