Hunter Lawrence wins in Germany

Queensland teenager Hunter Lawrence raced to a double victory in the third round of the FIM European EMX250 Motocross Championship at Teutschenthal in Germany on the weekend.

Hunter Lawrence
Hunter Lawrence

The 16-year-old comfortably won his qualification group and led the opening moto on Saturday afternoon from start to finish for an impressive victory by fifteen seconds.

Hunter Lawrence
Hunter Lawrence

After another good start in the second moto on Sunday morning he held second place for six laps before moving ahead to win by ten seconds to complete an unbeaten weekend. 

Hunter Lawrence
Hunter Lawrence

Young American Darian Sanayei had finished second in his qualifying group but a poor start in the first moto forced him to charge through the pack for an eventual sixth placed finish. Sanayei led the second moto on Sunday morning for six laps before surrendering the lead to fellow Kawasaki rider Hunter Lawrence and he kept all other challengers at bay to complete a 1-2 for the green machines. 

Hunter Lawrence
Hunter Lawrence
Hunter Lawrence

“I felt good all weekend long on this track. I had a good qualifying session, and got a good start in both races. In the first one on Saturday I wasn’t pushing too much during the opening laps, just doing my things and got a win. Today I had a good battle with Darian; when I was following him I was taking some rocks on my body but I finally passed him and pulled away. It was a good weekend. I want to thanks all my crew and the team; it’s good to reward them for all the hard work they’ve done. Yesterday the track was difficult and rough, but today it was cool as we had many lines so it was easier for passing.”

Hunter Lawrence
Hunter Lawrence

Lawrence has moved up to second place in the overall FIM European EMX250 Motocross Championship points standings, 12-points behind Dane Thomas Kjer Olsen.

Hunter Lawrence
Hunter Lawrence
EMX250 Race 1 Top Ten
  1. Hunter Lawrence (AUS, Kawasaki), 29:13.619
  2. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, Husqvarna), +0:15.810
  3. Anton Gole (SWE, Husqvarna), +0:22.003
  4. Filip Neugebauer (CZE, Kawasaki), +0:23.089
  5. Kevin Wouts (BEL, KTM), +0:39.379
  6. Darian Sanayei (USA, Kawasaki), +0:40.398
  7. Jorge Prado Garcia (ESP, KTM), +0:46.489
  8. Miro Sihvonen (FIN, KTM), +0:47.681
  9. Nick Kouwenberg (NED, Honda), +0:50.963
  10. Bas Vaessen (NED, Suzuki), +0:53.608
Hunter Lawrence
Hunter Lawrence
EMX250 Race 2 Top Ten
  1. Hunter Lawrence (AUS, Kawasaki), 28:52.046
  2. Darian Sanayei (USA, Kawasaki), +0:10.477
  3. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, Husqvarna), +0:15.925
  4. Kevin Wouts (BEL, KTM), +0:40.373
  5. Karlis Sabulis (LAT, Yamaha), +0:43.495
  6. Bas Vaessen (NED, Suzuki), +0:46.432
  7. Nicolas Dercourt (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:52.827
  8. Anthony Bourdon (FRA, Husqvarna), +0:54.618
  9. Miro Sihvonen (FIN, KTM), +0:54.755
  10. Jorge Prado Garcia (ESP, KTM), +1:04.292
Hunter Lawrence
Hunter Lawrence
EMX250 Overall Top Ten
  1. Hunter Lawrence (AUS, KAW), 50 points
  2. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, HUS), 42 p
  3. Darian Sanayei (USA, KAW), 37 p
  4. Kevin Wouts (BEL, KTM), 34 p
  5. Anton Gole (SWE, HUS), 29 p
  6. Bas Vaessen (NED, SUZ), 26 p
  7. Miro Sihvonen (FIN, KTM), 25 p
  8. 8. Jorge Prado Garcia (ESP, KTM), 25 p
  9. Nicolas Dercourt (FRA, KAW), 20 p
  10. Nick Kouwenberg (NED, HON), 18 p.
Hunter Lawrence
Hunter Lawrence
EMX250 Championship Top Ten
  1. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, HUS), 132 points
  2. Hunter Lawrence (AUS, KAW), 120 p
  3. Kevin Wouts (BEL, KTM), 98 p.
  4. Darian Sanayei (USA, KAW), 95 p.
  5. Bas Vaessen (NED, SUZ), 89 p.
  6. Nick Kouwenberg (NED, HON), 72 p
  7. 7. Miro Sihvonen (FIN, KTM), 63 p.
  8. Even Heibye (NOR, KTM), 60 p.
  9. Anton Gole (SWE, HUS), 59 p.
  10. Nicolas Dercourt (FRA, KAW), 52 p.
Hunter Lawrence
Hunter Lawrence
EMX250 Manufacturers
  1. Husqvarna, 142 points
  2. Kawasaki, 126 p.
  3. KTM, 116 p.
  4. Suzuki, 89 p.
  5. Yamaha, 81 p.
  6. Honda, 73 p.
Hunter Lawrence
Hunter Lawrence