Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory racing had mixed success at the fourth round of the MX2 motocross world championships at Kegums in Latvia. Jed Beaton was sixth overall with 8th and 6th in the heats respectively. Thomas Kjer Olsen was fifth in the first race, but was forced to retire from the second after a crash.
The track at Kegums was virtually identical to the one that faced the riders last weekend. Jed found his flow quickly and posted the fourth fastest qualifying time. Thomas battled to find a clear lap, and qualified 12th.
Thomas came strong off the gate in race one. Despite a still niggling shoulder injury, he was in fifth position, just behind the leading group. He maintained this position to the end of the race, and even managed to launch an attack for fourth, but a fifth place finish was perfectly acceptable, given his injuries. Jed had problems in the first corner after the start and had to catch up. He managed to improve to eighth by the time the flag fell.
Thomas immediately suffered a setback in race two. He crashed with another rider, and sustained a severe bump to the head. He was forced to retire from the race as a result. Jed rode steadily, and collected a handsome haul of points by finishing sixth.
Jed was sixth overall for the day, and Thomas 13th after his DNF. Jed is currently third in the world championship standings and Thomas ninth. The series will continue this coming Sunday at the same track. The track will be changed somewhat for this race, to offer the riders some variety.
Daguitslag Grand Prix MX2 Letland:
1 Jago Geerts 50 Pnt
2 Roan van de Moosdijk 44 Pnt
3 Mathys Boisrame 40 Pnt
4 Tom Vialle 36 Pnt
5 Maxime Renaux 30 Pnt
6 Jed Beaton 28 Pnt
13 Thomas Kjer Olsen 16 Pnt
Tussenstand wereldkampioenschap MX2:
1 Tom Vialle 170 Pnt
2 Jago Geerts 162 Pnt
3 Jed Beaton 123 Pnt
4 Maxime Renaux 116 Pnt
5 Roan van de Moosdijk 115 Pnt
9 Thomas Kjer Olsen 89 Pnt