News 19 Jun 2024

Fourth-straight podium result has Hunter Lawrence 'at peace'

The elder Lawrence brother still holds the red plate after round four.

Image: Octopi Media.

Having left High Point still in the championship lead of the 450 class, Team Honda HRC’s Hunter Lawrence remains confident about his performances following a P3 overall result. Lawrence ended up 2-3 on the day to match Red Bull KTM’s Chase Sexton on points which means the championship points gap remained the same at the top.

Hunter Lawrence battled younger brother Jett Lawrence for the duration of the first moto with Jett narrowly getting the upper hand. The second moto then resulted in a close third place finish as he was only six seconds down at the flag but was not in the fight for the win.

While his brother Jett cut the deficit that he faces in the championship in half from 16 points down to eight, Hunter Lawrence is remaining relaxed about it all.

“It’s just finding what works best for an athlete,” said Lawrence. “Some guys need to get hyped up and slapped around before they go out there and get angry and stuff like that and that. I’m not one of those guys. I’m a very analytical minded person. I’m just really at peace with the result will be whatever it’ll be, you know, like I don’t have any pressure on myself out there. I’m doing everything by my choice. So I chose to do this. Nerves-wise and stuff, I don’t really feel anything because it’s just, if it’s a win, great. If it’s a seventh, okay, we’ll keep working.”

In four races thus far, Lawrence has only finished off the podium in a single moto which came from the second moto at Hangtown where he finished P4. His consistent results have held him atop the championship table as he continues to lead the series as a rookie. Following this break in the schedule, racing returns at Southwick in two weeks’ time where Lawrence has won before on a 250.