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captmoto captmoto
9/3/2017 1:21 PM

I had the chance to meet Hunter Lawrence at Milestone week before last. He and his dad showed up with a bone stock RMZ250 form US Suzuki and a bag from Ace Hardware with a crescent wrench, box wrenches and some screwdrivers. A quick Google search made me realize he is a big deal. I
was able to help with some of my tools and got to visit with him and his dad. What an awesome young man and a great dad. Watching Hunter on the track was amazing as well. Talk about precision and consistency. Blazing fast as we saw today. It was great to meet such nice people that day and made watching the GP today more personal. At 18 years old HL96 is definitely someone to watch.
Somebody put up that cool starry bra picture for me please.

The older I get, the faster I was.

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Barrzy256 Barrzy256
9/3/2017 2:11 PM

If he can stay injury free, I've got him down as serious title contender for next year. The MX2 class should be a cracker next season, Jonas defending the title, whilst the rookies from this year, Lawrence, Prado and Olsen, step it up a gear over winter and become a serious title threat

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jorgechavez jorgechavez
9/3/2017 2:23 PM

Racer X tweeted that he is rumoured to be in talks with Geico to go to the US at some point and someone on here said he has the same agent as a few of the Geico guys. Would love to see him do it but he's also got a bright future in MXGP.

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BMSOBx2 BMSOBx2
9/3/2017 2:39 PM

Great ride. Big props. Fast too. tongue

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Aussie_power_sports Aussie_power_sports
9/3/2017 2:47 PM

he is australias next hope of an international winning rider

There are two kinds of people against dirt bikes, those who never tried and those who weren't good at them.

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Motocross83 Motocross83
9/3/2017 2:48 PM

Very impressive ride today - not just the result but how in control he was the entire race, he literally didn't look to put a foot wrong. Seems a very nice and approachable character too.

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jordz jordz
9/3/2017 2:51 PM

Hunter has huge potential.

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ML512 ML512
9/3/2017 3:04 PM
jorgechavez wrote:

Racer X tweeted that he is ...more

I mentioned the agent thing. Same agent (who happens to be an Aussie too) as J-Mart, Sexton and Hampshire.

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mxjon454 mxjon454
9/3/2017 3:07 PM

Get him over here already.

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vschaik141 vschaik141
9/3/2017 3:07 PM

he's like 17 years old isn't he?

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ruy ruy
9/3/2017 3:10 PM

Lawrence, Renaux, Prado and Ruben Fernandez were the best I saw in the Junior World Championship of 125cc in Spain 2015.

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ML512 ML512
9/3/2017 3:15 PM
mxjon454 wrote:

Get him over here already. ...more

2019 at the earliest, that's the year Prado is supposedly coming also.

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scott_nz scott_nz
9/3/2017 4:28 PM

I have known and helped out Hunter and his family a couple of times over the years when he raced in NZ, great people, and awesome to see him do so well today,

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FTB FTB
9/3/2017 4:33 PM
jordz wrote:

Hunter has huge potential. ...more

As does his world championship winning brother Jett.

http://www.motoonline.com.au/2014/08/11/australias-jett-lawrence-crowned-65cc-world-champion/

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RandyS RandyS
9/3/2017 4:55 PM

Anyone else think he had that pass at the end made if he wouldn't have pulled the tearoff?

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Richard Tease II Richard Tease II
9/3/2017 5:24 PM
mxjon454 wrote:

Get him over here already. ...more

ML512 wrote:

2019 at the earliest, ...more

Prado needs to sort out his heat exhaustion issue that's the second time this year that's happened. It shouldn't happen 20mins into the first moto

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crusty_xx crusty_xx
9/3/2017 5:47 PM
jordz wrote:

Hunter has huge potential. ...more

FTB wrote:

As does his world ...more

He's wants to ride EMX250 next season I read somewhere. Skip EMX125 because Suzuki can't provide a 125
Is he not very young for it? 13 or 14?

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mxb2 mxb2
9/3/2017 6:01 PM
captmoto wrote:

I had the chance to meet ...more

Hope you told him vital says a stock rmz is junk. Lol.

