News 19 Jan 2020

Lawrence suffers collarbone injury in dramatic A2 main event

Geico Honda rider hoping for swift return to racing.

Image: Octopi Media.

Australian Jett Lawrence has indicated a broken collarbone is the injury he suffered during the dying moments of a dramatic Anaheim 2, marking the third round of the Monster Energy Supercross.

The teenager led almost the entire 18-lap main event, although an error saw him come under attack from reigning champion Dylan Ferrandis (Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing) in the closing stages.

The Geico Honda rider attempted to re-pass the Frenchman ahead of the whoop section on the final lap, however a mistake resulted in crashing heavily on the exit and into the face of the next obstacle.

Lawrence initially laid motionless before being assisted off the circuit by the Alpinestar medical unit, revealing today that a broken collarbone is the damage from what was a thrilling ride for the youthful talent.

“I’ll never settle for second and will always leave everything out on the track,” Lawrence declared in a statement. “Lucky to only have a broken collarbone – we will get it all sorted tomorrow and get back to the races ASAP. Thanks for all the support and messages.”

Lawrence was still credited ninth after lapping up to that position, while it’s unclear how long the collarbone injury will keep him on the sidelines.