The Lawrence brothers are hot property currently, thanks to the incredible amount of potential that they have shown in Europe. Suzuki World MX2 had both Hunter and Jett locked up for the foreseeable, of course, but then they shut down and both guys were open to offers. GEICO Honda were quick to make a move for Hunter and have now signed his younger brother as well, a press release has confirmed. Both riders will join the team on a full-time basis in 2019.
"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 will race in EMX250 on a Suzuki next year, so European fans will still get to see what he is capable of aboard a 250F, and then he will race amateur events in the USA with the legendary Factory Connection Honda team. It is thought a switch to the professional ranks will occur in 2020, but that will be confirmed at a later date.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Suzuki Racing