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Jed Beaton Back On The Podium At The MXGP of The Netherlands

Author: Garry Morrow

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Jed Beaton delivered two strong and consistent MX2 class rides to secure well-earned 2-3 results for second overall. Photo: Juan Pablo Acevedo

Jed Beaton has claimed a highly impressive second place overall result at the MXGP of The Netherlands.

Beaton delivered two strong and consistent MX2 class rides to secure well-earned 2-3 results for second overall.

The fourth round of FIM Motocross World Championship took place in Oss, The Netherlands – a new circuit to the MXGP calendar and the first race of the season to be held on sandy terrain. With all the action taking place under warm and sunny skies, the physically demanding track ensured a challenging day of racing for all competitors.

Despite being pinched off by his rivals heading into turn one in the opening MX2 race, Beaton safely completed the first lap in 12th before working his way towards the front of the field. Using a number of creative lines to move past the riders ahead, the Australian advanced into second position with five laps to go. Continuing to push hard and use his impressive forward momentum, Beaton was unable to catch eventual race winner Jago Geerts but nevertheless claimed a well-deserved runner-up result.

Jed Beaton. Photo: Juan Pablo Acevedo

Enjoying a much better start in race two, Jed moved from seventh to third on lap one to find himself right behind his teammate Kay de Wolf. The 23-year-old then gave chase in search of taking control of the moto but just lost sight of the leading riders. Managing a comfortable gap over the riders behind him, Beaton maintained a strong pace to claim third in the moto to secure an impressive second-place overall result.

“It was a big confidence boost today and just what I needed to get my season going,” Beaton said. “It’s been a tough start and deep down I knew I could do it. Sand isn’t really my strongest surface to race on but I’ve been putting in the work in practice and it showed today. The team has been awesome and it’s great to reward them with a podium today.”

Beaton now moves to 7th in the championship, 34 points from the championship lead.

Jed Beaton. Photo: Juan Pablo Acevedo

MXGP of The Netherlands MX2 – Grand Prix Race 1 – Top Classification:
1 Jago Geerts (BEL, Yamaha), 35:07.172
2 Jed Beaton (AUS, Husqvarna), +0:06.279
3 Roan Van De Moosdijk (NED, Kawasaki), +0:10.512
4 Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), +0:24.613
5 Kay de Wolf (NED, Husqvarna), +0:24.870
6 Wilson Todd (AUS, Kawasaki), +0:28.899
7 Isak Gifting (SWE, GASGAS), +0:29.378
8 Mikkel Haarup (DEN, Kawasaki), +0:29.972
9 Maxime Renaux (FRA, Yamaha), +0:34.532
10 Ruben Fernandez (ESP, Honda), +0:38.042

MXGP of The Netherlands MX2 – Grand Prix Race 2 – Top 10 Classification:
1 Jago Geerts (BEL, Yamaha), 34:37.597
2 Kay de Wolf (NED, Husqvarna), +0:05.174
3 Jed Beaton (AUS, Husqvarna), +0:14.273
4 Maxime Renaux (FRA, Yamaha), +0:19.047
5 Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, KTM), +0:41.273
6 Thibault Benistant (FRA, Yamaha), +0:45.271
7 Ruben Fernandez (ESP, Honda), +0:50.636
8 Isak Gifting (SWE, GASGAS), +0:57.219
9 Mikkel Haarup (DEN, Kawasaki), +0:58.383
10 Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), +1:04.779

MXGP of The Netherlands MX2 – GP Top 10 Classification:
1 Jago Geerts (BEL, YAM), 50 points
2 Jed Beaton (AUS, HUS), 42 points
3 Kay de Wolf (NED, HUS), 38 points
4 Maxime Renaux (FRA, YAM), 30 points
5 Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), 29 points
6 Isak Gifting (SWE, GAS), 27 points
7 Ruben Fernandez (ESP, HON), 25 points
8 Mikkel Haarup (DEN, KAW), 25 points
9 Wilson Todd (AUS, KAW), 24 points
10 Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, KTM), 23 points

MXGP of The Netherlands MX2 – World Championship Top 10 Classification:
1 Maxime Renaux (FRA, YAM), 141 points
2 Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, KTM), 136 points
3 Ruben Fernandez (ESP, HON), 133 points
4 Mathys Boisrame (FRA, KAW), 124 points
5 Roan Van De Moosdijk (NED, KAW), 119 points
6 Jago Geerts (BEL, YAM), 117 points
7 Jed Beaton (AUS, HUS), 109 points
8 Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), 108 points
9 Thibault Benistant (FRA, YAM), 103 points
10 Kay de Wolf (NED, HUS), 87 points

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