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Hunter Lawrence: The original Lawrence Brother

Hunter Lawrence, Jett Lawrence

Hunter Lawrence has paved the way for the Lawrence brothers.

Though his 20 year old younger brother, Jett Lawrence, appears to be stealing the thunder, Hunter Lawrence has had a successful professional career so far.

The future looks even brighter for the young Australian. Let’s take a look into the life of Hunter Lawrence.

Who Is Hunter Lawrence?

Jett Lawrence is an Australian, professional motocross and super cross racer.

Hunter Lawrence was born on the 1st of August, 1999, in Landsborough, Queensland, Australia. His brother Jett Lawrence is also a professional dirt bike racer, and his teammate.

Jett and Hunter Lawrence

The brothers have maintained that they will always put family first, and never let competition get in the way. So far they have been true to this.

Hunter Lawrence currently rides a Factory Honda CRF250R for Team Honda HRC.

In 2024 we will see the Lawrence brothers compete aboard Factory Honda CRF450R‘s in Supercross.

Who will be the better brother?

It will be interesting to see Hunter and Jett Lawrence compete against the currently great 450 riders, like Eli Tomac and Cooper Webb in Supercross.

Family and Early Life

Hunter Lawrence was born to Darren and Emma Lawrence. He has two brothers, Tate and Jett Lawrence. Jett is also on the Honda HRC Team and races alongside Hunter.

Hunter is married to Cynthia Tonus, sister of ex-pro racer Arnaud Tonus.

Hunter Lawrence loves golf and spending time with his French bulldogs (This seems to be a common trend amongst professional dirt bike racers these days).

Hunter also enjoys luxury cars and owns a Range Rover Renegade as well as multiple Audis. 

Hunter Lawrence’s Career

2017 – 2018

Hunter, was the first Lawrence brother to show interest in motocross racing after watching the American Supercross races on TV when he was 7. 

Hunter Lawrence’s parents sold everything the family had in Australia and moved to Europe to support their children’s racing ambitions and careers.

Hunter was always the faster brother growing up, winning many EMX world championships through the ranks, and earning some support for himself and his brother Jett.

After 31 MXGP races in the MX2 class. He earned 9 podiums and had 2 moto wins. This was enough to earn him a spot with the GEICO Honda team in the USA. What caught the attention of the world was Hunter’s MX2 overall victory at the 2017 Motocross of Nations.

The end of 2018 was the transition point for both Hunter and Jett. Hunter was offered to race in the United States for the 2019 season, but the family also wanted the same opportunity for Jett… The team ended up signing Jett to their amateur team.

2019 – The move to the US

In 2019, the entire Lawrence family relocated to Wesley Chapel, Florida.

Hunter Lawrence made his first debut at the Hangtown round of AMA Pro Motocross after a broken collarbone kept him out of supercross. It didn’t take long for Lawrence to get his first overall win on US Soil, when he won the 2019 High Point National at Mt. Morris, PA.

Following early success in the US, Lawrence had a series of injuries that led him to seriously consider an early retirement from the sport. 

2023 – Long awaited Success

Having fully recovered from his injuries, Hunter finally won his first 250 SX championship for team HRC Honda.

He recently backed this championship up and also won the 2023 AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

What’s next for Hunter?

Hunter is preparing for the 2024 Supercross season in the 450 Class. He is also expected to transition to the 450 class for the outdoor motocross nationals (Lucas Oil Pro Motocross) in 2024.

List of Accomplishments

  • 2012: Australian Junior Motocross Champion
  • 2015:
    125cc Australian Junior Motocross Champion (Yamaha)
    250cc Australian Junior Motocross Champion (Yamaha)
  • 2018: 9th Motocross Grand Prix MX2
  • 2019: After injury, 10th OA Lucas Oil Pro Motocross
  • 2020: Hunter suffered multiple injuries and put very few results on the board
  • 2022: 2nd AMA 250 SX East, 3rd AMA Pro 250 Motocross
  • 2023: Hunter became both the AMA Supercross 250SX East region champion and the AMA Pro Motocross 250 champion

Hunter is steadily working on catching up to his younger brother Jett’s impressive career in the US.

Hunter has finished multiple championships in second place — just missing the holy grail.

Hunter Lawrence’s Net Worth and Private Life

Lawrence is highly devoted to his career, and the support of his fans means a lot to him. There have been many occasions when he’s been seen interacting with them after racing.

Even though he is at the beginning of his career, Hunter Lawrence has an estimated net worth of around $3.5 million.

Lawrence recently started his own merch brand “Hunta Co.” that sells shirts.

Because of that, 100 Percent has partnered with Jett to offer six different donut-flavored racing goggles.

Hunter also has some sort of partnership with Aj Catanzaro to help Aj’s students/customers of The Moto Academy train. It hasn’t been fully disclosed as to what Hunter’s official relationship is with The Moto Academy.

Lawrence could have an ownership stake, he could be paid per training or by time, or he could just be helping out his friend with his business.

Hunter has clawed his way back from injury and is on his way to being a contender in the 450 class.

I can’t wait to watch him this supercross season, especially when debuts the 450, and as he progresses into the 450 class for outdoors against the best of the best.

I also can’t wait to see if he can rival the accomplishments of some of the greats in the sport, like Jeremy McGrath, Ricky Carmichael, and James Stewart.