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Jorge Prado Tests Positive for COVID-19 | News

Factory KTM rider Jorge Prado was unable to compete at the MXGP of Lommel after testing positive for COVID-19 and is in self-isolation.

It was reported on 24 October the MXGP class rookie tested positive for the virus, two days after winning Round 14 of the FIM Motocross World Championship at Lommel.

Jorge Prado did comment in his post-race interview he didn’t feel 100%, despite putting in a round-winning performance;

“It was a tough day and I didn’t feel 100% but I fought as much as I could. Tony and I had a good race in the second moto and I gave my ‘all’ for that victory; I’m really happy to have made it. The injuries at the start of the season meant that I missed bike time and I was racing without preparation. Now I am starting to feel better and I think it’s normal that it takes some time to get to a good level. Now we have to recover and get ready to go again on Sunday.”

KTM has stated no one team member has returned a positive test result. It is unclear when Prado will be well enough to return to racing.