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 14

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 1 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 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +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 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +41.061
9 Hsu Brian 81 GER 12 BUD Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki +42.595
10 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 11 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +1:02.800
11 Weltin Marshal 56 USA 10 Jumbo No Fear Vamo Honda Team Honda +1:24.376
12 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 RSA 9 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +1:28.375
13 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 8 Team Martin Racing Honda Honda +1:32.203
14 Beaton Jed 14 AUS 7 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:33.294
15 Larranaga Olano Iker 66 SPA 6 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:47.274
16 Fernandez Ruben 70 SPA 5 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:55.850
17 Vaessen Bas 98 NDL 4 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:59.504
18 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 3 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki -1 lap
19 Sikyna Richard 102 SLK 2 JD 191 KTM Racing Team KTM -1 lap
20 De Waal Micha-Boy 34 NDL 1 Jumbo No Fear Vamo Honda 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 1 LAT 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:26.231
2 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 22 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +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 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +20.078
6 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 15 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +23.970
7 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 14 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +26.308
8 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS 13 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +27.890
9 Beaton Jed 14 AUS 12 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +34.264
10 Covington Thomas 64 USA 11 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +43.453
11 Weltin Marshal 56 USA 10 Jumbo No Fear Vamo Honda Team Honda +54.217
12 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 9 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +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 Martin Racing Honda Honda +1:13.840
15 Lesiardo Morgan 44 ITA 6 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:15.416
16 van Doninck Brent 172 BEL 5 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:16.303
17 Watson Ben 919 GBR 4 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:18.224
18 Hsu Brian 81 GER 3 BUD Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:21.047
19 Rubini Stephen 118 FRA 2 KTM Silver Action KTM +1:22.014
20 Vaessen Bas 98 NDL 1 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:22.624
Location Information

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