Australian Supercross Champion Hunter Lawrence

Australian Supercross Champion Hunter Lawrence

Australian AMA Supercross Champion Hunter Lawrence

2019 Hunter Lawrence debuts in the United States - By Olivier de Vaulx
2019 Hunter Lawrence debuts in the United States - By Olivier de Vaulx
2021 3rd AMA Pro Motocross 250 Championship Hunter Jett Lawrence - Headshot - By Olivia de Vaulx

Photos:  Since overcoming injuries early in his professional racing career in the United States, after debuting in 2019 Australian Hunter Lawrence finally broke through in 2023 to win the AMA SX East Championship, after twice finishing runner-up in the 2021 and 2022 seasons (By Olivier de Vaulx)

2023 AMA SX East Champion Australian Hunter Lawrence

Reigning AMA 250 SX East Champion Hunter Lawrence from Queensland is already one of Australia’s all-time great supercross and motocross racers.

In May this year, the 23-year-old, broke through to win his first American National Supercross Championship, after finishing second in the 2022 East series and second in the 2021 West series.

The older brother of another Australian motocross legend Jett, the Lawrences last month created history on 22 April 2023, becoming the first brothers leading both championships to contest this dual round at Rutherford, New Jersey (US). American Max Anstie won in the mud ahead of Jett and Hunter.

Previously on 11 September 2021, the Lawrences created further history becoming the first brothers to finish in the top three of the United States motocross championships.

Hunter Lawrence was born on 1 August 1999 in Queensland and grew up in Landsborough on the Sunshine Coast. As a child, he watched supercross racing from the US on TV, which inspired him to enrol in racing junior motocross, with Jett following in his footsteps.

On 1 October 2017, Hunter Lawrence burst onto the international motocross scene , when he starred at the Motocross des Nations at Matterley Basin in the UK. In his first attempt, he won the overall MX2 class, becoming the first Australian to achieve this feat.  He led the Aussies to sixth overall on his Suzuki RM-250, scoring 4-8 results across his two motos, which included the MXGP and MX Open class machines.

These results earned the young Queenslander the 2017 Ricky Carmichael Award, which is assigned to the youngest and best placed rider in the final of every Motocross des Nations. Then in 2018, he put in another strong performance at the Motocross des Nations at the Red Bud circuit, in Michigan, United States, where he finished second on 7 October 2018 in the MX2 class in front of more than 80,000 fans.

In 2018 the Lawrence Family moved to Europe full-time to support brother Hunter’s dreams. Both boys raced on the continent, got noticed and were offered contracts to race in the United States for the 2019 season with Honda. The family then relocated to the USA late in 2018 and now reside in Wesley Chapel, Florida.

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Professional racing in the United States

2023 Hunter Clark AMA SX East Champion - Honda (Instagram)

Hunter was offered a contract to race a Honda CRF250R with the Factory Connection team for the 2019 AMA Pro season and Jett was part of the deal!

His first two seasons in the US in 2019 and 2020 were marred by injuries. But in the 2021 AMA Pro 250 Championship, he tallied two moto wins and one overall victory in this series to finish third overall and was runner-up champion in the 2021 AMA SX West and 2022 East series.

In his fifth season as a pro in the US, Hunter Lawrence has now over 30 National AMA MX and SX wins under his belt and a National Supercross Championship.

Both Hunter and Jett Lawrence are emulating the success of Australian international superstar multiple AMA and World SX Champion Chad Reed and could be our next world champions with the start of the two World Supercross Championships approaching – FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX) and new SuperMotocross World Championship series in the United States.

Photo:  Newly crowned 2013 AMA SX East Champion Hunter Lawrence celebrating his big win in the United States (Instagram)

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2023 – Hunter Lawrence’s resurrection ends with 250SX East title in Nashville | Motorsports on NBC

2023 – Hunter Lawrence’s Long Journey to the Top of 250 Supercross | Racer X Films

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