Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s MX2 racer Jed Beaton has charged to a second moto MX2 victory in Mantova, MXGP. Combined with his seventh place finish in moto one, Jed landed in second overall behind his team mate Thomas Kjer Olsen .
After placing a strong seventh in moto one, Jed Beaton charged to an impressive debut MX2 moto win in Mantova. Carving a tight line around the opening turn, the Australian emerged in third place and immediately went to work. Attacking the track during the opening few laps he made the pass into second on lap two and then wasted little time taking the lead of the race with an aggressive pass at the beginning of lap three. With a clear track ahead of him, Jed controlled his nerves and raced to victory and a second-place overall result, just one point from overall winner and teammate Thomas Kjer Olsen.
Jed Beaton: “I can’t explain how happy I am to have won the second moto today. I had a great start in race two and got into the lead early on lap three. I then had a clear track and just focussed on my lines. As the race wore on I got a little nervous but kept it together. I did make a few mistakes but held on for the win. It’s been a tough year until this point and it’s all coming together now. The team have been great and I’m so happy and pleased for them, too. I’m looking forward to Wednesday now.”
MX2 – Overall
1. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 40;
2. Jed Beaton (Husqvarna) 39;
3. Ben Watson (Yamaha) 37;