News 6 Jul 2017

Beaton undergoes successful surgery on collarbone injury

Australian talent expecting riding return this week.

Source: Supplied.

Australian international Jed Beaton has undergone surgery to repair a broken collarbone sustained in a practice session at Ottobiano’s sixth round of the European Motocross Championship last month.

The Tasmanian has been absent from the last two rounds in an effort to recover, however he’s adamant he’ll be back on his Carglass Honda CRF250R as soon as this week.

“It’s healing good now,” Beaton told to “I got surgery last Monday afternoon and I was doing push ups yesterday, so I’ll definitely be riding this week, other than that, I’m all good.”

The youthful talent expressed the steep learning curve he’s been experiencing throughout his rookie season in Europe, highlighting his improvement in the hotly-contested EMX250 category.

“There’s lots to learn for sure, especially the tracks and how to ride them good,” he continued. “EMX is really good, everyone is sort of just going for it and it’s all about a start to be honest – if you put yourself in good position in the first three laps, then it makes life easier.

“I was just starting to get better starts and better in the first few laps too, so I was really excited to try improve on the those two races that I missed.”

With over six weeks until the next stop on the EMX250 calendar, Beaton has adequate time to heal and be prepared for the final rounds of the season.