Sunshine Coast local Hunter Lawrence is en route to Spain to compete at his fifth World Junior Motocross Championships.
The 15-year-old will represent Australia in the 125cc class. Lawrence has travelled the world to compete in the championships since 2011.
In 2013 Lawrence missed out on the 85cc championship title by just one point, and last year a heavy crash ended his world championship campaign early.
Lawrence is in better shape than ever ahead of this year’s titles, having won two Queensland championship titles in June. He also leads his class in the MX Nationals by over 15 points.
Motorcycling Queensland General Manager Rob Ferguson says he’s got confidence in the young rider’s abilities.
“Hunter is one of our most promising junior Motocrossers,” he says.
“We wish him all the best of luck in Spain, and we know he’s going to give it his best.”
Lawrence’s younger brother, Jett, came away from the 2014 World Junior Motocross Championships with a 65cc title at just 11-years-old.
This year’s championships kick off in El Molar, Spain on July 19.