Team Suzuki Germany’s Jett Lawrence took and race victory and third place aboard his RM-Z250 at the German ADAC MX Masters in Tensfeld at the weekend and tied on points with the overall winner.
Temperatures were scorching for the fifth round of the ADAC MX Youngster Cup series that took place in the north of Germany and the exhausting sand-track put riders and bikes through a tough test.
In Qualifying, the 14-year-old held back his strength and saved energy which brought him a starting position of 11th. But on Sunday, Lawrence showed his talent. Although the first race’s start didn’t go as planned, the young Australian got into the leading group quickly and tried to fight on top.
Said Lawrence: “Overtaking here is very difficult, but I got into a good rhythm and was able to fight to the lead position by position. Just before passing the leader I held myself back for a moment so I didn’t get too dirty. Then I could overtake him quickly and had a free way to the finish. It was a fantastic race for me!”
But the second race started terribly.
He added: “I was involved in a crash in the first turn and had to fight back from the end of the field, but that went very well. Somehow I made it back to the top on the last lap. I may have been able to grab the next win but then I got blocked by a lapped rider. But I’m very happy. I’m second in the championship and only 12 points behind the leader.”
Words and images courtesy Team Suzuki Press Office – Photo by Steve Bauerschmidt