But Prado has come a long way since then and has now exploded into the top tier of the sport after winning back-to-back MX2 world titles in 2018 and 2019.
In this video we can follow the determined young KTM rider as he gets to grips with the heightened intensity of riding in MXGP in 2020 and again this season.
Prado capitalises on the COVID-10 pandemic interruption to raise his fitness game, but can he come back stronger than before to live up to the hype?
This episode also shines a light on Prado’s unique family life, where his dedicated father moved their life from Spain to Belgium at an early age so that young Jorge could break into professional riding.
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