News 30 Jun 2017

Back fracture sidelines Lawrence indefinitely

Australian MX2 rookie to miss Portugal grand prix this weekend.

Source: Supplied.

Discovery of further injury will see Australia’s Hunter Lawrence again watch from the sidelines at this weekend’s 12th round of the MX2 World Championship in Portugal.

Initially expected to return from a back injury this weekend after missing round 11 in Italy, further scans have found an additional fracture in his back along with the two compressed vertebrae he was first diagnosed with.

Although disappointed, the Suzuki World MX2 racer looks forward to recovering from the serious injury and returning to full strength in the coming rounds.

“It’s a massive shame, but with this type of injury, I’m just glad that I can ride in the future,” said Lawrence. “I will attend Portugal and cheer on the rest of my Suzuki World teammates and hope to be back out on the track as soon as I can.”

The Queenslander’s best finish to date in his rookie MX2 season came at Teutschenthal in Germany where he claimed second overall behind teammate Jeremy Seewer.