Jett’s history-making season

Landsborough’s Jett Lawrence rewrites the record books in rookie year

By Kirra Livingstone

LANDSBOROUGH Supercross superstar Jett Lawrence has made history, winning the 2024 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship in his rookie season.
He is the third rider in Supercross history to win in his rookie season, and in January he became the first rider to win his debut Monster Energy AMA Supercross race in the 450 class.
After winning the Championship on May 12, Jett said his emotions hadn’t quite kicked in yet.
“I think mostly the season is finally over really, it’s felt like a long season but then also it’s gone kind of fast,” he said.
“I guess the emotions will probably set in more tomorrow, but right now I’m just obviously super happy about it and just more so happy to do it for the team.”
Jett and older brother, Hunter, left Landsborough for the US after shining bright on the Australian Motocross circuit back when they were just 10 and 14 years old respectively.
As an 11-year-old, Jett was the one to watch as he scooped up the 65cc Junior MotoCross World Championship and was also two-time junior national titleholder.
In 2018 the then 14-year-old moved up to race in the 250 European Motocross Championship.
With eight wins this season, Lawrence ties second place with former champ and Aussie Chad Reed.
The Landsborough native premiered in the 450 Class last summer, moving up mid-way through the SuperMotocross series.
Jett became the SuperMotocross World Champion in the inaugural year of the SuperMotocross League.
Taking on the premier 450 Class full-time in 2024, Jett jumped back into the record books in January by becoming the first-ever rider to win his debut Monster Energy AMA Supercross race in the 450 Class.
Jett, recently coined the ‘Justin Bieber of Motocross’ by ESPN, now becomes the third racer in history to win in his rookie season.
After the opening round victory, Lawrence overcame challenges throughout the season as he battled against the best Supercross racers on the planet, including four former 450SX Class champions.
After 17 rounds, the title fight came down to the season’s Final and Lawrence delivered, earning a seventh-place finish to win the title by 15 points.
kirra@gcnews.com.au

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