Hunter Lawrence has been luckless throughout his professional career, and unfortunately that streak continued at the final round of 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross. Lawrence’s shoulder (the same one that he injured at Loretta Lynn’s 2) popped out in timed qualifying – he has now revealed that he is having a small surgery to fix the issue. A full statement can be found below.
“Hey guys. So unfortunately my shoulder popped out in second qualification at @FoxRaceway, which wasn’t ideal, but after the first shoulder injury back at Loretta Lynn’s we knew there was a chance it could be good and a chance it could happen again. We rolled the dice and gambled on building my shoulder stronger even more, which did help me get through the rest of the races. It could not handle my 100% and I felt like I was coming into full form these past two weekends. Going to take a few weeks after the small surgery to tidy it up and be ready for a great 2021. Thank you to everyone who has supported me and to @FCHonda for giving me the chance to come to the country of opportunity and chase my dreams, will never be forgotten. Thank you team.”
Lawrence was thirteenth in the final 250MX championship standings, with a season-best finish of fifth in the moto (achieved at Millville and Thunder Valley). Although the GEICO Honda squad has now shut up shop, Hunter is expected to land a stop on Honda HRC. No move has been made official yet.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: GEICO Honda