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Jett Lawrence to race AUS-X Open Melbourne | News

Jett Lawrence has confirmed he will contest the Monster Energy AUS-X Open event on November 30 at Marvel Stadium for Honda Racing Australia.

The Queensland native who currently lives in the USA is heading back to Melbourne, Australia, to race his first-ever professional career and international Supercross race onboard a Honda Genuine powered CRF250R.

“I’m really excited to be making my pro debut in Melbourne. I’ve had my eye on these events for a while now and they’ve progressively grown into something that’s world-class,” commented Lawrence regarding the AUS-X Open.

“Being a proud Australian makes it pretty cool that I’ll debut there, in front of friends, family and a lot of riders I grew up with too.” Lawrence added.

Lawrence will feature under the awning of the ‘Ride Red’ Honda Racing program, backed by Honda Genuine. General Manager of Honda Motorcycles, Tony Hinton is looking forward to seeing Lawrence in action.

“We are really pleased to have Jett under our wing for this final round. He has certainly made a name for himself overseas, so it will be fantastic for local fans to see him race on home soil. We hope for strong results and know he will do the CRF250R proud!” Hinton said.

The addition of Lawrence will add to an already stacked international SX2 division, with existing riders involved in a ferocious title fight that’ll come down to the wire at the Australian Supercross Championship finale. For the Honda rider, gate drops and seat time will be of critical importance, as he makes his World Supercross Championship debut in 2020.

“Winning Monster Cup was a real confidence booster for me, especially on a Supercross track. I definitely think more gate drops and just being in that race environment will help me heaps as I get ready for 2020,” finished Lawrence.

During New Zealand’s press conference, two-time World Champion Chad Reed indicated that this could very likely be his final race as a professional athlete in Australia, which makes Melbourne a landmark event for Australian Supercross fans, with one legend potentially retiring and a future star being born.