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Jed Beaton Signs with F&H Kawasaki MX2 Team for 2018 | News

Jed Beaton has landed a contract with F&H Kawasaki that will see the Australian contest the FIM MXGP MX2 Championship in 2018.

After winning the Australian MX Nationals MX2 title in 2016, Jed had the opportunity to race the EMX250 series as a rookie in 2017. Beaton put in some impressive rides throughout the course of the season and finished fourteenth in the series despite missing two rounds due to injury.

Beaton also didn’t contest the last round of the EMX250 series as he had the opportunity to race the MX2 World Championship. During the course of the season, Beaton had the opportunity to race three rounds of the MX2 World Championship so will know exactly what to expect heading into the 2018 season.

At the final round of MX2 series, Beaton impressed at Villars Sous Ecot and got himself on the podium with a third overall. The Aussie will be hoping to get back on the podium in the 2018 season with the support of the F&H Kawasaki team behind him. “I’m really excited about signing with the F&H Kawasaki Racing Team,” said Beaton. “It’s a very good team and I’m keen to see how the team and I can build coming into and through the 2018 season.”

F&H Kawasaki’s Harrie van Hout added: I’m really looking forward to start working with Jed in a few weeks when he is back from Australia. I believe he has a lot off potential since the first day I saw him riding last March in the sand. I think he showed us and the world what he’s capable off doing at the last MXGP in France when he finished third overall. We hope he can progress further like this and we can have great success together.”

Nathalie Fase finished: “We are really happy that we could sign the deal with Jed and we are looking forward for when he’s back in The Netherlands. Jed showed this year that he has the potential to run up front in the EMX250 and MX2 class. The next few months we will start to prepare for the upcoming season and we hope that Jed will continue to develop and keep the momentum going like he had towards the end off the season.”