Hunter Lawrence Signs Contract Extension with HRC Honda

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6/18/2022 9:02 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/18/2022 9:34 AM

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

6/18/2022 9:03 AM

Hell yeah! The Lawrence brothers are beasts!

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6/18/2022 9:05 AM

250 or 450? Or bit of both? Any idea?

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6/18/2022 9:06 AM

VanDan wrote:

250 or 450? Or bit of both? Any idea?

250. Jett will likely ride a 450 next outdoor season and be 450 full time in 2024. Hunter will likely stay 250 throughout this contract that’s been announced.

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6/18/2022 9:07 AM

VanDan wrote:

250 or 450? Or bit of both? Any idea?

ML512 wrote:

250. Jett will likely ride a 450 next outdoor season and be 450 full time in 2024. Hunter will likely stay 250 throughout this ...more

Thanks Michael. Are you expecting to see Roczen, Sexton and Jett on 450 in 2023?

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6/18/2022 9:19 AM

VanDan wrote:

250 or 450? Or bit of both? Any idea?

ML512 wrote:

250. Jett will likely ride a 450 next outdoor season and be 450 full time in 2024. Hunter will likely stay 250 throughout this ...more

VanDan wrote:

Thanks Michael. Are you expecting to see Roczen, Sexton and Jett on 450 in 2023?

Sexton has a contract through '23 and Roczen's is over after outdoors...not sure.

Jett will likely be 250 indoors and 450 outdoors in '23.

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6/18/2022 10:03 AM

Will be interesting to see how it plays out. I would be a little disappointed to see Hunter held down in 250’s long term if honda does not want to field Sexton Jett and Hunter in the 450 class. Unless sexton jumps ship for some reason I don’t see Honda letting any of the 3 go either.

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6/18/2022 10:08 AM

nskerb wrote:

Will be interesting to see how it plays out. I would be a little disappointed to see Hunter held down in 250’s long term if ...more

Keeping Hunter on the 250 when Jett moves up next summer makes sense. He'll be a heavy a favorite to win titles next year. Win some titles in 2023, defend in 2024, sign another extension to race 450 in 2025.

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6/18/2022 10:26 AM

nskerb wrote:

Will be interesting to see how it plays out. I would be a little disappointed to see Hunter held down in 250’s long term if ...more

I don't think it's him being held down. He hasn't won titles like Jett yet and both his camp and Honda wouldn't want to give up those title opportunities. We'll see how the year plays out but if Hunter doesn't win the outdoor title this year (Jett is the favorite), then you'd think they'd at least want a title in '23 and some sort of defense in '24 before going 450 in '25.

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6/18/2022 11:09 PM

Is Jett’s contract different than Hunter’s? I thought they signed the same deal. Jett still negotiating?

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6/18/2022 11:24 PM

MX Guy wrote:

Is Jett’s contract different than Hunter’s? I thought they signed the same deal. Jett still negotiating?

They had different deals when they initially inked with Honda directly. Jett’s deal is through 2025 already.

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6/19/2022 12:11 AM

nskerb wrote:

Will be interesting to see how it plays out. I would be a little disappointed to see Hunter held down in 250’s long term if ...more

ML512 wrote:

I don't think it's him being held down. He hasn't won titles like Jett yet and both his camp and Honda wouldn't want to give ...more

I understand why Honda would want to keep Hunter on the 250, but I also see it as holding him back.

He looks to me as having great potential on a 450 and at the end of the day, 250 results mean very little compared to premier class results.
I’d hate to see two years of Hunter’s prime ‘wasted’ in the 250s.

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6/19/2022 1:14 AM

nskerb wrote:

Will be interesting to see how it plays out. I would be a little disappointed to see Hunter held down in 250’s long term if ...more

ML512 wrote:

I don't think it's him being held down. He hasn't won titles like Jett yet and both his camp and Honda wouldn't want to give ...more

CPR wrote:

I understand why Honda would want to keep Hunter on the 250, but I also see it as holding him back.

He looks to me as having ...more

then again, Hunter agreed to the deal, and for all we know perhaps he is very happy with being in 250's

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6/19/2022 1:39 AM

ML512 wrote:

I don't think it's him being held down. He hasn't won titles like Jett yet and both his camp and Honda wouldn't want to give ...more

CPR wrote:

I understand why Honda would want to keep Hunter on the 250, but I also see it as holding him back.

He looks to me as having ...more

kiwifan wrote:

then again, Hunter agreed to the deal, and for all we know perhaps he is very happy with being in 250's

True, although he’s also said that he likes riding the 450 better than the 250.

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6/19/2022 1:50 AM

Seems early for Jett to go 450 next summer. He'll only be 19.

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6/19/2022 2:04 AM

Snapper wrote:

Seems early for Jett to go 450 next summer. He'll only be 19.

Age is irrelevant- he's achieved everything there is to achieve in 250s. Theres no point in hanging around.

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6/19/2022 2:15 PM

Simple for Honda, Roczen out he has no more upside. Hunter 250 champ indoors and out. Chase or Jett 450 champ indoor and out.

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6/19/2022 2:26 PM

Snapper wrote:

Seems early for Jett to go 450 next summer. He'll only be 19.

He has to go 450 in ‘24 due to winning a Regional SX title this year, if he already has two 250 MX titles by end of this year, going 450 next MX season would be a softer transition then straight into in Supercross six months later.

