News 4 Jul 2024

Team Australia named with Lawrences and Webster for MXoN

Targeting first Australian victory in the green and gold at 2024 edition.

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Team Australia has been named for the 2024 Monster Energy Motocross of Nations (MXoN), featuring Jett Lawrence – aiming to return from injury prior to the October 4-6 event at Matterley Basin – alongside AMA Pro Motocross red plate-holder Hunter Lawrence and national ProMX points-leader Kyle Webster.

Current American 450MX, 450SX, and SuperMotocross World Championship 450SMX class number one Jett Lawrence, 20, will miss the remainder of the outdoors in America, but is aiming to return for SMX in September.

Jett and Hunter Lawrence have been staples on the Australian MXoN team in recent years, claiming third alongside Mitch Evans at RedBud in 2022, and then second position with Dean Ferris at Ernee, France, in the 2023 edition. The Lawrences have also achieved individual success at the Nations, with Hunter winning MX2 in 2017 and Jett the Open class in 2022.

“I’d like to congratulate Kyle, Hunter and Jett on their Team Australia selection,” said the American-based team manager Michael Byrne. “For Kyle, it’ll be his first MXoN since 2019, and a just reward for the season he has put together in Australia.

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“I’ve been glued to the livestream coverage of ProMX and marvelling at his pace, temperament and work rate – traits that are all required to make a mark in the MXoN.

“I’m confident if they produce their very best it’ll go a long way towards Team Australia winning the Chamberlain Trophy for the first time.

“But I’m under no illusion the MXoN is an uncompromising high-stakes event and nothing is a given in sport or deserved – it has to be earned. We certainly won’t leave any stone unturned in our preparation for Matterley Basin, and I’ve already sat down with all three riders to begin that process – we know there is a huge amount of support coming from Australia.”

While Motorcycling Australia (MA) is yet to specify who will ride what category, last year saw Jett lead the team in MXGP, while Hunter was in MX2. This year will almost certainly see the Lawrences both on 450s and Webster – who finished P7 in MX2 back in 2019 at Assen – step back from MX1 to MX2.