News 19 Feb 2019

Beaton's 2019 look uncovered in factory Husqvarna MX2 launch

Australian set for 2019 MX2 World Championship campaign.

Image: Supplied.

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing has officially launched its team for the 2019 MX2 World Championship, uncovering the look that Australia’s Jed Beaton will sport in his maiden season with the European manufacturer.

The Tasmanian is the team’s newest recruit after becoming a revelation in last year’s championship before injury cut his campaign short, with the young Australian set to pilot FC 250 machine alongside Thomas Kjer-Olsen.

Beaton completed his first competitive hit out in eight months at the Hawkstone International MX in the United Kingdom last weekend after breaking both of his legs in 2018, making his debut with factory Husqvarna outfit.

Easing his way back into racing, the number 14 lodged 10-14 moto scores for 12th overall in the MX2 category, while he stormed to 15th in the combined Superfinal, which featured the top MX1 and MX2 riders.

The 19-round 2019 MXGP World Championship will kick off with the grand prix of Patagonia in Nequen, Argentina on 3 March.