Milestone achievement for Australian export in the world championship.
Australian international Jed Beaton was able to keep it together despite nerves rising on his way to a first moto win in the MX2 World Championship, reaching an important milestone at Mantova.
Beaton, 22, is in his fourth season of competing in Europe, including three in the MX2 category and overcoming a mixture of injuries in that time.
The MXGP of Lombardia marked Beaton’s second overall podium result in a row, improving from third at the Emilia Romagna round to second with 7-2 finishes on Sunday behind Rockstar Energy Husqvarna teammate Thomas Kjer Olsen.
“I can’t explain how happy I am to have won the second moto today,” Beaton commented. “I had a great start in race two and got into the lead early on lap three – I then had a clear track and just focussed on my lines.
“As the race wore on I got a little nervous, but kept it together. I did make a few mistakes but held on for the win. It’s been a tough year until this point and it’s all coming together now. The team have been great and I’m so happy and pleased for them, too. I’m looking forward to Wednesday now.”
Beaton is now sitting fourth in the current MX2 World Championship standings, 100 points outside of red plate-holder Tom Vialle (Red Bull KTM) following the opening nine rounds of the season.