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Jed Beaton makes progress while Lawrence sidelined with Injury | News

F&H Kawasaki's Jed Beaton put in another strong performance at the MXGP of Trentino, Italy, recording a 15-8 scorecard for 12th overall.

The opening MX2 moto was a tough race for the young Tasmanian and after coming together with another rider off the start he found himself outside the top-20. However, Beaton put on a charge and climbed through the field to finish 15th.

A better start in Moto 2 saw the Kawasaki rider battle for a top-10 placing and by the chequered flag had moved into eighth.

“This weekend wasn’t really good, in the first moto I collided with another rider and had no front brake in the race but came back from twenty eighth to fifteenth. My start in the second moto was much better and I came in the top ten within a few laps; I was seventh with sixth in front of me for most of the race but lost one position later. My second moto was much better and I ended the weekend on a pretty good note, but I expect more for the next GP in Portugal.”

Beaton now sits eighth in the MX2 championship standings.

Hunter Lawrence has suffered a setback to his championship chase as the MX2 title contender was forced to pull-out from proceedings after Saturday’s qualification race. The Australian rider had crashed in timed practice and while initial scans didn’t show too much damage, it was only after he had to stop riding in the qualifier with too much pain, that the new scans then showed that he had broken his middle metacarpal in his right hand. Obviously that means he’ll be missing Portugal but he is hopeful of a return for the Russian MXGP on May 1st.

Hunter Lawrence