News 27 Oct 2016

European opportunity arises for MX2 champion Beaton

Australian slated to contest EMX250 championship in 2017.

Image: MXN.

Image: MXN.

Recently crowned Australian MX2 champion Jed Beaton has revealed to his signing of a one year deal with Carglass Honda Racing to contest the EMX250 category in the 2017 European Motocross Championship.

Beaton, who competed in the Swiss round of the EMX series in August, will continue his preparations in Australia until the early months of next year before heading over to Europe to take part in the nine-round series.

“I’ve signed a deal in Europe with Carglass Honda Racing to race in the EMX250 class next year,” Beaton confirmed. “I’ll train through the off-season here because the weather is starting to get bad over there at this time, so I’ll do my pre-season at home and head over in February to March.

“The season doesn’t start in EMX until 16 April, which I’m really looking forward to. We only have around nine rounds and hopefully I’ll be able to race in MX2 as a wildcard at the European rounds that aren’t part of the EMX championship.”

Beaton was slated to represent Australia at year’s Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in Italy, although a training accident in the lead-up to the event resulted in a broken collarbone and forced him to withdraw his entry. The 18-year-old confirmed that his injury has adequately healed and will commence riding as soon as this week.

“It wasn’t a bad break, so i was able to move it and do stuff within a few weeks,” Beaton added when contacted by MotoOnline on Wednesday. “I’m meant to be picking up a bike tomorrow, so I’ll probably get back on it this weekend.”