Two Solid Motos Sees Jed Beaton Return To The Podium At MXGP Of Turkey


Australian Jed Beaton returned to the podium at the MXGP of Turkey with a solid pair of third places. Photo: Ray Archer.

Jed Beaton has returned to form with a strong third place overall result at the MXGP of Turkey, round eight of the 2021 MX2 World Championship.

Top-three starts, strong pace and consistent 3-3 results ensured the Australian’s second podium visit so far this season.

Kicking off the second half of the MX2 World Championship on a highly positive note, Beaton enjoyed a great jump off the start in race one, briefly moving into second place before dropping back just one spot to third. He was then engaged in a race-long battle for the runner-up position with Mattia Guadagnini, frustratingly unable to find a way past the Italian. Nevertheless, an opening moto third was a strong start to the GP for Beaton.

Following the gate drop for race two, Beaton once again started up front, very nearly taking the holeshot before slotting into second place. The 23-year-old would then lose a position to Tom Vialle on lap five, before battling throughout the remaining laps of the race with Guadagnini for the final spot on the podium. This time, he came out on top to secure third in the moto and with it claimed third overall.

“It feels really good to be back on the podium,” Beaton enthused. “It had been a bit of an up and down year heading into the break so to get this podium and put together two strong races, it’s the perfect start to the second half of the season. I had to really dig deep in that second moto, withstanding pressure for pretty much the whole race, so that one felt really good. The team has been amazing as always and this result sets us up really well for Wednesday. My bike was awesome, my starts were perfect and now we can just focus on the motos in a few days’ time and get back up on the box again.”

Beaton is now placed fourth in the MX2 Motocross World Championship standings.

Jed Beaton celebrates with his team after finishing third at the MXGP of Turkey. Photo: Ray Archer

2021 Bitci MXGP of Turkey MX2 Results

MX2 – Grand Prix Race 1 – Top 10 Classification:
1 Tom Vialle (FRA, KTM), 34:00.016
2 Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, KTM), +0:05.988
3 Jed Beaton (AUS, Husqvarna), +0:07.359
4 Maxime Renaux (FRA, Yamaha), +0:16.158
5 Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), +0:27.478
6 Ruben Fernandez (ESP, Honda), +0:31.297
7 Kay de Wolf (NED, Husqvarna), +0:34.174
8 Thibault Benistant (FRA, Yamaha), +0:35.151
9 Jago Geerts (BEL, Yamaha), +0:43.644
10 Mathys Boisrame (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:50.403

MX2 – Grand Prix Race 2 – Top 10 Classification:
1 Maxime Renaux (FRA, Yamaha), 35:20.827
2 Tom Vialle (FRA, KTM), +0:01.638
3 Jed Beaton (AUS, Husqvarna), +0:11.439
4 Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, KTM), +0:12.624
5 Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), +0:28.479
6 Jago Geerts (BEL, Yamaha), +0:37.230
7 Wilson Todd (AUS, Kawasaki), +0:45.210
8 Mikkel Haarup (DEN, Kawasaki), +0:54.046
9 Kay de Wolf (NED, Husqvarna), +0:56.764
10 Thibault Benistant (FRA, Yamaha), +0:58.882

MX2 – GP Top 10 Classification:
1 Tom Vialle (FRA, KTM), 47 Points
2 Maxime Renaux (FRA, YAM), 43 Points
3 Jed Beaton (AUS, HUS), 40 Points
4 Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, KTM), 40 Points
5 Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), 32 Points
6 Jago Geerts (BEL, YAM), 27 Points
7 Kay de Wolf (NED, HUS), 26 Points
8 Wilson Todd (AUS, KAW), 24 Points
9 Thibault Benistant (FRA, YAM), 24 Points
10 Isak Gifting (SWE, GAS), 18 Points

MX2 – World Championship Top 10 Classification:
1 Maxime Renaux (FRA, YAM), 314 Points
2 Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, KTM), 277 Points
3 Jago Geerts (BEL, YAM), 262 Points
4 Jed Beaton (AUS, HUS), 237 Points
5 Ruben Fernandez (ESP, HON), 229 Points
6 Thibault Benistant (FRA, YAM), 228 Points
7 Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), 216 Points
8 Kay de Wolf (NED, HUS), 210 Points
9 Mathys Boisrame (FRA, KAW), 204 Points
10 Tom Vialle (FRA, KTM), 180 Points

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