Team HRC MX2 head to France this weekend for the final round of the FIM motocross world championship with stand in MX2 rider, Jed Beaton.

Michele Cervellin has been medically ruled out of competition so Beaton will be riding the new 2018 CRF250RW for team HRC this weekend. The last time Beaton raced on a hard pack track for Team HRC in Czech, he broke into the top 10 so he will be looking to improve that result on his preferred terrain.

Villars sous Ecot is located in Eastern France and was last used in the MXGP series in 2015. The track had undergone an extensive renovation on areas such as the start, to offer riders the best experience of the track in its picturesque setting.

The MX2 qualifying race gets underway at 16h25 local time on Saturday 16th September.

Jed Beaton

Jed Beaton 14

I am excited to head into France this weekend, I haven’t actually seen much of the track so I don’t know what to expect but I know that I am looking forward to heading back onto hard pack. I just want to ride like I know how and get some good results, the starts have been something I need to work on, so putting a bit more focus on that this weekend should pay off and enable me to get the results I expect of myself.

Team HRC – MX2
Roger Harvey

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

We head into the final round of the series in France with only our stand in rider, Jed Beaton racing for us in the MX2 class.
Michele Cervellin unfortunately sustained his groin injury in America which will take time to heal and means we can’t end the season with him this weekend. We have got our fingers crossed for good weather on the hard pack track in Villars sous Ecot and we are looking forward to seeing how Jed performs now he has stepped up from EMX250.

