News 14 Jul 2021

250MX leader Lawrence rues mistakes at Southwick

Australian still leads Pro Motocross standings after recording sixth overall.

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Team Honda HRC’s Jett Lawrence experienced a mixture of bad luck and mistakes resulting in sixth overall at Southwick, while he still maintains the 250MX class championship lead.

A poor start in the first moto left the Australian rider with plenty of work to do and, while he was able to recover some positions, a pair of crashes limited his comeback to ninth position.

The second moto saw Lawrence make another mediocre start, but this time was able to mount an impressive comeback to charge his way from seventh to ultimately finish third.

“Southwick wasn’t my best weekend,” Lawrence explained. “Today I missed the podium, which isn’t good. I’ve been on the podium most of the time, so I’m definitely disappointed and I’m bummed with that.

“We made some good improvements with the bike this weekend, as we’re always trying to make the bike and myself better. We ended up going 9-3 which isn’t too bad.

“In the first moto I had some bad luck and made some stupid mistakes at the same time. Both motos I had terrible starts, which wasn’t making my life easy at all. I made a really good charge in the second moto and caught the guy who holeshot, which gives me a bit of confidence.

“I have no more points cushioning, but I know the Millville track, so I’m going to just come out swinging and hopefully get a 1-1. My brother Hunter beat me to the 1-1 first, so screw him [laughs]… He didn’t give me any warning about this, so now he’s competition! All in all, not my greatest weekend, but it is what it is. Now we’ll focus on next weekend.”

While Jett experienced a difficult weekend, older brother Hunter experienced his most successful weekend to date in the 250MX class, claiming first overall with a victory in both motos.

The younger Lawrence brother now leads the 250 Class standings by three points as the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship heads to Spring Creek, Millville, for round six this weekend.