Practice crash forces compatriot Beaton out of the event.
Australian Mitch Evans has landed on the podium at the 2019 Lacapelle Marival International Motocross in France over the weekend.
The event saw a host of MX2 World Championship regulars take part, ultimately strengthening Evans’ pre-season campaign as he embarks on his maiden year on the world stage.
The Queenslander lodged a 3-3 scorecard for third overall, finishing up behind Thomas Kjer Olson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing) and victor Ben Watson (Kemea Yamaha).
Australian compatriot Jed Beaton (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing) endured a crash throughout the practice session, electing to sit out the remainder of proceedings. A team statement confirmed the Tasmanian is healthy and ready to contend this weekend’s world championship opener at Nequen in Argentina.
The premier class was taken out by Romain Febvre (Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing) – who also won the Superfinal – followed by Max Anstie (Standing Construct KTM) and Gautier Paulin (Wilvo Yamaha MXGP).