News 9 Nov 2020

Fourth in final MX2 standings ‘a positive’ declares Beaton

Convincing end with another moto podium for Australian prospect.

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Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Jed Beaton has declared his MX2 World Championship campaign as ‘a positive’ one after sealing fourth in the final point-standings and establishing himself as a legitimate front-runner in 2020.

Beaton scored fourth in the championship with three podiums overall, highlighted by nine moto podium results in what was a breakout season for the Australian.

“It’s been a long season, many ups and downs, but all in all it’s been a positive year for me and the team,” Beaton reflected. “Having completed a full season I know what it takes now and I know what I need to work on over the winter ahead of 2021. I’m actually really glad that we got a season in as at one point it looked like we weren’t going racing at all.

“The three GPs in a week, that was different, racing so frequently was different, but it was always a good time and it’s been a lot of work for the team as well as myself. The team has done a phenomenal job with such a tight schedule. It can’t have been easy so credit to them, they’ve done an awesome job.”

The final round at Garda Trentino ended on a strong note for the 22-year-old, taking seventh in moto one, but being able to rebound in moto two with a tight runner-up result and fourth for the round. Beaton was fourth overall for the weekend to cap-off the year.

“It’s been great to end the year with a runner-up finish in the last moto of the season,” he added “I had a great start and challenged for the win, so it’s positive to end the season like this. It’s a shame about the first moto, but moto two proved I can be up there with a good start.”