3 days in the past | Phrases: Andy Wigan | Images: Crew Honda HRC
Again in late September, when 19-year-old Jett Lawrence delivered in spades on the MX of Nations by profitable the occasion’s Open-class Total – in what was his maiden skilled race aboard a 450 – lots of people merely presumed that meant the younger Aussie could be stepping as much as race the 450 subsequent yr in each MX and SX championships.
Nicely, not so. Not till the Outside collection, which kicks off halfway by way of the yr, anyway. And to set the document straight, Crew Honda HRC has launched a press release to substantiate the group’s 2023 rider roster and precisely which collection every will compete in. Right here’s an excerpt from it…
“For the third yr in a row, Crew Honda HRC’s 250 effort is headed up by Australian brothers, Hunter and Jett Lawrence, each campaigning the CRF250R. This previous season noticed Jett not solely efficiently defend his AMA Professional Motocross 250 title, but additionally earn the AMA Supercross 250SX East Area crown, whereas Hunter was second within the West Area and third outside.
“For 2023, the brothers are swapping supercross areas, with Jett using West and Hunter racing East. In the meantime, Likelihood Hymas advances from the novice ranks to hitch Hunter in chosen East Area appearances.
“Along with his 250 efforts, Jett intends to modify to the CRF450RWE full-time for AMA Professional Motocross. At that time, Hymas will fill his 250 spot full-time alongside Hunter Lawrence.”
As a matter of curiosity, the 2023 season will mark the 50th anniversary in motocross for American Honda. The complete rider line-up for 2023 contains Chase Sexton, Colt Nichols, and Hunter and Jett Lawrence, together with Likelihood Hymas.