The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MX2 awning was placed at Teutschenthal, in Germany, this past weekend, as the historic hillside hosted round eleven of the 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship in front of a passionate crowd. Jed Beaton and Kay de Wolf, coming off of a podium finish at the last event, strived to make progress on the slick surface.
Qualifying just six tenths from pole position, despite being in ninth, gave Jed Beaton a reason to be positive heading into the points-paying motos. Beaton started sixth in moto one, just on the back of lead group, and quickly focused on making some progress. Fourth was the position that he secured in the moto and he was on track to secure the same result in the second moto, but he dropped to fifth in the closing stages. A 4-5 left him in fifth overall on the day and helped him edge closer to third in the championship standings.
Kay de Wolf had another positive outing aboard his FC 250; he begun on a high with second in time practice. 0.090 separated him from pole position! A poor start restricted him in the first moto, unfortunately, as he could only move from tenth to eighth in that encounter. The second moto started in a stronger fashion, as he completed the first lap in sixth and ultimately finished in that position. Sixth was the spot that he secured in the overall classification as well. De Wolf is eighth in the standings, two points from seventh.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MX2 have turned their attention to the Grand Prix of France now, an event that will be run this coming weekend and act as the twelfth round of the 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship.
Jed Beaton: “It was a bit of a tough day. I got two decent starts, so I was pretty happy with that side of things. The first moto was the better one of the two. I made a couple of passes and got into a pretty good flow, so I felt good for that one. I lost a couple of spots in the second turn in moto two and did not find a good flow from the beginning of that. I was pretty disappointed with that – I quite liked the track today. I am looking forward to next weekend.”
Kay de Wolf: “I’m really happy with today. I qualified second, which was a little bit of a surprise but certainly good to know that I have the speed on hard pack. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the best of starts in race one, but I put it together in race two and I felt really good in that one. The track was challenging and you had to go slow to go fast as it was pretty technical with the deep ruts and lines everywhere. Overall, some more great learnings for me today and we’ll take them to France next weekend.”