Beaton & Walsh talk Trentino!
Carglass Honda PR:
Carglass Honda Racing’s EMX250 pairing of Dylan Walsh and Jed Beaton started their European MX250 campaign with promising form in Trentino, Italy, this weekend.
Aboard their Honda CRF250Rs, from the outset the pace was encouraging with Beaton finishing tenth fastest in his group’s timed practice. Finishing the same session in 17th, Walsh took a weekend highlight of 13th in race one, just ahead of teammate Beaton in 14th.
Overtaking was incredibly hard around the stony Arco di Trento track which made starts an absolute priority, and in race two both riders didn’t get away as cleanly as in race one, meaning they had their work cut out to regain positions. Walsh and Beaton came home 25th and 26th respectively, for 22nd and 24th overall, after both suffered crashes that hampered any progress they could make, including a bad first corner crash for Jed.
In the MXGP category, Ander Valentin went to work on his Honda CRF450R and finished just shy of his first World Championship points with the team with 21st in race one but was forced to retire from race two having run as high as an impressive 12th on the opening laps.
Jed Beaton, EMX250:
“The speed was okay this weekend but I had a very bad position off both starts, and it was so hard to pass here that the starts were so important. I’m disappointed in my results but I’m looking forward to Valkenswaard next weekend to keep this progress going and better my last results.”
Dylan Walsh, EMX250:
“In the first moto I made a bad start and could only make my way back to 13th. In the second moto I had a good start but coming out of the second turn someone landed on me taking me down. I started making my way back through but then got taken out again so could only come back to 24th. It wasn’t the best day but we’ll be better at round 2 this coming weekend.”