Hunter Lawrence - 2021
Posted on February 17, 2021
Late last year we wrote a piece about Hunter Lawrence and the fact time might be running out for the very talented Aussie (check it out here). Now, with his 2021 season about to begin, there is massive pressure on the former MXoN MX2 winner to produce on a consistent basis.
With his younger brother Jett winning main events and looking like the NEXT BIG THING, that might add even more pressure for the older Lawrence. As I mentioned last year, I would love to see an Aussie winning in USA, like Jett is now, or Chad Reed did for years, and Lawrence has shown he is talented with his MXoN performances and the odd moto win in MX2 and the AMA 250 races, but putting all the pieces together on a consistent basis, just hasn't happened yet.
After Lawrence and younger brother achieved success in their native Australia, their family sold their belongings and moved overseas, where he first campaigned the 2016 European Motocross Championship and then the FIM MXGP series’ MX2 class in 2017, taking second overall at the U.S. round in Florida, and finishing ninth in the final standings.
The following year saw him switch to the 114 Motorsports satellite Honda squad, with whom he finished third on the year despite missing several races. Along the way, Hunter won the MX2 class at the 2017 Motocross of Nations and finished second the following year.
From there, Lawrence relocated to the U.S. to race a CRF250R with the Factory Connection team in 2019 AMA competition. Although his results were affected by injuries, Hunter notched 250 moto wins at the 2019 Millville and High Point rounds of the AMA Pro Motocross series. For 2021, Hunter is riding for the factory Team Honda HRC squad.
Hunter Lawrence - Profile
Race Number: 41
Date of Birth: August 1, 1999
Hometown: Landsborough, Queensland, Australia
Residence: Wesley Chapel, FL
2020: 13th in AMA Pro Motocross 250 final standings
2019: 10th in AMA Pro Motocross 250 final standings
2018: 3rd in FIM MX2 final standings; second in MX2 at Motocross of Nations
2017: 9th in 2017 FIM MX2 final standings; MX2 winner at Motocross of Nations
2 career AMA Pro Motocross 250 moto podiums
5 career AMA Pro Motocross 250 top-5 moto finishes
2 career AMA Pro Motocross 250 overall podiums