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Jed Beaton makes positive start to 2020 season at Hawkstone Park International

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Jed Beaton makes positive start to 2020 season at Hawkstone Park International
Jed Beaton. Photo: Ray Archer
Australian Jed Beaton got his first taste of competition in 2020 at a wet and windy Hawkstone International with respectable fourth-place MX2 class results.

Despite hugely challenging weather and difficult, sandy track conditions Beaton showed impressive speed around the iconic British circuit. Beaton kicked his day off with a seventh-place finish in race one. Charging his way forwards from 20th, despite the near torrential rain, he broke inside the top 10 for a hard-fought seventh.

Saving his best until the day‰Ûªs second MX2 moto, Beaton had a much more straightforward race compared to the rain-lashed first race. From a mid-pack start he quickly worked his way into third and then into the runner-up position where he remained alone for many laps before eventually securing a deserved second-place result for fourth overall.
Jed Beaton makes positive start to 2020 season at Hawkstone Park International
Jed Beaton. Photo: Ray Archer
‰ÛÏToday was my first race in quite a while so I was easing myself back into it," Beaton explained. "I got off to a really bad start in race one and with the heavy rain it was a tough opening few laps. I managed to get into a rhythm and started moving forward. It was raining the whole time so it was a bit of a miserable moto, but it was good to be racing again.

"The second moto was much better. I got off to a much better start and managed to avoid some chaos in the second turn. That put me into fifth position and then I made a few passes and moved into second. By the time I got there, the leader had checked out. It was great to be in second and ride my own race, which I held to the flag.‰Û
Jed Beaton makes positive start to 2020 season at Hawkstone Park International
Jed Beaton. Photo: Ray Archer
Hawkstone Park International Overall result MX2
1. Tom Vialle (FRA) Red Bull KTM
2. Mikkel Haarup (DEN) Kawasaki
3. Rene Hofer (AUT) Red Bull KTM
4. Jed Beaton (AUS) Husqvarna
5. Kay De Wolf (NED) Husqvarna

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