News 22 May 2017

Lawrence storms to breakout MX2 grand prix podium

Runner-up at Teutschenthal makes for a memorable Suzuki 1-2.

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Queensland rookie Hunter Lawrence has taken his maiden MX2 World Championship podium after charging to a stunning second overall in Germany.

The Team Suzuki newcomer starred at Teutschenthal to join teammate Jeremy Seewer on the rostrum in a 1-2 result for the factory RM-Z250 racers.

Lawrence moved forward through the field in both motos and was delighted to land his first ever podium spot at the very same track where he claimed the EMX250 double last season.

“It’s such an awesome feeling to go one and two for Suzuki and a great way to round off the weekend,” Lawrence beamed. “In the first moto I was fourth and then second moto I was third, so my best moto finishes and of course my first podium. I’m so happy and I can’t wait to ride next weekend now.

“We finally put all the pieces of the puzzle together and it’s just a nice refresher for everyone in the Suzuki World team who all work so hard. When I crossed the line I had no idea what the points situation was and I was actually a little disappointed because I felt I could have even finished higher, but when Jeremy crossed the line and Harry Everts came up to us and told us, it was really cool, a really special moment.”

Lawrence’s result has now lifted him to 11th in the world championship standings, following a mixed start to his campaign and with 11 rounds still to run.