News 19 Sep 2016

Collarbone injury rules Beaton out of MXoN

Last minute MX2 replacement yet to be determined.

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

DPH Motorsport’s Jed Beaton has been ruled out of the 2016 Motocross of Nations (MXoN) following a practice crash which has resulted in the recently crowned Australian motocross champion suffering a fractured collarbone.

Beaton revealed the news via a brief announcement on his social media pages, stating his disappointment as he will no longer be able to represent his country at the prestigious event.

“Devastated to say I won’t be throwing on the green and gold to represent my country at the MXoN,” said Beaton. “I had a small crash on Friday riding at Lommel and fractured my Collarbone. [I’m] very sorry to everyone that made this possible and so sorry to let everyone down.”

It is yet to be determined who will replace Beaton at the MXoN, and although Caleb Ward and Nathan Crawford are presumably next in line, both will be unavailable for the event due to injury. An announcement from Motorcycling Australia is expected to be made in the coming days.

Beaton’s unfortunate injury marks the second year running that Australia’s MX2 representative has been injured in the lead-up to the MXoN, as 2015 Australian motocross champion Jay Wilson was sidelined from the event last year following a crash while in preparations for the event.