Factory Husqvarna rider Jed Beaton raced to a strong 5-5 result for sixth overall and moving into third in the MX2 championship standings at the MXGP of Europe.
Two fifth-place finishes saw Jed Beaton maintain his recent run of consistent form while also slightly improving upon his 6-6 results from the previous round of the series. A great start translated into racing in a strong fourth place in moto one before losing one position to his teammate Kjer Olsen on lap eight. Undeterred, he was able to chase TKO home for a solid fifth-place finish.
Beaton’s second moto saw him chase his teammate, Thomas Kjer Olsen, around the sandy Mantova circuit, just as he had in moto one, while holding down fifth. Posting lap times similar to the riders in front of him, the Tasmanian was frustratingly unable to advance forwards and raced to another fifth-place finish. In doing so, Jed Beaton claimed sixth overall and reclaimed third overall in the MX2 World Championship standings.
“Today wasn’t quite what I was looking for,” said Jed Beaton. “I know I had the speed but just wasn’t able to get among the top guys. It certainly wasn’t the worst day but wasn’t the best either. I’m now back in third in the standings so I just need to work on starts, get up front early and try to get some more wins to finish the season off strong.”