News 19 May 2015

Beaton in race against time with broken collarbone

Murray Bridge second moto crash injures Serco Yamaha rookie.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Serco Yamaha’s Jed Beaton is recovering from a broken collarbone sustained in moto two at Murray Bridge on Sunday, jeapordising his title hopes at the mid-point of the MX Nationals season.

Beaton led the season following round one at Horsham but has had mixed fortunes since, now facing a race against time to be at full fitness for Coolum’s fifth round in a fortnight.

“It was a terrible day,” Beaton explained. “Crashes, no brakes and now injury. I just want to put this behind me and get onto the next race. I’m seeing a specialist in Melbourne first thing to get my collarbone sorted and I will be back on the start line at Coolum.

“I have dropped a few points in the championship but a lot of the front guys had a tough day and this championship is still wide-open.”

Beaton is now fourth in the standings, 41 points in arrears of teammate Luke Clout as the season nears its halfway point.