News 29 Jul 2021

Two-week layoff important for Wilson to rebuild

The Scotsman was 'running on fumes' at Washougal.

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The two-week break in the Pro Motocross schedule is a welcomed sight for Dean Wilson, as he admits he’s been ‘running on fumes’ after battling multiple ailments this season.

To say that Wilson’s 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross campaign has been a battle would be an understatement. Following a 12th place overall at High Point, he announced he’d been riding through the Epstein-Barr virus.

Two weeks later, Wilson hit the ground hard while running inside the top 10 at RedBud, resulting in internal bruising leaving him again on the back foot.

Through it all, Wilson has yet to miss a race this season, though he admitted following his 11-11 performance at Washougal that he was running on empty physically.

“I’m just kind of running on fumes, dealing with what I’m dealing with and I feel like I have nothing left in the tank,” Wilson explained.

“That was the best I had today but I’m out of here safe and have two weeks off to hopefully recover and try to get some energy back and be ready for Unadilla.”

With three full weeks to recover and rebuild, Wilson will line up at Unadilla for round eight of the season looking to improve on his best finish of ninth.