Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider Jed Beaton is looking to increase his points battle for the World Championship MX2 title as the MXGP season restarts this weekend at Kegums, Latvia. We managed to grab some time with Jed ahead of Latvia to catch up and get his thoughts on the new calendar and more.
Following a long period of being unable to race due to lockdowns across the World. What did you get up to during lockdown and do to prepare yourself for the MXGP season restart?
To be honest through lockdown I pretty much kept training like normal but obviously no riding, so I was doing some longer training sessions with running and bicycle just to keep busy because its quite boring without racing. It was a very weird situation though I am glad things are slightly more normal now.
Looking back to the first two rounds of the 2020 season, how did they go for you on reflection?
First two rounds were good for me, I had consistent results and that’s what I am aiming for. Obviously I was extremely disappointed missing the podium by only a few points each round but at the same time still happy to score good points and leave the first two in a good position for the year.
What are your thoughts on the new MXGP calendar with three events in Latvia, four rounds in Italy and three back to backs at Lommel in Belgium?
My initial thoughts are it’s just going to be awesome to be back racing, obviously how they have planned it its going to be very heavy and difficult. That’s the exact same cards for everyone so it’s not an advantage or disadvantage for anyone it’s going to be just as hard for every team and rider.
Looking ahead to Latvia next weekend for round three what are your plans for the event along with thoughts on the circuit?
For Latvia this week I don’t really have plans as such, my goal is to go there and feel good on the bike. Hopefully score that podium that I missed out on in the first two rounds. It would be nice, it’s a weird feeling going into the third round so late in the year but I like I said earlier i’m just really excited to get back to the GP’s.
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