News 26 Sep 2018

Holzgerlingen premier class appearance 'some fun' for Lawrence

Australian records 1-1 scorecard at the final round in Germany.

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Hunter Lawrence has made yet another premier class appearance in the ADAC MX Masters, this time around piloting a KMP Honda Racing-prepared CRF450R at Holzgerlingen in Germany.

The Australian has contested selected rounds of the German championship in the MX1 category all year long, although has switched between 450cc and 250cc machinery while challenging in the division.

The MX2 World Championship regular said the weekend’s finale was about having some fun on a more powerful motorcycle, and that he did with a dominant 1-1 scorecard, crediting him fifth in the standings after completing just four of seven rounds.

“I wanted to have some fun on a more powerful machine and did just that,” Lawrence commented. “What a great way to end my season in Germany with two wins!”

“The ground is quite hard, so there were not too many rutted tracks in the corners. I felt comfortable and was able to post some pretty hot laps. At Gaildorf, I took out my 250cc bike for training purposes – it’s the machine I intend to use in the world cup, but I just wanted to have some fun here, and so, went for the bigger machine.”

The Queensland native will return to the world championship this weekend at Imola in Italy for the final round of the series, before heading to the USA to represent Team Australia at the prestigious Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations.