“When they told me I had won the grand prize, it was crazy.” It was not be for lowerly. Ruben Fernandez He was racing his first round of the World Championship as an official Honda rider, “a dream come true” as he told AS in the run-up to the MXGP of Argentina, and surely it would have been difficult for him to imagine a better start. Just like the rest of the Spanish fans who were able to enjoy a podium featuring the man from Vigo and Jorge Prado in a most exciting start to the season for the national motocross.
Everything was left in the hands of the Galicians: the victory of the classification, of the first round and the leadership of the World Cup for Jorge; and the second race and the grand prix win for Rubén. It could have been better? Yes, if in the first race the one from Honda hadn’t crashed when he was second and if in the next one the one from GasGas hadn’t found himself locked up at the start surrounded by battles that delayed him. But you can’t ask for more for the premiere of MXGP from which both came first and second separated by two points (50 and 48).
“It’s incredible to have won this race and the grand prix, especially after the crash in the first round,” an euphoric Fernández was right to say after opening as a double-entry winner, an achievement that made him think about the road traveled up to that moment. : “It’s been a long journey to get here, and I couldn’t be happier with how things have gone. It’s been great working with the whole HRC team, it already feels like family and getting all your support means a lot to me. It’s a special feeling and I’m really very happy.”
Prado also finished with a smile: “I think I need to be happy after winning the classification and the first round”. Although he admits that “the second was not perfect”, but he ended up “very happy” with his driving. And above all he is “happy, very happy that the next race will be on sand.” “I feel very good in those conditions. Hopefully we can extend our lead in the championship.” says the two-time MX2 champion who is already thinking about the next World Cup stop in Sardinia (March 25 and 26) where he will arrive with the red plate. Surely the two will be protagonists again.