Prado to US 2020?

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10/4/2018 11:58 AM

In his interview on Racer X he stated he didn't feel like he would be ready for the 450 if he was to get pushed out of the class if he wins a second straight championship next season. He stated that the US would be an option. What is the possibility of this happening? How will he fare in Supercross? How good could he be in the US?

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10/4/2018 12:01 PM

I thought the MXGP series didn't push you out til you were 23?

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10/4/2018 12:02 PM

agn5009 wrote:

I thought the MXGP series didn't push you out til you were 23?

I believe if you win 2 championships before age 23 they force you up to the MX1 class

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10/4/2018 12:06 PM

how to get rid of young talents ...well done Luongo

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10/4/2018 12:09 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/4/2018 12:10 PM

agn5009 wrote:

I thought the MXGP series didn't push you out til you were 23?

sticecube wrote:

I believe if you win 2 championships before age 23 they force you up to the MX1 class

I can't be positive on this , but I don't think that's true. Age wise he could still do 4 - 5 more seasons in mx2. He's only 17 , and with his size , pushing him out of the mx2 class if he wins again next year would be stupid! I think the only rule , is the age 23 rule. Which btw , I think is NOT a good rule. Meaning.....it pushes people out of that class that don't want to race 450's. They are both professional classes...let em' race what they feel comfortable on.

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10/4/2018 12:11 PM

RichardLoots wrote:

how to get rid of young talents ...well done Luongo

Is that 2 championship rule true Richard?

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10/4/2018 12:11 PM

It would be awesome to have Prado living in America and racing SX and MX here following in the footsteps of former World Champs Musquin and Roczen.

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10/4/2018 12:12 PM

Let's wait and see. Maybe they change the rules again for him.
Forcing someone into MXGP at 18 years of age would be the stupidest F you could possibly do.
Basically punishing him for being so good so early

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10/4/2018 12:14 PM

RichardLoots wrote:

how to get rid of young talents ...well done Luongo

jeffro503 wrote:

Is that 2 championship rule true Richard?

yeah its true .. unreal but so true

MX2: Minimum age of riders: 15 years;
maximum age: 23 years
The maximum age limit of 23 years for riders in the MX2
class is not applicable to women riders
Riders who have won two FIM MX2 World
Championships or reached the age of 23 are no longer
eligible to participate in the MX2 class
• Riders must have an FIM World Championship licence

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10/4/2018 12:16 PM

RichardLoots wrote:

yeah its true .. unreal but so true

MX2: Minimum age of riders: 15 years;
maximum age: 23 years
The maximum age limit of 23 years for riders in the MX2
class is not applicable to women riders
Riders who have won two FIM MX2 World
Championships or reached the age of 23 are no longer
eligible to participate in the MX2 class
• Riders must have an FIM World Championship licence

Holy shit I didn't know that. So if Jorge wins next year , they throw him right into the wolves den? Ok.....I hate this rule more then ever now. Just dumb!

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

10/4/2018 12:20 PM

I am not a fan of the rule either. When Carmichael rode supercross in 99 on a 250 he was so bad that he rode a 125 in mx that year. Even riders like Tomac, it's taken him about 4 years to come into his own on a 450. I personally really hope Prado comes to the US for selfish reasons. The more great riders here the better.

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10/4/2018 12:20 PM

RichardLoots wrote:

how to get rid of young talents ...well done Luongo

jeffro503 wrote:

Is that 2 championship rule true Richard?

RichardLoots wrote:

yeah its true .. unreal but so true

MX2: Minimum age of riders: 15 years;
maximum age: 23 years
The maximum age limit of 23 years for riders in the MX2
class is not applicable to women riders
Riders who have won two FIM MX2 World
Championships or reached the age of 23 are no longer
eligible to participate in the MX2 class
• Riders must have an FIM World Championship licence

If so,why has Herlings 3 worldtitles in the mx2?I thought the rule was changed to keep Herlings in europe?

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10/4/2018 12:24 PM

jeffro503 wrote:

Holy shit I didn't know that. So if Jorge wins next year , they throw him right into the wolves den? Ok.....I hate this rule more then ever now. Just dumb!

the age rule is stupid , but to put this on top is ridicioulous ..
very you talents like Prado will be forced to move up at age of 18 ...
the age young kids go pro in the USA if i"m right
i hope they change this for Prado , as i recall they did it for Herlings years ago ..

if not , i cant see Prado make the switch to a 450 at age of 18 so he makes the jump to AMA and so he should

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10/4/2018 12:24 PM

I'll be watching for clarification... Of all the guys in Europe now, Prado is the one I would like to see make the move.

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10/4/2018 12:28 PM

I seem to remember Herlings being unwilling to move up for a period of time if my memory is correct. If you look at it from the FIM view, it doesn't help them far as selling the product to have a guy dominate the class for 5 years, the more parody and chance of a new champion creates more viewership. Also having the dominate mx2 rider move up to MX1 makes the top class more interesting.

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10/4/2018 12:30 PM

What a bonus for the US. Bidding war will be good for him.

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10/4/2018 12:30 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/4/2018 12:31 PM

Press516 wrote:

I'll be watching for clarification... Of all the guys in Europe now, Prado is the one I would like to see make the move.

lets see what happens when he wins it again next year ... you might think Luongo wants to keep Prado over here wink as he is expected to be the one t beat Herlings in coming years

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10/4/2018 12:52 PM

Press516 wrote:

I'll be watching for clarification... Of all the guys in Europe now, Prado is the one I would like to see make the move.

