Dialog: Hunter Lawrence – MotoOnline.com.au

Options 8 Mar 2023

Dialog: Hunter Lawrence

CRF250R expertise on maiden Daytona Supercross victory.

Crew Honda HRC’s Hunter Lawrence captured his third win of the 2023 season with a commanding efficiency at Daytona Worldwide Speedway, his first victory on the iconic venue. The Australian has opened the 2023 250SX East championship by successful three out of the opening 4 races and has shortly jumped away to a 14-point lead within the sequence standings. The 23-year-old spoke to the media following his first Daytona victory for this Dialog function.

You’re now half of a brother duo that has received Daytona which has by no means been carried out earlier than. Are you happy with this?

Yeah, I didn’t know every other brother hadn’t received. It’s cool, we don’t actually speak about it with every other occasion, however you all the time rub it in at any time when we’re joking flippantly. You recognize, with Jett it was Triple Crowns, however this yr I missed out on a Triple Crown, so perhaps they’re not our factor, nevertheless it’s enjoyable.

Your early go on Nate Thrasher, we couldn’t see if there was contact. Was that perhaps just a little aggressive early or no?

Relies upon the way you have a look at it, I used to be popping out and he was exterior I used to be inside getting roosted fairly dangerous within the sand part, then I sort of simply jumped to the within.So I didn’t really feel contact, clearly it’s not the best situation however you sort of see a shot and also you’re making choices . Generally you’re going to make fallacious choices generally you don’t. I went to the within and that was the choice that offered itself and I didn’t look again, I really feel like when you look again eventually week after I’m infront it’s going to come back with onerous racing. That’s what’s going to come back with having the crimson plate if you look again at earlier years with guys which have had the identical factor, it’s a part of it. So yeah, it’s what it’s and sucks that he went down, however that’s not what I needed to occur.

Picture: Octopi Media.

With this considerably hybrid model supercross observe did you make any adjustments to the bike?

We went one click on stiffer on the shock, which could’ve been a rebound name due to the high-speed rhythm lanes, you’re hitting them loads sooner, however no truthfully not, I really feel just like the previous few years from leaning on the groups expertise they arrive to Florida and we do the entire Daytona take a look at, then we find yourself racing on our regular stuff, so it’s cool when you may belief in your setup and also you’re not making an attempt to reinvent the wheel. The bike was nice and we didn’t actually change something, just a few mapping stuff all through the day due to the humidity.

There’s solely 4 guys with extra wins on a Honda within the 250 class than you. Does that really feel good to be one of many prime all-time riders on the crimson machine?

Fairly good, I didn’t know that stat. I don’t know, I may care much less [laughs], I can solely be the very best model of me after I experience and do nicely for the crew, they’re stoked and Jett’s doing nicely on the opposite coast so it’s a cool time proper now.







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