GEICO Honda Signs Jett Lawrence

Cycle News Staff | December 21, 2017
GEICO Honda Signs Jett Lawrence – The GEICO Honda supercross/motocross team announced that it has signed Australian Jett Lawrence to its amateur Factory Connection Honda racing program starting in 2019. Lawrence is the younger brother of Hunter Lawrence, who currently competes in the MX2 class in MXGP.

GEICO Honda Signs Jett Lawrence

GEICO Honda Signs Jett Lawrence
GEICO Honda has signed Jett Lawrence to its Factory Connection Honda racing program. We will see him racing here in the States in 2019.
Release:
Team GEICO Honda announces the long-term signing of highly-touted amateur talent Jett Lawrence, the younger brother of MXGP MX2 contender, Hunter Lawrence. Both Australians will join the GEICO Honda squad in the U.S. in 2019, Hunter as a full-time pro, and Jett for a year of amateur competition, with a likely pro debut in 2020.
Hunter Lawrence’s deal with GEICO was announced in October, but the GEICO Honda team had also been in negotiations with Jett, the 2014 85cc Junior World Champion, and multi-time 85cc champion in Australia. Jett, age 14, will race the EMX250 class in Europe in 2018 for Suzuki before moving to the U.S. to join the legendary Factory Connection Honda amateur squad, a division of GEICO Honda.

GEICO Honda Signs Jett Lawrence

“We’ve done our research and talked to a lot of people in both Australia and Europe, and they all believe Jett is the real deal,” says GEICO Honda Team Manager Dan Betley. “We’re looking forward to having both Hunter and Jett learn the ropes of U.S. racing with us starting in 2019.”
Jett Lawrence’s success on minicycles led several teams on both sides of the Atlantic to try to lock up his services for the future—he’s easily one of the most-heralded amateur riders in the ranks. He will race U.S. amateur events in 2019, and the team will then gauge his progress to determine a graduation date to the pros.

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