In absolutely brutal conditions, Australian Hunter Lawrence has battled to a pair of sixth place finishes to maintain his podium position in the championship race. The bitter cold produced snow in Valkenswaard in spectacular, yet incredibly difficult conditions for round two of the MXGP.
“It was a so-so weekend really, from my perspective, Said Lawrence. “We got sixth from the qualification race but in the first moto I didn’t get a good start after being too aggressive with the clutch. I was around 16th to begin with but I was making passes and moving through the pack. Then I had a coming-together with another rider and dropped back down again. I pushed through to get sixth in the end and although I was disappointed to have only come sixth, I was happy with my riding and that I got close to the money points. In the second moto I got a really good jump out the gate, but I just couldn’t make it stick around the first bend. I just couldn’t get into my groove though and was struggling most of the moto. I gave it everything I had but I didn’t have anything for the guys up front this weekend. Next week is another round though and I’ll be giving it my all once again.”
Lawrence and the 114 Motorsports Honda team will now head to Spain for round three of the MXGP.