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Jed Beaton Remains Positive Despite Trying Day At MXGP of Great Britain

Author: Garry Morrow

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Jed Beaton sits 10th in the MX2 championship after two rounds, Photo: Juan Pablo Acevedo

Jed Beaton has completed a difficult day of racing at round two of the FIM MX2 Motocross World Championship at the popular Matterley Basin circuit in the UK.

The opening MX2 race of the day was shaping up for Beaton to deliver a strong result. A great start saw the Australian in fourth place for the opening five laps, well on pace with the leading riders. Frustratingly, Jed caught the edge of a braking bump while closing in on Thibault Benistant in third, which resulted in a sizable crash and a damaged motorcycle. Lining up for race two, Beaton was shuffled back in the early stages of the moto before a race-long charge saw him cross the finish line in eighth place, concluding the round with 12th overall.

“As soon as I went out for the first lap in practice I felt great on my bike,” Beaton explained. “I loved the track and then in race one things were going really good. I got into fourth and was just biding my time, finding some good lines and letting the track dry out before making a charge. Unfortunately, I caught a bump wrong and had a pretty big crash. I hit my head and my bike was too bent up to continue. It’s a real shame as up until that point I felt awesome out there. In race two I lined up to give it a good go and finished eighth. Not where we want to be but it’s early in the season and there’s a long way to go. My starts were good so despite the crash there are some positives to take away from this weekend.”

Beaton will be back on track at the MXGP of Italy, round three of the series on July 4.

After crashing in the first moto Beaton rebounded strongly in the second. Photo: Juan Pablo Acevedo

MX2 – Grand Prix Race 1 – Top 10 Classification:
1 Maxime Renaux (FRA, Yamaha), 37:05.389
2 Ruben Fernandez (ESP, Honda), +0:02.590
3 Mathys Boisrame (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:02.737
4 Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, KTM), +0:04.269
5 Thibault Benistant (FRA, Yamaha), +0:05.951
6 Simon Laengenfelder (GER, GASGAS), +0:15.108
7 Jago Geerts (BEL, Yamaha), +0:21.278
8 Roan Van De Moosdijk (NED, Kawasaki), +0:22.675
9 Mikkel Haarup (DEN, Kawasaki), +0:27.678
10 Wilson Todd (AUS, Kawasaki), +0:44.740

MX2 – Grand Prix Race 2 – Top 10 Classification:
1 Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, KTM), 36:34.006
2 Maxime Renaux (FRA, Yamaha), +0:02.407
3 Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), +0:04.397
4 Roan Van De Moosdijk (NED, Kawasaki), +0:09.087
5 Simon Laengenfelder (GER, GASGAS), +0:10.791
6 Ruben Fernandez (ESP, Honda), +0:15.057
7 Mathys Boisrame (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:24.453
8 Jed Beaton (AUS, Husqvarna), +0:25.214
9 Thibault Benistant (FRA, Yamaha), +0:29.094
10 Isak Gifting (SWE, GASGAS), +0:33.158

MX2 – GP Top 10 Classification:
1 Maxime Renaux (FRA, YAM), 47 points
2 Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, KTM), 43 Points
3 Ruben Fernandez (ESP, HON), 37 Points
4 Mathys Boisrame (FRA, KAW), 34 Points
5 Roan Van De Moosdijk (NED, KAW), 31 Points
6 Simon Laengenfelder (GER, GAS), 31 Points
7 Thibault Benistant (FRA, YAM), 28 Points
8 Wilson Todd (AUS, KAW), 21 Points
9 Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), 20 Points
10 Bastian Boegh Damm (DEN, KTM), 15 Points

MX2 – World Championship Top 10 Classification:
1 Ruben Fernandez (ESP, HON), 79 points
2 Maxime Renaux (FRA, YAM), 74 Points
3 Mathys Boisrame (FRA, KAW), 74 Points
4 Roan Van De Moosdijk (NED, KAW), 67 Points
5 Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, KTM), 66 Points
6 Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), 54 Points
7 Simon Laengenfelder (GER, GAS), 53 Points
8 Tom Vialle (FRA, KTM), 50 Points
9 Thibault Benistant (FRA, YAM), 48 Points
10 Jed Beaton (AUS, HUS), 37 Points

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