Team HRC – MXGP
GP of The Netherlands

Assen, Netherlands

MX2 2017, Round 18

Sunny/Dry / 18
Sunday 10 Sep 2017, 19:09 UTC
  • Track Condition: Soft/Sand
  • Air Temp: 18°C
  • Humidity: 66%
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jorge Prado Garcia 61 SPA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:37.805
2 Jeremy Seewer 91 SWI 22 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +1.328
3 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +16.610
4 Calvin Vlaanderen 10 NDL 18 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM +18.595
5 Brian Bogers 189 NDL 16 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM +18.789
6 Hunter Lawrence 96 AUS 15 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +23.095
7 Pauls Jonass 41 LAT 14 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +34.754
8 Julien Lieber 33 BEL 13 LRT KTM KTM +34.941
9 Davy Pootjes 46 NDL 12 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM +41.962
10 Brent Van Doninck 172 BEL 11 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +42.982
11 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE 10 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +52.410
12 Conrad Mewse 426 GBR 9 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +57.309
13 Thomas Covington 64 USA 8 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +58.785
14 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 7 Team HRC – MX2 Honda +59.439
15 Jago Geerts 931 BEL 6 Wildcard rider KTM +1:24.105
16 Henry Jacobi 29 GER 5 STC Racing Husqvarna +1:28.917
17 Lars Van Berkel 107 NDL 4 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM +1:30.679
18 Darian Sanayei 57 USA 3 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:41.974
19 Ruben Fernandez 76 SPA 2 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +- 1 lap
20 Jorge Zaragoza 199 SPA 1 Team Ausio Yamaha Yamalube Maxxis Yamaha +- 1 lap
Sunny/Dry / 18
Sunday 10 Sep 2017, 13:34 UTC
  • Track Condition: Soft/Sand
  • Air Temp: 18°C
  • Humidity: 66%
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Pauls Jonass 41 LAT 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:39.137
2 Jorge Prado Garcia 61 SPA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM ++0.907
3 Thomas Covington 64 USA 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna ++13.155
4 Calvin Vlaanderen 10 NDL 18 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM ++16.555
5 Jeremy Seewer 91 SWI 16 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki ++18.634
6 Conrad Mewse 426 GBR 15 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna ++29.481
7 Brian Bogers 189 NDL 14 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM ++31.122
8 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 13 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna ++34.664
9 Julien Lieber 33 BEL 12 LRT KTM KTM ++38.676
10 Hunter Lawrence 96 AUS 11 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki ++39.750
11 Ben Watson 919 GBR 10 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM Husqvarna +47.572
12 Davy Pootjes 46 NDL 9 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM +57.082
13 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE 8 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha ++1:01.215
14 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 7 Team HRC – MX2 Honda ++1:15.174
15 Ruben Fernandez 76 SPA 6 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki ++1:22.446
16 Henry Jacobi 29 GER 5 STC Racing Husqvarna ++1:23.437
17 Lars Van Berkel 107 NDL 4 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM ++1:42.781
18 Morgan Lesiardo 44 ITA 3 Wildcard rider KTM +- 1 lap
19 Rene De Jong 130 NDL 2 Wildcard rider KTM +- 1 lap
20 Marcel Conijn 85 NDL 1 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +- 1 lap
Sunny/Overcast / 16
Saturday 9 Sep 2017, 15:52 UTC
  • Track Condition: Soft/Sand
  • Air Temp: 16°C
  • Humidity: 38%
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Thomas Covington 64 USA Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 25:22.519
2 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +3.320
3 Conrad Mewse 426 GBR Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +6.858
4 Julien Lieber 33 BEL LRT KTM KTM +10.478
5 Jeremy Seewer 91 SWI Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +12.819
6 Calvin Vlaanderen 10 NDL HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM +25.660
7 Davy Pootjes 46 NDL HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM +26.215
8 Jorge Prado Garcia 61 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +32.771
9 Brian Bogers 189 NDL HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM +33.524
10 Ben Watson 919 GBR Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM Husqvarna +35.641
11 Hunter Lawrence 96 AUS Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +40.426
12 Brent Van Doninck 172 BEL Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +43.579
13 Anton Gole 297 SWE CEC Husqvarna Sweden Husqvarna +1:01.469
14 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +1:15.909
15 Lars Van Berkel 107 NDL HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM +1:21.975
16 Micha-Boy De Waal 95 NDL Vamo Racing Team Honda +1:25.692
17 Jed Beaton 14 AUS Team HRC – MX2 Honda +1:33.256
18 Magne Klingsheim 67 NOR F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:36.703
19 Pauls Jonass 41 LAT Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:37.999
Rider Standings
Sunday, 10 Sep 2017 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Pauls JONASS 41 LAT 735 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
2 Jeremy SEEWER 91 SWI 694 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki
3 Thomas KJER OLSEN 19 DEN 556 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
4 Benoit PATUREL 6 FRA 504 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
5 Thomas COVINGTON 64 USA 484 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
6 Julien LIEBER 33 BEL 475 LRT KTM KTM
7 Jorge PRADO GARCIA 61 SPA 439 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
8 Brian BOGERS 189 NDL 386 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM
9 Hunter LAWRENCE 96 AUS 352 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki
10 Brent VAN DONINCK 172 BEL 309 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
11 Michele CERVELLIN 747 ITA 263 Team HRC – MX2 Honda
12 Darian SANAYEI 57 USA 260 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
13 Calvin VLAANDEREN 10 NDL 245 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM
14 Alvin OSTLUND 161 SWE 222 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
15 Conrad MEWSE 426 GBR 216 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
16 Ben WATSON 919 GBR 209 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM Husqvarna
17 Vsevolod BRYLYAKOV 18 RUS 129 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
18 Bas VAESSEN 98 NDL 120 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki
19 Samuele BERNARDINI 321 ITA 111 TM Racing Factory Team TM
20 Iker LARRANAGA OLANO 66 SPA 105 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna
21 Henry JACOBI 29 GER 100 STC Racing Husqvarna
22 Brian HSU 81 GER 97 Husqvarna Maurer-gep Racing Team Husqvarna
23 Anton GOLE 297 SWE 86 CEC Husqvarna Sweden Husqvarna
24 Davy POOTJES 46 NDL 83 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM
25 Adam STERRY 811 GBR 72 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
26 Ivo MONTICELLI 128 ITA 61 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
27 Stephen RUBINI 118 FRA 58 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
28 Freek VAN DER VLIST 88 NDL 52 Creymert Racing KTM
29 RJ HAMPSHIRE USA 50 Wildcard rider Honda
30 Lars VAN BERKEL 107 NDL 50 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
31 David HERBRETEAU 338 FRA 45 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
32 Anthony RODRIGUEZ 127 VEN 34 Team HRC – MX2 Honda
33 Jed BEATON 14 AUS 33 Team HRC – MX2 Honda
34 Petar PETROV 152 BUL 32 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
35 Mitchell HARRISON 245 USA 30 Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha Yamaha
36 Giuseppe TROPEPE 223 ITA 30 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna
37 Chase SEXTON 486 USA 28 GEICO Honda Honda
38 Magne KLINGSHEIM 67 NOR 26 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
39 Marshal WELTIN 58 USA 20 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
40 Ruben FERNANDEZ 76 SPA 17 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
41 Caleb WARD 170 AUS 14 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna
42 Karei KUTSAR 152 EST 14 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna
43 Justin COOPER 191 USA 13 Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha Yamaha
44 Morgan LESIARDO 44 ITA 13 Wildcard rider KTM
45 Micha-Boy DE WAAL 95 NDL 12 Vamo Racing Team Honda
46 Hayden MELLROSS 145 AUS 11 Wildcard rider Yamaha
47 Simone FURLOTTI 951 ITA 10 Wildcard rider Yamaha
48 Justin HILL 5 USA 8 Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki Kawasaki
49 Nathan RENKENS 83 BEL 7 Wildcard rider KTM
50 Jago GEERTS 931 BEL 6 Wildcard rider KTM
51 Nicolas DERCOURT 411 FRA 5 Wildcard rider Yamaha
52 Brandon SCHARER USA 4 Wildcard rider Honda
53 Alexis VERHAEGHE 110 FRA 4 Wildcard rider KTM
54 Ken BENGTSSON 480 SWE 3 Wildcard rider Yamaha
55 Rene DE JONG 130 NDL 2 Wildcard rider KTM
56 Richard SIKYNA 102 SLK 2 Wildcard rider KTM
57 Jorge ZARAGOZA 199 SPA 2 Team Ausio Yamaha Yamalube Maxxis Yamaha
58 Chihiro NOTSUKA 28 JPN 1 Team HRC – MX2 Honda
59 Jay WILSON 48 AUS 1 iFly JK Racing Yamaha
60 Austin ROOT 140 USA 1 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
61 Ivan PETROV 142 BUL 1 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna
62 Maykal Grisha IVANOV 97 BUL 1 Vamo Racing Team Honda
63 Marcel CONIJN 85 NDL 1 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki
64 Aaron TANTI 218 AUS 1 Wildcard rider Husqvarna