Jed Beaton out of this weekend’s Grand Prix of Latvia, no true timeline on his injury.
Jed Beaton entered the premier division with an impressive effort at the Grand Prix of Great Britain, round one of the 2022 FIM Motocross World Championship, but his form fell in the weeks that followed. There is a rather good explanation for that though, as he crashed at the Grand Prix of Lombardia and his shoulder took quite an impact. Initial scans showed no damage, but the injury has not improved since then and left him with no strength.
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Now, following another free weekend that has not prompted any significant gains, Beaton will skip the Grand Prix of Latvia in an effort to return to his true form. Further scans have been performed too, to try and determine why the issue is not improving. There’s no true timeline on his recovery or when he will be back at the races, but F&H Kawasaki Racing stated that he will miss more events if that is what the injury needs.
“It’s frustrating that I’m sitting out this weekend but the team and myself have made the mutual decision to get things checked further and come back when we can achieve the results we are looking for. It’s obviously a tough pill to swallow but I’m looking forward to coming back as strong as at the opening GP when I do return.”
Beaton runs tenth in the championship standings, despite his struggles. Finishing fifth in the first moto of the term remains his season-best ranking. F&H Kawasaki Racing will continue to be represented by Kevin Horgmo in the MX2 division. Horgmo is having a breakthrough season in ‘green’ and sits seventh in the MX2 standings.