First turn fall denies Beaton podium challenge in Spain

News 12 Oct 2020

First turn fall denies Beaton podium challenge in Spain

Solid results continue with a podium in the opening moto at Arroyomolinos.

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A heavy fall in the first turn of MX2 moto two denied Jed Beaton of an overall podium challenge in Spain after he managed to finish third in the opening encounter.

Beaton was in the frame for victory throughout race one after mounting an attack on title-leader Tom Vialle, but later falling into the clutches of Husqvarna teammate Thomas Kjer Olsen.

That ride resulted in third position and had set him up for a chance of the round podium, however, he was instead fortunate to escape injury in a high-speed collision off the start and upon entry into the first corner of the second moto.

“The day started off really well,” Beaton recalled. “I felt great in the first moto, track was fast, but it was coming around. I was in second and briefly led the race, which was good, but I just wasn’t able to make another pass.

“I was confident going into race two. My speed and fitness are on point, but going into the first turn a few of us came together and I had a pretty big crash. I was lucky to not be injured and it was disappointing.”

Beaton was quick to remount and began a race long charge that saw him move into 10th place by the halfway stage of the moto and, unable to make any further impression, he ended the race in 10th, placing him sixth overall to maintain third in the standings.


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