Convincing end with another moto podium for Australian prospect.
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.”