Hunter Lawrence’s first Grand Prix podium finish in Germany

Hunter Lawrence’s first Grand Prix podium finish in Germany

International Motocross Champion Hunter Lawrence

Hunter Lawrence finishes second at 2017 MX2 German Grand Prix

Photos: Team Suzuki rider Hunter Lawrence in action in the 2007 German MX2 Grand Prix at the Teutschental circuit; and (insert) at the MXDN’s at Matterley Basin (UK) later that year with the Australian Team members  Dean Ferris (standing) and Kirk Gibbs.

Hunter Lawrence's first GP podium in Germany

On 21 May 2017, Australian Hunter Lawrence posted his best career result finishing second overall at the German MX2 Grand Prix.

The Queensland Team Suzuki rider finished fourth in Moto 1 and third in Moto 2 to finish on the winner’s podium for the first time – in second place behind his Swiss team mate Jeremy Seewer (1-4, Suzuki) and ahead of Latvia’s Pauls Jonass (2-5, KTM).  It was Seewer’s second overall career win.  Thomas Covington from the United States won the second moto after finishing 14th in the first aboard his Husqvarna.

Lawrence loves riding the Teutschental circuit In Germany, having won here the previous year in the EMX250 class.  In both races in Round 8 of the 2017 MX2 World Championship in Germany, he came from behind and progressively worked his way up to fourth and third overall, respectively, without any mistakes.

2017 was a breakout year for Hunter Lawrence.  He finished ninth overall in the 19 round World MX2 Championship series with his Suzuki team mate Seewer finishing second to Latvia’s Pauls Jonass.  

Later that year at the World Motocross of Nations Team event on 1 October 2017 at Matterley Basin in the UK, in his first attempt Lawrence won the overall MX2 class.  He became the first Australian to achieve this feat, leading 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.

2017 World MX2 Motocross Grand Prix Results Teutschental, Germany

1. Jeremy Seewer, Switzerland (1-4, Suzuki)
2. Hunter Lawrence, Australia (4-3, Suzuki)
3. Pauls Jonass, Latvia (2-5, KTM)
4. Thomas Covington, US (14-1, Husqvarna)
5. Thomas Kjer Olsen, Denmark (3-12, Husqvarna)

Moto 1
1. Jeremy Seewer, Switzerland (Suzuki)
2. Pauls Jonass, Latvia (KTM)
3. Thomas Kjer Olsen, Denmark (Husqvarna)
4. Hunter Lawrence, Australia (Suzuki)
5. Brian Hsu, Germany (Husqvarna)

Moto 2
1. Thomas Covington, United States (Husqvarna)
2. Benoit Paturel, France (Yamaha)
3. Hunter Lawrence, Australia (Suzuki)
4. Jeremy Seewer, Switzerland (Suzuki)
5. Pauls Jonass, Latvia (KTM)

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