Jett Lawrence

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Jett Lawrence: Future GOAT?

Jett Lawrence

Jett Lawrence is not your average professional dirt bike racer.

He’s one of the most promising young stars we’ve seen in the industry in a while.

A future GOAT? Maybe. (Fingers crossed he stays healthy).

But who is this aspiring young man who wishes to challenge the results of some of the greatest to ever swing a leg over a dirt bike?

Who Is Jett Lawrence?

Jett Lawrence is an Australian, professional motocross and supercross racer.

Lawrence was born on the 9th of August, 2003, in Landsborough, Queensland, Australia. His brother Hunter Lawrence is also a professional dirt bike racer, and his teammate.

Jett and Hunter Lawrence

Which, is awesome. How cool is that? Imagine your brother as your teammate on the biggest stage in the world for dirt bike racing?

I’d be lying if I said my brother and I hadn’t daydreamed about this a few hundred times growing up…

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

It is rumored that Jett may also race a few Monster Energy Supercross rounds this year aboard a Factory Honda CRF450R.

Personally, I’m hoping he does. He ran this bike at Motocross of Nations (MXoN or MXdN) and did really well. Even against the currently great 450 riders, like Eli Tomac. I’d love to see Jett run a few rounds in supercross this year.

Family and Early Life

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

Lawrence has been highly energetic ever since he was a little boy.

Ever since Jett was little, he’s also developed an interest in extreme sports.

He loves mountain biking, surfing, and skateboarding. Lawrence also loves golf, even though it is against his hyperactive nature. (This seems to be a common trend amongst professional dirt bike racers these days).

I’m not sure whether to classify this as surprising or unsurprising, but Jett also practiced breakdancing before becoming a professional motocross racer. 

Jett Lawrence’s Career

2014 – 2016

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

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

Jett took his brother Hunter as an example and also got interested in motocross racing. He started racing, but he wasn’t successful in the beginning. Lawrence used to say, “I always hated it when I did not win, ” complemented with a smile.

The way Jett wasn’t as good as Hunter when they were younger is interesting now that Jett is considered to be “better” than Hunter these days.

Even though Jett wasn’t a natural at the beginning, after a lot of practicing, Jett won the World Championship in Belgium in 2014 on a 65cc bike when he was only 11 years old.

Jett Lawrence 65cc World Championship

2016 – 2018

After moving to Europe, Lawrence participated in the German ADAC series and the 85 European Motocross Championship in 2016. He performed in the ADAC Youngster Cup and the Assen GP, riding a Suzuki.

Two years later, at the age of 14, Jett was ready to jump up to the 250 class, and the Geico Honda Team recruited him and his brother. Hunter competed for the Honda MX2 team, and Jett represented Honda’s Factory Connection amateur team.

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…

2019 – The move to the US

In 2019, the entire Lawrence family relocated to Wesley Chapel, Florida. Jett raced at two of the largest amateur nationals there are — Mini O’s and Loretta Lynn’s — achieving a win in both.

Right before participating in the Monster Energy Cup, Jett was racing in another supercross event when he crashed and injured his neck.

Luckily, he recovered and could race in the Monster Energy Cup 250 Futures, where he earned another outstanding win, on October 19, 2019.

That same year, Lawrence made his first debut at the Unadilla round of AMA Pro Motocross, which allowed him to transition to Factory Connection’s pro team in 2020. Lawrence won the final round of the AMA Pro Motocross and received the “Rookie of the Year Honors.”

At the end of 2021, Lawrence had another crash, resulting in a cracked rib and broken collarbone. This left him unable to race the AMA Supercross 250SX West that was taking place just several days later. 

Thankfully, Jett just happens to have a brother who is also a professional supercross racer, for the same team.

The Honda HRC Team put Jett’s brother, Hunter, in the West Region for supercross that year to replace Jett. This had Hunter racing Anaheim 1, letting Jett recover for the start of the 250SX East region.

Having fully recovered from his injuries, Jett returned to win the 2022 AMA Pro Motocross Championship and the 2022 Supercross 250SX East.

What’s next for Jett?

Jett is preparing for the 2023 supercross season in the 250 West region (potentially against GasGas rider Michael Mosiman, depending on which region he runs), while also running a few 450 rounds when the series is on the East Coast. He is expected to transition to the 450 class for the outdoor motocross nationals (Lucas Oil Pro Motocross) in 2023.

List of Accomplishments

  • 2014: World Motocross Champion on a 65cc bike
  • 2019: Winner of the 250 Futures Monster Energy Cup
  • 2020: Jett finished 10th in the AMA Supercross 250SX West region and 4th in the AMA Pro Motocross 250 class
  • 2021: Jett finished 3rd place in the AMA Supercross 250SX East region and became the champion of the AMA Pro Motocross 250 class
  • 2022: Jett became both the AMA Supercross 250SX East region champion and the AMA Pro Motocross 250 champion

Remember how I said Hunter was better than Jett when they were younger? Well, Jett has won multiple professional championships, while Hunter hasn’t been able to get it done yet.

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

Jett Lawrence 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.

I’d argue Jett is one of the best in the industry at interacting with their fans.

Sure, it helps all of his merch sales that he does outside of Honda HRC Team, but nonetheless, it seems like he really does enjoy it.

Even though he is at the beginning of his career, Jett Lawrence has an estimated net worth of around $5 million.

He claims that his father is his greatest aid in managing financial matters, while the rest of his family provides him with their full love and support.

Lawrence is currently single (some are speculating he has a new girlfriend as of recently and is completely devoted to building a successful career. He loves donuts, which is why many call him Jett “the Donut” Lawrence.

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

100 donut goggles

I actually own a pair of them myself. The ones above are the exact ones I have.

Jett 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 Jett’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.

Jett Lawrence shows a lot of promise and will certainly achieve success if he continues to race as he does.

I personally can’t wait to watch him this supercross season, especially if/when he runs 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.