Jett Lawrence On Capturing 450 Pro Motocross Title

Jett Lawrence just turned 20. He wrapped up the 450 Pro Motocross Championship two rounds early over the weekend at Unadilla. He’s led 264 of a possible 285 laps this year. He’s won 18 of 18 motos and 9 of 9 overalls. 

Did I mention he’s 20? And that he’s a rookie? And that he wrapped up the 450 title TWO rounds early?

Crazy to think that back in August 2019, the then 16-year-old made his pro debut at Unadilla with the now closed GEICO Honda and went 21-8 for 13th overall.

I don’t think anyone could have imagined this outcome just four years later. 


What else is left? Maybe just the third rider EVER to record a perfect season. This dude is next level. 

He talked about this title after Unadilla. 

“It’s an unreal opportunity,” Jett Lawrence said. “Like Hunter said when he won his championship, I haven’t even dreamed of this, because we never thought it was possible to be where we are today. To do it like this, being undefeated so far, it’s very emotional for me, with all the hard times we’ve gone through, and the hard work. That whole [second moto], I was keeping it together and just pushing, pushing, pushing. Then as soon as I went over the finish line, the emotions came out. I’ve got to send a huge thank-you to my mechanic, Christien Ducharme; we’re like family now. My manager Lucas [Mirtl], is awesome, and my family—everyone who has been behind me. HRC Honda took a risk with taking us in after 2020, and I’m glad I’m able to repay the favor.”

“We knew when Jett moved to the 450 class that he would be a force to reckon with, but I don’t think anyone could’ve predicted the level of success and consistency that he has already exhibited,” added Brandon Wilson, Manager of Sports and Experiential at American Honda. “This year has just been incredible for the entire team, but Jett’s performance in particular has been one for the record books. We’re so happy that he has put Honda and the CRF450RWE on top, and we look forward to seeing him continue to earn the success that he’s clearly capable of achieving.”

Main image: Honda HRC

Written by Slaw Dog

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