Australian makes ground on series podium with single round remaining.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jed Beaton has said he ‘gave everything’ in search of winning the Grand Prix of Pietramurata overall, ultimately scoring a third podium of the 2020 MX2 World Championship season in P3.
Beaton was second in the opening moto and was in the frame to challenge for victory in the afternoon, needing just one more position to stand atop the podium, but crossing the line in fourth place.
That left Beaton a single point outside of the round victory, which was Jago Geerts (Monster Energy Yamaha), which was both frustrating and rewarding: “I gave everything I had in that second moto. I knew the overall was there and I just rode as hard as I could, but it wasn’t to be.
“It’s disappointing that I couldn’t get it done but at the same time I’m happy to be back on the podium. It’s great for the team too, they’ve been working really hard and it’s nice to pay them back with a solid result. One more round to go, so I’m looking to end the season with another podium.”
This latest result of Beaton sees him fourth in the championship standings with just one round remaining, only 13 points outside of Yamaha rider Maxime Renaux, who currently holds third position entering the Grand Prix of Garda Trentino this Sunday.