News 5 Jun 2018

Beaton injuries confirmed from horrific Matterley Basin fall

Multiple leg and chest injuries for MX2 World Championship regular.

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Australian MX2 World Championship contender Jed Beaton has suffered multiple injuries in a horrific crash at the weekend’s ninth round hosted by Matterley Basin in the United Kingdom.

After lodging an impressive eighth place finish in the opening moto, the Tasmanian-native was forced to eject on one of the largest jumps on the circuit during race two, resulting in a heavy fall to the ground.

Beaton’s Kawasaki-supported outfit, F&H Racing, confirmed he sustained breaks to his left tibia and fibula, along with a broken right ankle and a number of broken ribs.

It’s understood the 20-year-old will immediately undergo surgery to repair the damage, sidelining him indefinitely and casting doubt on a possible return to racing this season.

Beaton is currently positioned sixth in the championship standings as the series recommences this weekend at Saint Jean d’Angely in France.