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mxjon454 mxjon454
9/3/2017 6:17 PM
mxjon454 wrote:

Get him over here already. ...more

ML512 wrote:

2019 at the earliest, ...more

That would be pretty damn sweet. I dont see them on the level of roczen coming over here at 16, but if they do come over in 2019 that would be great for our series. Hunter will most likely be the mext best thing for Aussies and Prado will be really good too. Hope they both can get over heret ASAP.

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captmoto captmoto
9/3/2017 6:29 PM
mxb2 wrote:

Hope you told him vital ...more

He and his father were here on their own dime. They said Everts told them they couldn't help with a bike. US Suzuki helped out. It was a display bike with a black background 51 on it. He was sick fast on that junk stocker. What really nice people. I have since gone and watched a couple races and the kid flat never gives up. He doesn't seem to fade. The Suzukis are down on power compared to the KTMs and Huskies but he doesn't complain or make excuses according to his dad.
I asked if they had been to the US and he said no, that they wouldn't come here until Hunter was racing here and was quietly proud that they were here.

The older I get, the faster I was.

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jeffro503 jeffro503
9/3/2017 6:38 PM
captmoto wrote:

I had the chance to meet ...more

mxb2 wrote:

Hope you told him vital ...more

captmoto wrote:

He and his father were ...more

They raced here today in the USA , on their own dime? Isn't he Seewer's team mate?

Either way....Ausland should be very proud of that kid. He rode awesome and strong all day today in that heat. Pushed the entire time and looked good doing it. I'm with the OP , in thinking he could be a title threat next year for sure.

And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

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mxb2 mxb2
9/3/2017 6:46 PM
captmoto wrote:

I had the chance to meet ...more

mxb2 wrote:

Hope you told him vital ...more

captmoto wrote:

He and his father were ...more

Sarcasm,. Meaning the bike is good enough for 90% of riders in the world stock.

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jeffro503 jeffro503
9/3/2017 6:51 PM
mxb2 wrote:

Hope you told him vital ...more

captmoto wrote:

He and his father were ...more

mxb2 wrote:

Sarcasm,. Meaning the bike ...more

C'mon Billy.....Hunter is riding at the front of the pack in one of the premier classes on planet earth , and no way a stock bike is fast enough for that kid. And even if it was some what stock.....there is no way that kid should be on one. The kid hauls the mail and should be on factory or factory backed bikes with no question.


Edit : never mind , I get what you're saying.

And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

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ML512 ML512
9/3/2017 6:53 PM
captmoto wrote:

He and his father were ...more

mxb2 wrote:

Sarcasm,. Meaning the bike ...more

jeffro503 wrote:

C'mon Billy.....Hunter is ...more

He is on a factory bike...but his two factory bikes were in Florida as they were shipped to the race. Suzuki let him borrow a stock bike to ride this past week while he was in California.

By own dime, I'm guessing they meant that their flights or accommodations to come early (and with his father) were on him and not the team.

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mxb2 mxb2
9/3/2017 6:58 PM
captmoto wrote:

He and his father were ...more

mxb2 wrote:

Sarcasm,. Meaning the bike ...more

jeffro503 wrote:

C'mon Billy.....Hunter is ...more

He is in the 10% group.

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ruy ruy
9/3/2017 7:05 PM
mxjon454 wrote:

Get him over here already. ...more

ML512 wrote:

2019 at the earliest, ...more

Richard Tease II wrote:

Prado needs to sort out ...more

Third time this year; Ottobiano with others riders, Portugal and now in USA.
I think he needs go to training in some places with heat in the next months.

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RonSkj RonSkj
9/3/2017 7:24 PM

When I saw "Lawrence" I was sure that JLaw was back! wink

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Crush Crush
9/3/2017 7:52 PM

They're both going to win titles.

Cheers, Crush
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captmoto captmoto
9/3/2017 7:55 PM
jeffro503 wrote:

They raced here today in ...more

Sorry, for the week before the team got here he was on his own practicing on a borrowed bike.

The older I get, the faster I was.

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captmoto captmoto
9/3/2017 7:59 PM
ML512 wrote:

He is on a factory ...more

That's the way I understood it. His dad mentioned the cost of the Ram 1500 rental for a week as being steep. They were staying with his manager in Laguna Niguel and kinda couch surfing.

The older I get, the faster I was.

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