News 28 May 2024

Beaton in favour of series-wide two-day ProMX schedule

Factory Yamaha entry second on count-back at the fourth round.

Image: Foremost Media.

CDR Yamaha Monster Energy’s Jed Beaton has expressed he’s in favour of seeing a two-day format introduced across the full Penrite ProMX Championship following Maitland’s multi-day event on the weekend.

The ProMX series is largely staged over a single day with only two of eight rounds hosting the two-day schedule – Maitland, and the season-finale at Queensland Moto Park.

Beaton, a former MXGP regular, has a wealth of experience racing two-day formats from his time in the world championship, and believes it would be of benefit to the domestic series here in Australia.

“From my side as a rider, I think it’s great,” Beaton declared to MotoOnline. “Even if we didn’t do a moto, just to do riding on a Saturday and give us some time on the track, you can adjust some things if you’re not comfortable.

“The sport in general would probably grow, you could put the amateurs on the day before and one race on Sunday – then we might be able to make our races 30 minutes instead of 25 [minutes].

“It’s quite good on my side of things, but it’s obviously a big change if the whole series was to do that every round – I think it’s good, but for the teams and everyone who has to put up the money, I don’t know.”

Beaton was credited second overall on count-back at Maitland’s fourth round, equalling on points with MX1 championship leader Kyle Webster (Honda Racing). He currently trails the Western Australian by one point as the series heads to Murray Bridge, South Australia, on 23 June.