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Jed Beaton just misses the podium at the MXGP of Great Britain

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Jed Beaton went 2-6 for fourth overall at the opening round of the 2020 MX2 FIM Motocross World Championship.
Jed Beaton has made a solid start to the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship, narrowly missing out on an MX2 class podium finish to place a strong fourth overall at the MXGP of Great Britain.

Making a hugely positive start to his 2020 MX2 World Championship campaign, despite being frustrated at ultimately finishing just shy of a final overall podium result, Beaton delivered a stand-out performance in the day‰Ûªs opening MX2 moto. Completing the opening lap in seventh following a good start, he took a few laps to dial himself into the track before starting to move forwards on lap six.

Initially moving into fifth, just two laps later the young Australian was third and looking increasingly comfortable around the British circuit. Consistently ticking off the laps he continued to push hard and with four laps to go moved into the runner-up position behind Jago Geerts. Successfully completing the closing laps of the race, he rounded out the first MX2 moto of the year in second.

Race two saw Beaton again show good speed, taking his time to find his rhythm before moving forward two spots and looking to repeat his opening moto performance. With intermittent rain making the track slippery in places, Jed made a small mistake and fell, which dropped him back to eighth. Despite making up two positions to finish the race in sixth, his hopes of a final podium result were ended. Nevertheless, in placing fourth overall, Jed made a strong start to his 2020 campaign, showing impressive speed in both motos.
‰ÛÏIt was a good weekend for me. Fourth overall is a great result for the first Grand Prix, although I‰Ûªm a little disappointed to miss the podium because of a small crash in the second race," Beaton said.

"In the first moto I had a good start, found some nice lines and came from eighth to second, which was great. I felt good and, yeah, it was good to get that result in the books. Second moto, it took a while to settle into a rhythm and then I just washed the front wheel out in a corner, losing a few places and I finished the race in sixth. For the upcoming rounds I just need to be a little more patient. Overall, it‰Ûªs been a great day and there are plenty of positives to take into round two next weekend.‰Û
MX2 - Race 1 Results:
1. Jago Geerts (BEL, Yamaha), 36:43.110
2. Jed Beaton (AUS, Husqvarna), +0:04.920
3. Mikkel Haarup (DEN, Kawasaki), +0:08.010
4. Conrad Mewse (GBR, KTM), +0:09.481
5. Alberto Forato (ITA, Husqvarna), +0:13.963
6. Tom Vialle (FRA, KTM), +0:24.521
7. Ben Watson (GBR, Yamaha), +0:25.937
8. Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), +0:28.707
9. Roan Van De Moosdijk (NED, Kawasaki), +0:31.644
10. Ruben Fernandez (ESP, Yamaha), +0:34.181
18. Nathan Crawford
21. Wilson Todd
38. Bailey Malkiewicz

MX2 ‰ÛÒ Race 2 Results:
1. Tom Vialle (FRA, KTM), 36:05.077
2. Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), +0:01.963
3. Mikkel Haarup (DEN, Kawasaki), +0:03.508
4. Jago Geerts (BEL, Yamaha), +0:07.568
5. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, Husqvarna), +0:10.936
6. Jed Beaton (AUS, Husqvarna), +0:17.277
7. Mathys Boisrame (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:19.310
8. Maxime Renaux (FRA, Yamaha), +0:30.016
9. Alberto Forato (ITA, Husqvarna), +0:31.897
10. Nathan Crawford (AUS, Honda), +0:44.728
13. Wilson Todd
29. Bailey Malkiewicz

MX2 - GP Classification:
1. Jago Geerts (BEL, YAM), 43 points
2. Tom Vialle (FRA, KTM), 40 points
3. Mikkel Haarup (DEN, KAW), 40 points
4. Jed Beaton (AUS, HUS), 37 points
5. Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), 35 points
6. Alberto Forato (ITA, HUS), 28 points
7. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, HUS), 26 points
8. Roan Van De Moosdijk (NED, KAW), 22 points
9. Conrad Mewse (GBR, KTM), 22 points
10. Mathys Boisrame (FRA, KAW), 21 points
14. Nathan Crawford
17. Wilson Todd
32. Bailey Malkiewicz

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