Team Honda 114 Motorsports’ Hunter Lawrence will sit out the twelfth and thirteenth rounds of the 2018 MX2 World Championship – taking place in Indonesia these two upcoming weekends – and will be back in action at the MXGP of Czech Republic, scheduled for 21-22 July at Loket.
After injuring his hand at Arco last April, the 19-year-old Australian rider made his return to action three rounds later at Kegums in Latvia, but he was unable to return to the type of form shown earlier in the season – with several crashes having an impact on his recovery.
With this in mind, a decision was made so that Lawrence can return to competition free from the symptoms of his recent crashes and aim to maximise the full potential of himself and his Honda machine again in the remaining rounds of the season.
Hunter Lawrence commented “Really disappointed to miss the two Indonesian rounds, but I need to get back 100% so we can finish out the remainder of the 2018 MX2 World Championship season strong and get the results I am capable of.”
Team Principle Livia Lancelot commented “To be without Hunter for two rounds is really a shame, but we are looking forward to having him back at Loket. Since fracturing his hand badly in Arco he hasn’t been able to get back on the ultimate pace he’s capable of, and that’s not what anybody wants to see. I’m really sorry for all the sponsors and for the Indonesian fans who wanted to see him riding, but we all want to see him back at top speed and that is what we are working on like always.”