Honda Racing Family member; Jed Beaton, made an impressive debut this weekend in his first MX2 race with HRC at the MXGP of Czech Republic.

Having not been overly pleased with his qualifying result yesterday and with a better understanding of the MX2 class, Beaton went out today to show HRC what he is capable of. His start in the first race was poor and made more difficult with a sodden track which; mid-pack, left riders caked in mud. Having used all his tear-offs whilst battling for positions, he stripped his goggles off 15 minutes into the race and fought on to take 14th. Jed performed much better in his second race, having a bad start but managing to quickly cut his way through the pack, Beaton quickly got into 12th place. From there he went from strength to strength, with lap times increasing as the race went on and latching onto other MX2 riders his determination and consistency earnt him a well-deserved ninth place finish.

Michele Cervllin had been suffering all weekend with sickness but had decided to race today despite feeling under the weather. As the rain poured down before the first race, Cervellin got on better in the slushy mud. Not getting the best start due to having last gate pick, Cervellin picked good lines through the mud to finish 13th. Having used up all his energy in the first race, the Italian then faded slightly in the second race but pulled it back in the end to take 14th.

The series now takes a one week break before Jed Beaton remounts the CRF250RW machine to return for his second MX2 race.

Michele Cervellin 747

Today was a difficult race as I didn't qualifying yesterday due to being ill but today the actual racing was a little bit better than yesterday. The racing wasn't actually that good but I got some points for the championship. Weirdly I was actually really sick in the Loket round last year too and ended up in hospital. We have one week free now so I will get back and do some more training in the sand ready for Lommel.

Jed Beaton

Today was a good day for me. Like I said I wanted to improve every time I rode and that is exactly what I did this weekend. I know I just need to improve my starts as I didn't have a good gate today and as a result I had to put in a lot of extra work to get the results. In the first race, I had to lose my goggles 15 minutes into the race but the race was not so bad. The second race the track had dried out and it was so much better and it was a better result. I just tried to ride consistently ride and maintain my speed and positions. 

Roger Harvey

HRC Advisor - MXGP

Jeds results were quite impressive today considering he had poor starts in both races. The first start was worse for him but the second race still left him with a lot of work to do on a track that was exceptionally difficult to pass on. I am really pleased with the way he rode today.
Strangely enough like last year, Miki was ill again here at Loket. Last year he ended up in hospital on a drip for rehydration, this year he had an issue with his tonsils which meant he had very little sleep and a high temperature so his results today were all that could be expected, in light of these issues.

MX2 2017
Race Round 13   Czech Republic

Race 1

Sunny
Humidity
66%
Air Temp
21°C
Track Cond
Hard Packed/ wet
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Covington Thomas 64 USA 25 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 35:24.193
2 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +10.380
3 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +16.628
4 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +20.439
5 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 16 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +21.297
6 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA 15 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +22.144
7 Bogers Brian 5 NDL 14 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +39.982
8 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS 13 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +41.061
9 Hsu Brian 81 GER 12 Husqvarna Maurer-gep Racing Team Husqvarna +42.595
10 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 11 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:02.800
11 Weltin Marshal 56 USA 10 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +1:24.376
12 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 RSA 9 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +1:28.375
13 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 8 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +1:32.203
14 Beaton Jed AUS 7 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +1:33.294
15 Larranaga Olano Iker 66 SPA 6 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:47.274
16 Fernandez Ruben SPA 5 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:55.850
17 Vaessen Bas 98 NDL 4 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +1:59.504
18 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 3 LRT KTM KTM -1 lap
19 Sikyna Richard 102 SLK 2 Wildcard Rider KTM -1 lap
20 De Waal Micha-Boy 95 NDL 1 Vamo Racing Team Honda -1 lap
MX2 2017
Race Round 13   Czech Republic

Race 2

Sunny/Dry
Humidity
48%
Air Temp
22°C
Track Cond
Hard packed/Stony
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:26.231
2 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 22 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +1.763
3 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA 20 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +2.702
4 Bogers Brian 5 NDL 18 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +13.398
5 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 16 LRT KTM KTM +20.078
6 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 15 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +23.970
7 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 14 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +26.308
8 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS 13 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +27.890
9 Beaton Jed AUS 12 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +34.264
10 Covington Thomas 64 USA 11 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +43.453
11 Weltin Marshal 56 USA 10 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +54.217
12 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 9 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +56.853
13 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 8 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:02.397
14 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 7 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +1:13.840
15 Lesiardo Morgan 44 ITA 6 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:15.416
16 van Doninck Brent 172 BEL 5 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:16.303
17 Watson Ben 919 GBR 4 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +1:18.224
18 Hsu Brian 81 GER 3 Husqvarna Maurer-gep Racing Team Husqvarna +1:21.047
19 Rubini Stephen 118 FRA 2 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:22.014
20 Vaessen Bas 98 NDL 1 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +1:22.624
Location Information

Československé armády 350/40, 357 33 Loket, Czech Republic - View in Google Maps