Jed Beaton made his debut today for HRC on the CRF250RW at the Czech Republic MXGP in Loket overnight and had a strong finish landing inside the top 20.
After a poor start, Beaton found himself in 26th place in the first lap. The Aussie wasn‰Ûªt deterred by this though and fought his way through the pack to take an 18th place finish in qualifying.
"Qualifying wasn't too bad for me today," Beaton said. "Timed practice was pretty good for me, I was sitting in 10th until the last five minutes so I was happy with that. I was a bit off the game on the start of the qualifying race and wasn't expecting the gate to drop that early so I missed it.
"I managed to come back to 18th so it wasn't so bad. I know what i have to work on for tomorrow, so hopefully I can improve. I feel really comfortable on the bike so it is easier to go a lot faster. Tomorrow my focus is to get a good start, get some clean laps and keep it consistent.
Roger Harvey - HRC General Manager - MXGP, added, "Jed rode very well today considering this is his first experience In an MX2 race, at a new track, with a new bike. He knows that he had a weak start today but that can be worked on so I am really looking forward to seeing what he can do tomorrow."
Main Photo: Jed Beaton