Jett Lawrence claims his second consecutive 250 class National Championship.
Aussie Jett Lawrence wrapped up his second consecutive 250 class National Championship during the 2022 AMA Pro Motocross Championship finale.
Lawrence claimed a total of 11 moto wins and nine overall victories over the 12 round, 24 moto series. The Aussie ended the season with a 45-point lead over his nearest rival. For the second year in a row, Jett’s brother Hunter also finished in the top three for the second time, with 3 wins and nine podiums throughout the season.
The Queensland brothers moved to the U.S. with their family in 2019 where he and Hunter raced for the Honda-backed Factory Connection team. The Lawrences then moved up to the factory Team Honda HRC program last year, where Jett won his first National Championship, in the 250 class.
“It’s awesome to get it done back-to-back. I’m definitely grateful,” Jett Lawrence said. “The team has been awesome this year. Honda brought out an awesome new CRF250R and I’m super pumped to be on it again in Supercross next year. I’m also excited to ride the 450 in Pro Motocross next summer. I definitely have a little work to do before battling with the top guys like Eli [Tomac] and Chase [Sexton]. It’s going to be fun, and I can’t wait.”
Lawrence efforts also helped Honda take out the Manufacturer Championship having at least one Team Honda HRC rider on the podium in both classes at every round of the season.
“What an incredible year for the Lawrence brothers and the CRF250R!” said Team Manager Lars Lindstrom. “When you start with a new model there can be a lot of struggle to get the performance where it needs to be to win right away, and I couldn’t be prouder of our team and the effort they put in to do just that. This whole summer, we absolutely dominated the 250 class with Hunter and Jett, and I want to say a very big congratulations to Jett on taking home a second consecutive AMA Pro Motocross 250 Championship!”
The Lawrence brothers will next represent Australia in the Motocross of Nations at Michigan’s RedBud MX in September.