Beaton made his debut today for HRC on the CRF250RW in Loket and had a strong finish in his first MX2 race inside the top 20.

After a poor start, Beaton found himself in 26th place in the first lap. The Aussie wasn’t deterred by this though and fought his way through the pack to take an 18th place finish in qualifying.

Michele Cervellin despite being severely under the weather this weekend initially started the qualifying race well in 11th place. The Italian looked like he would finish inside the top 12 until he crashed in a corner and he retired from the race. He will be resting up tonight in the hope that he feels better for tomorrows race.

The first MX2 race starts at 13h15 local time on Sunday 23rd July.

Michele Cervellin 747

I have been feeling really under the weather the last 24hours which hasn't helped me today. I went out in practice and just didn't ride like myself. When it came down to the race I didn't actually have a bad start and I was holding 11th until I crashed. I tried to get back into it again but I was just exhausted so I retired from the race. I hope I feel better tomorrow for when it matters.

Jed Beaton

Qualifying wasn't too bad for me today. Timed practice was pretty good for me, I was sitting in 10th until the last five minutes so I was happy with that. I was a bit off the game on the start of the qualifying race and wasn't expecting the gate to drop that early so I missed it. I managed to come back to 18th so it wasn't so bad. I know what i have to work on for tomorrow, so hopefully I can improve. I feel really comfortable on the bike so it is easier to go a lot faster. Tomorrow my focus is to get a good start, get some clean laps and keep it consistent.

Roger Harvey

HRC Advisor - MXGP

Jed rode very well today considering this is his first experience In an MX2 race, at a new track, with a new bike. He knows that he had a weak start today but that can be worked on so I am really looking forward to seeing what he can do tomorrow.
Unfortunately, Miki has been suffering this weekend with an illness so after his crash today he was wiped out. He is on antibiotics so hopefully with some rest tonight he will be able to come back stronger tomorrow.

MX2 2017
Qualifying Round 13   Czech Republic

Qualifying

Sunny/Dry
Humidity
80%
Air Temp
26°C
Track Cond
Hard packed
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 23:42.845
2 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +11.512
3 Covington Thomas 64 USA Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +13.182
4 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +21.032
5 Sanayei Darian 57 USA Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +26.198
6 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +27.791
7 Bogers Brian 5 NDL Team HRC - MXGP Honda +28.790
8 Watson Ben 919 GBR Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +33.166
9 Vaessen Bas 98 NDL Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +37.872
10 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 RSA Team HRC - MX2 Honda +40.596
11 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +42.203
12 Hsu Brian 81 GER Husqvarna Maurer-gep Racing Team Husqvarna +43.451
13 Herbreteau David 338 FRA F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +44.830
14 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +45.442
15 Lieber Julien 33 BEL LRT KTM KTM +46.693
16 Jacobi Henry 29 GER STC Racing Husqvarna +49.361
17 Larranaga Olano Iker 66 SPA Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +50.720
18 Beaton Jed AUS Team HRC - MX2 Honda +54.453
19 Tropepe Giuseppe 223 ITA Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +58.785
20 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +59.840
Location Information

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