News 17 Jun 2019

Beaton pushes through illness in MXGP of Latvia top 10

Australian contender pleased to salvage points in tough weekend.

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Former Australian MX2 champion Jed Beaton pushed through illness at yesterday’s ninth round of the 2019 MX2 World Championship in Latvia, salvaging a top 10 overall placing in an admittedly tough weekend.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider said he did all he could in the pair of motos, ultimately lodging a 10-13 results sheet for 10th overall.

The Tasmanian, who missed the season-opener with injury and has since played catch up in the following rounds, is ranked 13th in the championship standings.

“It’s been a really tough GP for me, but I’m pleased I came away with points in both motos,” said Beaton. “I got sick with the flu on Thursday before the race and I really struggled with a fever and low energy. I worked hard during the qualification race and did all that I could during today’s motos.”

The world championship now heads to Teutschenthal in Germany, which marks the end of a three-week stint with consecutive rounds.

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