News 21 Mar 2017

MX2 newcomer Lawrence rues errors in Argentina

Crashes bump Queenslander down the order in both races.

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It’s time to return to the drawing board according to Australia’s Hunter Lawrence following a combination of costly errors at Argentina’s third round of the 2017 MX2 World Championship.

The Suzuki World MX2 newcomer struggled with crashes as he advanced through the pack resulting in a disappointing moto scorecard of 13-18 for 18th overall on the day.

“First race wasn’t the best start but I made some passes, then I crashed, made some more passes and then crashed again, ending up 13th.” said Lawrence. “Then pretty much the same story in race two.”

Confident in his outright speed, Lawrence, a rookie in the MX2 category, plans to refine and improve his race program ahead of Mexico’s fourth round of the 2017 series on 2 April.

“I think my riding speed was good this weekend, but obviously I have things to work on,” he added. “I need to go back to the drawing board and come back at Mexico hopefully a bit better.”

Lawrence now sits in 16th position on the 2017 MX2 World Championship rankings as he continues to hold the top spot among the Australian MX2 contingent.