News 18 Jun 2022

Jett Lawrence edges Hunter for High Point 250MX victory

Streak now four in a row to open 2022 Pro Motocross campaign.

Image: Octopi Media.

Defending 250MX champion Jett Lawrence has made it four-straight overall wins to open the 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship after edging Team Honda HRC teammate and brother Hunter Lawrence for victory at High Point.

The opening portion of moto one was led by Seth Hammaker (Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki), before Michael Mosiman (TLD Red Bull GasGas) took his turn at the front, only to make an unforced error just past the halfway mark.

That enabled Hunter Lawrence to take control at the front, which is where he would remain by going on to win by 4.425s from younger brother Jett, who in turn climbed his way from outside of the top-five into the runner-up position.

Third was a strong performance from Jo Shimoda (Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki), directly behind Lawrence and ahead of Hammaker, while Mosiman eventually finished in fifth.

Sixth came Max Vohland (Red Bull KTM) in an inspiring result, the top 10 completed by RJ Hampshire (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) on return from injury, Justin Cooper (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha), his teammate Nate Thrasher and Pierce Brown (TLD Red Bull GasGas).

Both Stilez Robertson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) and Levi Kitchen (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha) went down early in separate incidents, working their way back to claim 14th and 15th places, respectively.

The second 250 class moto marked the on-track battle we’ve been waiting for as the Lawrence brothers went head-to-head. It was Hunter who led the first six laps before Jett took charge for a few, but then Hunter countered for to lead a couple more of his own.

Defending champion Jett ultimately took control on lap 12 and remained there when it counted – crossing the line just 0.553s ahead of Hunter for the moto win and overall on countback to make it four-straight this season.

Over 35 seconds back, Cooper rebounded for third and ahead of Mosiman in fourth, but there in P5 was enough for Shimoda to seal a place on the podium overall. Positions six through 10 in the moto included Hammaker, Hampshire, Vohland and Brown.

In terms of the points, Jett Lawrence maintains a 12-point advantage over Hunter leading into RedBud on Saturday, 2 July.

Detailed results