News 11 Oct 2023

Team Australia ‘left everything on the track’ says Lawrence

Solid second position in class at Ernee for Honda MX2 racer.

Image: James Lissimore.

A best-ever Motocross of Nations (MXoN) finish of second came after Team Australia ‘left everything on the track’ says Hunter Lawrence, the MX2 representative certain that no stone was left unturned by himself, Jett Lawrence and Dean Ferris to achieve the strongest possible result in France.

The event is expected to be the last motocross outing for Lawrence onboard the CRF250R before he transitions to the 450 class full-time and he commenced Sunday’s proceedings by battling to 10th overall in race one (MXGP and MX2).

His final outing for the event came in race two (MX2 and Open), and the Australian impressed by scoring a top-five outright result in the outing, landing second overall at Ernee in the MX2 division and greatly contributing to Team Australia’s runner-up result in the Nations classification.

“It was the best result ever for Australia, so its awesome, but I’m already looking forward to next year,” Lawrence said. “It was a wild day, the track was super-gnarly, it was brutal so we’re happy that everyone was able to do their best, the boys gave their all, and left everything on the track. If everyone gives their 100 percent effort, you can’t ask for much more.”

Ultimately it was France who was victorious by 20 points, with Italy completing the Nation’s podium nine points behind Australia in P2. In addition to Lawrence finishing second overall in MX2, Jett Lawrence won race three to elevate to third in the MXGP classification, while Ferris was P5 in Open.