News 21 Jan 2024

Lawrence extends apology to Anderson after fiery exchange

Pair in altercation following intense battle for fourth in San Diego.

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450SX newcomer Jett Lawrence has extended an apology to former premier class champion Jason Anderson after the pair exchanged words post-race in San Diego, resulting in a fiery altercation that immediately sent social media into a frenzy.

Lawrence edged Anderson for fourth after a major battle for position, with 20-year-old rookie Lawrence venting his frustration toward the 2018 champion following the main event.

The Team Honda HRC rider moved to apologize on social media soon after the fact, however, Anderson is yet to respond on the matter. It’s unclear if the pair will be penalized.

“Tonight I let emotions get the better of me,” Lawrence posted. “I let myself down in the heat of the moment. I’ll learn from this and my apologies to [Jason], it was on me. I’ll pay your fine – [AMA Supercross] send me the invoice and per your request, free passes to the fan zone for the season. Sorry mate.”

After winning Anaheim 1 and then finishing ninth in San Francisco, current outdoor champion Lawrence sits third in the 2024 standings, one position – and seven points – clear of Anderson, who has a season-best finish of second to his credit from A1.