Hunter Lawrence took third place at the opening round of the 2018 Motocross World Championship in Patagonia, Argentina, giving Team Honda 114 Motorsports a podium in their first ever GP. On board the all-new 2018 Honda CRF250R, Lawrence got the holeshot in the first race and despite dropping to second halfway through, it still gave him a good platform for moto two. Unfortunately he didn’t get quite as good start in the second moto and instead the rider had to fight his way into sixth place, giving him the third step on the podium.
Bas Vaessen made his return to world championship action with two consistent results just outside the top 10. A collarbone injury had hindered his pre-season training so the young Dutch rider was pleased to get 14thoverall on conditions that certainly aren’t his favourite.
Livia Lancelot : ” What can i say about my first GP as Team Manager? We are already on the box and this is a great news. I’m really the happiest Team manager today !
The team worked so hard this winter that this victory feels so good ! Hunter wasn’t on a great day but still managed to save the podium which is perfect for the First GP of the season. Bas needs more time to be back on his level before all his injuries so i’m generally happy his week end. I know he can be much better!”