RichardLoots wrote:

lets see what happens when he wins it again next year ... you might think Luongo wants to keep Prado over here wink as he is expected to be the one t beat Herlings in coming years

I think that's the plan too.....but it'll be about 4 years to early in my opinion. I see Jeffrey owning that class for a good 3 - 5 years to be honest ( Minus any injuries )....which would be perfect timing fopr someone like Jorge to move up. That " 2 championship " rule is just stupid in my opinion. And I wouldn't blame him one bit if he came here to race instead. Such an awesome kid , and it'll be a shame if the GP's lose him over that dumb rule.

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

10/4/2018 12:59 PM

Bring him over!!

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10/4/2018 1:04 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/4/2018 1:04 PM

jeffro503 wrote:

I think that's the plan too.....but it'll be about 4 years to early in my opinion. I see Jeffrey owning that class for a good 3 - 5 years to be honest ( Minus any injuries )....which would be perfect timing fopr someone like Jorge to move up. That " 2 championship " rule is just stupid in my opinion. And I wouldn't blame him one bit if he came here to race instead. Such an awesome kid , and it'll be a shame if the GP's lose him over that dumb rule.

Does the same rule exist in SX for the 250F’s? (Minus the age part)

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10/4/2018 1:07 PM

jeffro503 wrote:

Is that 2 championship rule true Richard?

RichardLoots wrote:

yeah its true .. unreal but so true

MX2: Minimum age of riders: 15 years;
maximum age: 23 years
The maximum age limit of 23 years for riders in the MX2
class is not applicable to women riders
Riders who have won two FIM MX2 World
Championships or reached the age of 23 are no longer
eligible to participate in the MX2 class
• Riders must have an FIM World Championship licence

Bonanza69 wrote:

If so,why has Herlings 3 worldtitles in the mx2?I thought the rule was changed to keep Herlings in europe?

That's what I thought too. I thought they changed it for Jeffrey. So after Jeffrey moved up did they change the rule back? It's crazy to think that they'll force an 18 year old up to MX1. If that's the case, he'd be crazy not to come to the USA.

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10/4/2018 1:36 PM

Rules are there to be changed.

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10/4/2018 1:52 PM

Robgvx wrote:

Rules are there to be changed.

Just like the GP and MXoN schedule ? TBD !

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10/4/2018 1:57 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/4/2018 1:57 PM

RichardLoots wrote:

how to get rid of young talents ...well done Luongo

Good for us over here.

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10/4/2018 1:58 PM

In past years he had mentioned he wants to go to the US. Has been training with the Troy Lee team for a winter too

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10/4/2018 2:07 PM

RichardLoots wrote:

yeah its true .. unreal but so true

MX2: Minimum age of riders: 15 years;
maximum age: 23 years
The maximum age limit of 23 years for riders in the MX2
class is not applicable to women riders
Riders who have won two FIM MX2 World
Championships or reached the age of 23 are no longer
eligible to participate in the MX2 class
• Riders must have an FIM World Championship licence

Bonanza69 wrote:

If so,why has Herlings 3 worldtitles in the mx2?I thought the rule was changed to keep Herlings in europe?

agn5009 wrote:

That's what I thought too. I thought they changed it for Jeffrey. So after Jeffrey moved up did they change the rule back? It's crazy to think that they'll force an 18 year old up to MX1. If that's the case, he'd be crazy not to come to the USA.

Yup. It changed back after Herlings went to MXGP.

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10/4/2018 2:23 PM

jeffro503 wrote:

Is that 2 championship rule true Richard?

RichardLoots wrote:

yeah its true .. unreal but so true

MX2: Minimum age of riders: 15 years;
maximum age: 23 years
The maximum age limit of 23 years for riders in the MX2
class is not applicable to women riders
Riders who have won two FIM MX2 World
Championships or reached the age of 23 are no longer
eligible to participate in the MX2 class
• Riders must have an FIM World Championship licence

jeffro503 wrote:

Holy shit I didn't know that. So if Jorge wins next year , they throw him right into the wolves den? Ok.....I hate this rule more then ever now. Just dumb!

But in the other hand you get twats calling people a sandbagger for staying in the class after winning titles even though they didn't have to move up...... Anybody remember that? Not aimed at you jeffro.

I think if you win a world title twice you probably do have the beating of the others. Being forced up is a hard pill to swallow and especially if he repeats next year. Thing is age doesn't really matter at that level IMO, the kid has been racing for ever and would be fine on a 450 if he had to. That or he is lost to the AMA which would be a shame.

I'm not sure if I think it's fair or not regardless of age. I'm on the fence and can see both sides easily, partly through experiencing it personally in Mtb.

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10/4/2018 2:26 PM

Motocrossjunky wrote:

In past years he had mentioned he wants to go to the US. Has been training with the Troy Lee team for a winter too

since he moved to deCarli team he has said in interviews he wasnt so sure anymore about going to USA
i think deCarli would love to see Prado take Cairoli'spot in the team and stay in MXGP for future ..


Prado: This change has been a really good change. I see things a lot different than before, and I am not sure I can find a team like this, with such a family feeling. They treat me since day one, unbelievable. So, this maybe effect my thoughts on coming seasons, or going to America. Its going to be difficult to find a team that cares so much about me. Of course, I would like to try and race supercross, but I am really comfortable right now.

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10/4/2018 3:05 PM

50/50

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10/4/2018 3:23 PM

GL will change the rules. No way he lets him walk. Didn't let Herlings walk won't do it to Prado.

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