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 14

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 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha 36:11.422
2 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 22 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +8.614
3 Beaton Jed 14 AUS 20 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +20.237
4 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS 18 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +53.472
5 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 16 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team GasGas +2:11.199
6 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 15 JM Honda Racing Honda +2:16.250
7 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 14 Team Diga-Procross KTM - 1 lap
8 Watson Ben 919 GBR 13 Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP Kawasaki - 1 lap
9 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 12 JK Racing Yamaha Active Yamaha - 2 laps
10 Klingsheim Magne 67 NOR 11 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki - 2 laps
11 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 10 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki - 2 laps
12 Gole Anton 297 SWE 9 JWR Honda Racing Honda - 2 laps
13 Renkens Nathan 83 BEL 8 NR83 KTM - 4 laps
14 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 7 Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing GasGas - 4 laps
15 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 6 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki - 4 laps
16 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 5 JM Honda Racing Honda - 4 laps
17 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 4 Standing Construct Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Husqvarna - 5 laps
18 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 3 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha - 6 laps
19 Rubini Stephen 161 FRA 2 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda - 6 laps
20 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 1 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM - 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 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda 34:29.429
2 Covington Thomas 64 USA 22 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha +6.026
3 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 20 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team GasGas +31.358
4 Beaton Jed 14 AUS 18 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +32.182
5 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +36.050
6 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 15 Standing Construct Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Husqvarna +46.028
7 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 14 Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing GasGas +46.764
8 Pootjes Davy 46 NDL 13 JWR Honda Racing Honda +1:04.132
9 Rubini Stephen 161 FRA 12 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +1:10.619
10 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 11 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha +1:14.259
11 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 10 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:20.649
12 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 9 Team Diga-Procross KTM +1:23.806
13 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 8 JK Racing Yamaha Active Yamaha +1:30.100
14 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 7 JM Honda Racing Honda +1:54.700
15 Watson Ben 919 GBR 6 Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP Kawasaki +1:58.237
16 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 5 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +3:33.436
17 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 4 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki - 1 lap
18 Gole Anton 297 SWE 3 JWR Honda Racing Honda - 1 lap
19 Klingsheim Magne 67 NOR 2 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki - 1 lap
20 De Waal Micha-Boy 34 NDL 1 Jumbo No Fear Vamo Honda Team Honda - 1 lap
Location Information

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