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6/19/2022 3:52 PM

People forget how much time Hunter has spent off the bike and how many seasons he has missed out on.
23 years of age, he is still younger than Mosimann. and Justin Cooper is 2 years older who is also looking for a way and exemptions to stay another year in the 250 class. than you have other riders in the past who have stayed down until late 20's chasing a lites class title.


Jetts been injury free and won the titles at a young age. cant compare the two,

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6/19/2022 3:55 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/19/2022 4:02 PM

Honda’s gonna be reliving its early-mid 80’s glory days if they have KRoc, Sexton and Jett in the same premier class. That’s a dream team of riders.

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6/19/2022 4:14 PM

Going to be interesting a few years from now. Sexton is just coming into his prime and has several years left in him, Jett & Hunter will be moving up soon. I would really like to see HRC run 3 bikes instead of letting 1 of them go.

Also going to be interesting to see what Kawi does. Joey is riding great and would hate to see him get bumped when AC comes back. I know these teams aren't exactly "making money" by going racing but to have 3 riders for Kawi or HRC that can be top 10 you'd think they can make a budget for it. Guess it's just wishful thinking on my part.

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6/19/2022 4:27 PM

ML512 wrote:

250. Jett will likely ride a 450 next outdoor season and be 450 full time in 2024. Hunter will likely stay 250 throughout this ...more

VanDan wrote:

Thanks Michael. Are you expecting to see Roczen, Sexton and Jett on 450 in 2023?

ML512 wrote:

Sexton has a contract through '23 and Roczen's is over after outdoors...not sure.

Jett will likely be 250 indoors and 450 ...more

Do you really think Honda would get rid of Kenny? I can't see that happening. And if it did would he be SOL? Everyone else is full for next year.

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6/19/2022 8:39 PM

VanDan wrote:

Thanks Michael. Are you expecting to see Roczen, Sexton and Jett on 450 in 2023?

ML512 wrote:

Sexton has a contract through '23 and Roczen's is over after outdoors...not sure.

Jett will likely be 250 indoors and 450 ...more

vitalriderCrf wrote:

Do you really think Honda would get rid of Kenny? I can't see that happening. And if it did would he be SOL? Everyone else is ...more

They got rid of RC while he was still winning championships. I would be shocked if they keep the 94 on the team any longer than his current contract unless they sign him to ride until Jett is full time 450 next summer.

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6/19/2022 9:04 PM

He doesn't seem like the type of guy who'd spend 2 more years in 250 if he had a factory 450 offer with another team.

They must have looked at what contracts would be up, and didn't think he was in the running.

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6/19/2022 9:23 PM

Hi Team

Here's how I think it will play out and there is a fair chance i will be 100% wrong...

Both Hunter and Jett stay in 250's for 2023 SX, one for Jett to defend his title with the no1 plate and second for Hunter to win a title.

Roczen and Sexton obviously stay in 450 sx but with Roczen sx only and Jett onto 450 for outdoors along side Sexton. That will open a spot for Hymas for 250 Outdoors as Honda dont need Jett winning 3 outdoor titles on a 250, thats if he defends this year which is looking pretty good at the moment.

Hunter will then stay on a 250 with Hymas for 2024 which will be the last year of the new deal and Jett and Sexton for both SX and outdoors for 2024.

By then it will be 2025 and Hunter will be looking for a factory 450 ride of some sort and can either move elsewhere or maybe even Sexton moves but we'll see.

Matt

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6/20/2022 9:38 AM

reded301 wrote:

Honda’s gonna be reliving its early-mid 80’s glory days if they have KRoc, Sexton and Jett in the same premier class. That’s a ...more

So hopefully they can get a 450 title because it's been a long ass time (indoors and out).

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6/21/2022 3:55 AM

mattdavison wrote:

Hi Team

Here's how I think it will play out and there is a fair chance i will be 100% wrong...

Both Hunter and Jett stay in ...more

well you are 100% wrong about Jett, he simply cannot be in 250 class due to rules...

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6/21/2022 4:47 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/21/2022 4:48 AM

mattdavison wrote:

Hi Team

Here's how I think it will play out and there is a fair chance i will be 100% wrong...

Both Hunter and Jett stay in ...more

kiwifan wrote:

well you are 100% wrong about Jett, he simply cannot be in 250 class due to rules...

No he is correct. Jett can race 250s next season.
A 250 sx champion can only compete in 4 season ( a season is when a rider scores 5 points or more)
22 was Jetts 3rd season. He can race 250 sx in 23 but if he score 5 points he is not allowed to race 24 250sx.

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6/21/2022 7:40 AM

reded301 wrote:

Honda’s gonna be reliving its early-mid 80’s glory days if they have KRoc, Sexton and Jett in the same premier class. That’s a ...more

And every rider on the team has incredible technique, its wild. I could watch them ride all day. It's tough to pick a favorite. I thought my preference steered towards Jett the most. But the more I see Chase ride the more he blows my mind, flawless on the bike

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6/21/2022 6:19 PM

mattdavison wrote:

Hi Team

Here's how I think it will play out and there is a fair chance i will be 100% wrong...

Both Hunter and Jett stay in ...more

kiwifan wrote:

well you are 100% wrong about Jett, he simply cannot be in 250 class due to rules...

mx313 wrote:

No he is correct. Jett can race 250s next season.
A 250 sx champion can only compete in 4 season ( a season is when a rider ...more

Actually, Jett can't race 250SX in '24 at all. You get one year to defend your title no matter how many points you score. See Justin Cooper as example A.

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