HRC MX2 riders Jed Beaton #14 and Michele Cervellin #747 had a steady start to the MXGP of Belgium today on their CRF250RW’s as they both finished inside the top 20.

After putting in some work this week, Jed had a strong start out the gate, managing to keep with the pack. With a track that is already a challenge, the start made his life easier by avoiding having to work his way through the group. The Aussie had a consistent race, pushing for places through the sodden Belgium sands. After a small mistake which threw his rhythm mid race, Jed came in 15th.

Michele initially had a nightmare at the start of the race. He had a poor start and then crashed twice setting him right at the back. Digging himself out of the sand, the Italian; not short of determination, persisted and managed to make his way in to 18th place. This was no small feat for Michele, on a track which many were struggling with and with limited line choices to make a pass.

With no rain forecast overnight, hopefully this should dry out the track to leave conditions more favourable for tomorrows race. The first MX2 race starts at 13h15 local time tomorrow.

Michele Cervellin 747

My speed was not so bad today. The downfall for me today for me was that I crashed twice. Once off the start and then once further on in the race. I would find myself getting into a rhythm, then I pushed and fell off so I had to calm down and be clever with how I rode as the track is tough. The qualifying result today was not actually good but if I don’t fall off tomorrow and stay consistent then I think I will have a much better race.

Jed Beaton 14

Qualifying today was actually pretty good. The biggest thing was that I actually managed to get off the gate with everyone else today! I know I lost my rhythm in the middle of the race and lost a few sports. The track was pretty difficult with a lot of water around and deep ruts so it was pretty hard to ride. There was some corners that was fully underwater which made it hard to move across the track to the other lines as it was just slop! Hopefully tomorrow will be a little bit drier and it will change the tracing conditions and make it better to ride in.

Roger Harvey

HRC Advisor - MXGP

Jed pulled himself a good start today which was much, much better and I know he was immensely pleased with that as well. He rode well and pushed very hard, as we saw him do in Czech. He settled into the race but lost a bit of rhythm and a few places so 15th is an OK finish for him considering he has come from EMX! Michele had a poor start, then had a couple of crashes but once he picked himself back up he managed to get his way back into the top 20. Tomorrow the start will be really important for both of them as well as riding consistently and cleverly. This track is so tough and you have to respect that so that you don't end up on the floor.

MX2 2017
Qualifying Round 14   Belgium

Race 2

Air Temp
Track Cond
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team GasGas
2 Paturel Benoit 16 FRA Honda SR Motoblouz Honda +2.585
3 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +3.752
4 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing GasGas +17.394
5 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN Team Diga-Procross KTM +19.601
6 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +29.695
7 Lieber Julien 33 BEL JM Honda Racing Honda +58.146
8 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +59.568
9 Watson Ben 919 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP Kawasaki +1:00.944
10 Geerts Jago 193 BEL Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha +1:09.624
11 Hsu Brian 81 GER BUD Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:19.759
12 Jacobi Henry 29 GER JM Honda Racing Honda +1:30.179
13 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL Riley Racing Yamaha +1:31.749
14 Vaessen Bas 98 NDL Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +1:33.198
15 Beaton Jed 14 AUS F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:51.276
16 Bengtson Ken 480 SWE Wildcard Rider Yamaha +2:04.091
17 Covington Thomas 64 USA Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha +2:14.523
18 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA SDMCORSE Yamaha Yamaha +2:16.552
19 Tropepe Giuseppe 223 ITA Wildcard Rider Yamaha +2:18.908
20 Bogers Brian 189 NDL Standing Construct Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Husqvarna +2:20.974
Location Information

Dodenveldstraat, 3900 Overpelt, Belgium - View in Google Maps