News 8 Sep 2017

Beaton on-track for final MX2 appearance this weekend at Assen

Australian to remain aboard 2017 CRF250RW at the 18th round.

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Australia’s 2016 MX2 champion Jed Beaton will race in his final appearance with the factory Honda HRC MX2 outfit this weekend as the MX2 World Championship heads to Assen for the 18th stop of the series.

Beaton has previously contested two round of the world series with Honda, where he was 12th and 30th overall respectively at Loket and Lommel.

The Tasmanian-native is feeling confident heading into the the weekend’s grand prix, revealing he’ll remain aboard the 2017 CRF250RW despite his teammate Michele Cervellin making the switch to the highly-anticipated 2018 model.

“The plan for this weekend is to just go out and ride like myself” Beaton told “The lead up has been going well and I’m feeling good, so I’m just looking to ride at my best – that’s the plan.

“The track actually looks quite cool and the word is there is meant to be rain this weekend, and after rain last year it was a pretty messy track. But either way, I’m looking forward to any race on the GP circuits and hopefully I can improve my previous results – that’s my goal. This weekend I’ll still be on the 2017 model, I’m used to the feeling of the bike so I’m looking forward to it.”

Beaton is a regular member of the Carglass Honda team and is currently contending the 250 division of the European Motocross Championship, which is scheduled to wrap up next week at the MXGP finale in France.