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Beaton takes podium and career best in French Finale | News

Jed Beaton took an incredible third place overall on the new CRF250RW today at the final MXGP of the season in Villars Sous Ecot.

With track conditions similar to that of yesterdays qualify race, the first race was a spectacle, with only the top six riders making it round the track. Beaton was one of those riders after an excellent start meant he quickly got into fourth place and out of trouble. The Aussie tussled his Honda through the mud, staying smooth and controlled in the treacherous conditions. His consistency was rewarded as he took third place, gapping fourth by 20 seconds.

In the second race, another good start got him into the top five and he sat just inside this for the majority of the race. Then; on the last lap, Beaton passed Seewer for fourth which was enough for him to take third overall, his best result in his racing career to date.

“My Saturday went pretty good, I had a good qualifying race which meant I had a good gate pick and that helped a lot,” said Beaton.

“My starts this weekend were a lot better too. I was a bit lucky with Seewer crashing on the last lap of the second race as that enabled me to get third overall. I wasn’t originally going to race in MX2 this weekend but thankfully Carglass Honda released me and allowed me to take up the opportunity and I am really grateful for that. To get third overall in my fourth ever MX2 race is a really awesome feeling, it was awesome to see the team so pumped about it and they have been so good at setting the bike up for me as I only raced it for the first time in Assen last weekend.”

MX2 Moto 1:
1. Thomas Covington (USA, Husqvarna), 36:11.422;
2. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Suzuki World MX2), +0:08.614;
3. Jed Beaton (AUS, Honda), +0:20.237;
4. Hunter Lawrence (AUS, Suzuki World MX2), +0:53.472;
5. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), +2:11.199;
6. Julien Lieber (BEL, KTM), +2:16.250;
7. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, Husqvarna), -1 lap(s);
8. Ben Watson (GBR, KTM), -1 lap(s);
9. Alvin Östlund (SWE, Yamaha), -2 lap(s);
10. Magne Klingsheim (NOR, Kawasaki), -2 lap(s);

MX2 Moto 2:
1. Hunter Lawrence (AUS, Suzuki World MX2), 34:29.429;
2. Thomas Covington (USA, Husqvarna), +0:06.026;
3. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), +0:31.358;
4. Jed Beaton (AUS, Honda), +0:32.182;
5. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Suzuki World MX2), +0:36.050;
6. Brian Bogers (NED, KTM), +0:46.028;
7. Jorge Prado Garcia (ESP, KTM), +0:48.764;
8. Davy Pootjes (NED, KTM), +1:04.132;
9. Stephen Rubini (FRA, Kawasaki), +1:10.619;
10. Calvin Vlaanderen (NED, KTM), +1:14.259.

MX2 Overall:
1. Thomas Covington (USA, HUS), 47 points;
2. Hunter Lawrence (AUS, Suzuki World MX2), 43 p.;
3. Jed Beaton (AUS, HON), 38 p.;
4. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Suzuki World MX2), 38 p.;
5. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), 36 p.;
6. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, HUS), 23 p.;
7. Brian Bogers (NED, KTM), 21 p.;
8. Jorge Prado Garcia (ESP, KTM), 21 p.;
9. Darian Sanayei (USA, KAW), 20 p.;
10. Alvin Östlund (SWE, YAM), 20 p.

MX2 Points Standings:
1. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), 771 points;
2. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Suzuki World MX2), 732 p.;
3. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, HUS), 579 p.;
4. Thomas Covington (USA, HUS), 532 p.;
5. Benoit Paturel (FRA, YAM), 504 p.;
6. Julien Lieber (BEL, KTM), 490 p.;
7. Jorge Prado Garcia (ESP, KTM), 460 p.;
8. Brian Bogers (NED, KTM), 407 p.;
9. Hunter Lawrence (AUS, Suzuki World MX2), 395 p.;
10. Brent Van doninck (BEL, YAM), 309 p.;