News 19 Aug 2022

Lawrence brothers and Evans form Team Australia for MXoN

Youthful team made official ahead of 2022 edition at RedBud.

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Motorcycling Australia (MA) has officially confirmed Hunter and Jett Lawrence will be joined by Mitch Evans for the 2022 Motocross of Nations (MXoN) at RedBud.

As expected, current American 250MX champion Jett Lawrence will step up to a 450 – in the Open class – for MXoN, while Hunter Lawrence will be Australia’s MX2 entry.

That means MXGP World Championship regular Evans will be in the ‘premier’ MXGP category, with the team managed by Michael Byrne and longtime leader Gary Benn between 22-24 September.

“If you’re going to miss a couple of Motocross of Nations events, then this is the best way to announce your return!” stated MA CEO Peter Doyle. “This is a stand-out team with talented riders ready to give their all for their country.

“Jett and Hunter racing in the USA at a track they are familiar with is a big advantage and with Mitch in MX1, we think this trio are a red-hot chance to bring home our first ever MXoN title.

“On behalf of MA and the wider motorcycling community in Australia, I’d like to thank American Honda Corporation and Honda Australia for their help and for solving our always-present logistic and support issues. Thanks also goes to MXstore for their support and we all wish Team Australia our very best!”