News 29 Jun 2022

Opening moto promise there for Beaton in Indonesia

Top 10 moto score best result since return from injury.

Image: Full Spectrum Media.

F&H Kawasaki rider Jed Beaton showed promise in the opening moto at the MXGP of Indonesia as he returned to the top 10 in the sweltering conditions at Samota-Sumbawa.

Tenth place in moto one marks Beaton’s strongest result since returning in Spain from a shoulder injury sustained during round two of the 2022 MXGP World Championship at Mantova.

The number 14 ran as high as sixth in Indonesia before suffering from the heat in the closing stages of the first race, the effects ultimately carrying over to moto two where he crossed the line 14th.

“The layout of the track looked really nice when we arrived even though it’s rocky underneath,” Beaton reflected. “I ran up front for twenty minutes in the first moto – that was really positive – but then the heat got to me so I went into the second race on the back foot as I’m still not back to 100 percent.”

Beaton graduated to the premier class this year and started the season in fine form with sixth overall in Great Britain. After injuring his shoulder in Italy, he raced in the following three rounds before deciding in the lead-up to the MXGP of Latvia to take time out to streamline his recovery.

Since returning at intu Xanadú – Arroyomolinos, the Australian has fought to regain fitness and has gradually improved his results.