Jett Lawrence is on top of the world today—at least, he’s on top of the AMA Pro Motocross 250MX series. The Australian rider clinched the victory over the weekend’s Hangtown Motocross Classic season finale, with 8-3 moto scores for a fifth-overall result. Lawrence took the title racing a CRF250R for Team Honda HRC
Lawrence, who’s only 18 years old, had eight moto wins and four overall victories across the series’ 12 rounds. It was only his second season competing in the series. He is the first Australian to win AMA’s Pro Motocross 250MX title.
Motocross mastery is the Lawrence family business, because Jett’s older brother Hunter, who’s also his teammate, finished third overall in the standings, with two moto wins and one overall victory this season.
The Lawrence brothers are from Landsborough, in the Australian state of Queensland. They earned a name for early successes in their home country, and moved on to race in Europe when they were older. Jett Lawrence won the 65cc World Championship in Belgium in 2014, at age 11, and also raced in Germany’s ADAC series and the 85 European Motocross series. He started racing in the 250 European Motocross series at age 14.
The Lawrence brothers started racing for Factory Connection in the US in 2019, with Hunter as a pro and Jett starting as a 16-year-old amateur, then switching to pro. He won the Marty Smith Rookie of the Year prize in 2020, and moved to the Team Honda HRC factory squad in 2021.
This is Honda’s 13th victory in the 250MX series, its first since 2013. The Lawrence brothers and rest of the team aren’t resting on their laurels, though—now, they’re getting ready for the Supercross season to kick off in January, which means more development.