Jed Beaton took an incredible third place overall on the new CRF250RW today at the final MXGP of the season in Villars Sous Ecot.

With track conditions similar to that of yesterdays qualify race, the first race was a spectacle, with only the top six riders making it round the track. Beaton was one of those riders after an excellent start meant he quickly got into fourth place and out of trouble. The Aussie tussled his Honda through the mud, staying smooth and controlled in the treacherous conditions. His consistency was rewarded as he took third place, gapping fourth by 20 seconds.

In the second race, another good start got him into the top five and he sat just inside this for the majority of the race. Then; on the last lap, Beaton passed Seewer for fourth which was enough for him to take third overall, his best result in his racing career to date.

Jed Beaton

My Saturday went pretty good, I had a good qualifying race which meant I had a good gate pick and that helped a lot. My starts this weekend were a lot better too. I was a bit lucky with Seewer crashing on the last lap of the second race as that enabled me to get third overall. I wasn’t originally going to race in MX2 this weekend but thankfully Carglass Honda released me and allowed me to take up the opportunity and I am really grateful for that. To get third overall in my fourth ever MX2 race is a really awesome feeling, it was awesome to see the team so pumped about it and they have been so good at setting the bike up for me as I only raced it for the first time in Assen last weekend.

Roger Harvey

HRC Advisor - MXGP

It has been a very pleasing day for us today in what were extremely difficult conditions. It was the same for every rider but in order to survive you need to remain consistent and Jed did just that. He had only been put on the CRF250RW last week in Assen for the first time, we essentially just threw him on it but he has just gelled with it. The podium result today is proof of that and a great way to end the season for everyone. We couldn’t have asked more of him, it was a great effort. Thank you to everybody, the team, the HRC technicians from Japan and of course Jed himself. Extra special thanks have to go to Carglass Honda for releasing him to us this weekend.

MX2 2017
Race Round 19   France

Race 1

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Covington Thomas 64 USA 25 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 36:11.422
2 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 22 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +8.614
3 Beaton Jed AUS 20 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +20.237
4 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS 18 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +53.472
5 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +2:11.199
6 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 15 LRT KTM KTM +2:16.250
7 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 14 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna - 1 lap
8 Watson Ben 919 GBR 13 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM - 1 lap
9 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 12 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha - 2 laps
10 Klingsheim Magne 67 NOR 11 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki - 2 laps
11 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 10 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki - 2 laps
12 Gole Anton 297 SWE 9 CEC Husqvarna Sweden Husqvarna - 2 laps
13 Renkens Nathan 83 BEL 8 Wildcard Rider KTM - 4 laps
14 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 7 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM - 4 laps
15 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 6 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM - 4 laps
16 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 5 STC Racing Husqvarna - 4 laps
17 Bogers Brian 5 NDL 4 Team HRC - MXGP Honda - 5 laps
18 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 RSA 3 Team HRC - MX2 Honda - 6 laps
19 Rubini Stephen 118 FRA 2 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki - 6 laps
20 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 1 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna - 7 laps
MX2 2017
Race Round 19   France

Race 2

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS 25 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki 34:29.429
2 Covington Thomas 64 USA 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +6.026
3 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +31.358
4 Beaton Jed AUS 18 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +32.182
5 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 16 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +36.050
6 Bogers Brian 5 NDL 15 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +46.028
7 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 14 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +46.764
8 Pootjes Davy 46 NDL 13 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM +1:04.132
9 Rubini Stephen 118 FRA 12 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:10.619
10 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 RSA 11 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +1:14.259
11 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 10 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:20.649
12 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 9 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:23.806
13 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 8 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:30.100
14 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 7 STC Racing Husqvarna +1:54.700
15 Watson Ben 919 GBR 6 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +1:58.237
16 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 5 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +3:33.436
17 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 4 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM - 1 lap
18 Gole Anton 297 SWE 3 CEC Husqvarna Sweden Husqvarna - 1 lap
19 Klingsheim Magne 67 NOR 2 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki - 1 lap
20 De Waal Micha-Boy 95 NDL 1 Vamo Racing Team Honda - 1 lap
Location Information

Villars-sous-Écot, France - View in Google Maps