Jed Beaton showed some good pace as he struggled with lingering effects from an early-season shoulder injury and heat at the MXGP of Indonesia.
In the first half of race one, Beaton advanced from eighth to sixth but the Australian ran out of energy in the heat during the final fifteen minutes to be pushed back to tenth at the chequered flag.
The second moto was difficult from the word go but he persevered to finish fourteenth for twelfth overall. He remains seventeenth in the championship standings.
“The layout of the track looked really nice when we arrived even though it’s rocky underneath,” Beaton said. “I ran up front for twenty minutes in the first moto – that was really positive – but then the heat got to me so I went into the second race on the back foot as I’m still not back to 100%.”
Beaton will be back in action as the championship heads back to Europe with the GP of the Czech Republic takes place on the weekend of July 17.