News 15 Sep 2017

Positive finish on the cards for Lawrence in MXGP finals

Factory Suzuki rider excited to race in front of 'crazy' French fans.

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Youthful Australian Hunter Lawrence is eager to finish off the 2017 MX2 World Championship on a strong note, as he takes on the Villars sous Ecot circuit in France for the very first time in his career.

Lawrence, who is just in his rookie season of world championship racing, currently sits ninth in standings after a challenging round at last weekend’s penultimate stop in The Netherlands.

The Queensland-native mentioned he’s excited to race in front of the French fans, and with a dramatic change in surface from recent rounds, he’s hopeful of gaining an good feeling with the conditions.

“I always like going to a French GP,” Lawrence commented. “I’ve only been to one but it was a cool experience with some crazy fans. The track looks okay, quite hilly, a lot more hard-pack than the one in Assen so I just hope I can get a good result and have a good feeling on the track to end the season performing well.”

The factory Suzuki World MX2 rider has endured many highs and lows in his opening year of MX2, recording two overall podiums at the German and USA rounds, while a back injury suffered in a local German race saw him sidelined for a number of rounds in the middle of the championship.

Following the weekend’s final grand prix, Lawrence is poised to represent Australia at the prestigious Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations, which is slated to be hosted by Matterly Basin in Great Britain, on 1 October.