News 6 Sep 2022

Former 250MX champion Wilson calls time on outdoor career

Scottish rider tipped to compete in WSX and 450SX for 2023.

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Former 250MX champion Dean Wilson has called time on his Lucas Oil Pro Motocross career following the 2022 finals at Fox Raceway.

Wilson’s first Pro Motocross campaign dates back to 2010 when he achieved rookie of the year in 250MX before winning the title a year later with Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki.

The Scottish rider stepped up to 450MX in 2015 with Red Bull KTM Factory Racing and achieved fourth place in the series two years later, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna mounted.

Wilson was forced out of the opening eight rounds of this year’s Pro Motocross due to injuries sustained at St.Loius supercross, in April. He equalled his season-best result of P9 in the second moto at Fox Raceway, despite being 15th at the end of the first lap.

“My day was alright,” Wilson said. “My goal was to be top-10 in both motos and unfortunately, a second corner pile-up was not ideal. I had to come from the back to 13th again.

“Second moto, I had another bad start and had to come through to ninth. It wasn’t great, but it was my last American Pro Motocross moto of my career and it was a hot one! I won’t forget this one, that’s for sure.

“The track was gnarly. I’m very grateful to the team for being behind me these six years. I’m happy to be safe and to now focus on Motocross of Nations (MXoN).”

Wilson will represent Team Scotland on 24-25 September at RedBud for MXoN, in MXGP. It is then tipped he will compete in this year’s FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX) with Yarrive Konsky’s Honda Genuine Honda Racing team, before remaining with the squad for the 2023 WSX season and competing in 450SX with Fire Power Honda, also owned by Konsky.