International Supercross star Dean Wilson is the latest high profile addition to the already talent packed lineup for this year’s Monster Energy AUS-X Open Sydney.
The Scottish rider will face off against a whole host of A-List riders from around the world, along with Australia’s best domestic supercross stars, duking it out inside Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on November 11 and 12.
Now residing in the US, the 25 year old was facing retirement earlier this year when a string of injuries saw him unemployed for the 2017 season.
Starting the season as a fully self funded racer, with his dad as his mechanic, Wilson scored impressive results in the early stages and was subsequently picked up by the factory Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna during the fifth round of the 2017 World Supercross Championship series. He ended the season in 8th overall.
He then backed up the team’s faith in his signing, by scoring a number of podium results and fourth overall in the 2017 AMA Motocross Championship in the USA.
Wilson has now also re-signed with Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna for the 2018 season, and says after his luck finally turning around this year, he is keen to continue his streak of impressive results during his first ever competitive appearance Down Under.
“I’ve heard a lot about the (Monster Energy) AUS-X Open and am pumped to head down for it this year! I love Australia and can’t wait to see the Aussie fans and go bar to bar with Chad, Jason, Justin (Brayton) and the rest of the field. I’ll be giving it my all to take down the champ in his home town!” said Wilson.
Wilson has had an impressive career to date having won the 250cc Motocross Champion title and runner up in the Supercross East Coast Championship in 2011, as well as another second place in the 250cc West Coast Championship in 2012.
Monster Energy AUS-X Open Sydney Director and Co-Founder Adam Bailey says he can’t wait to have a rider of Wilson’s calibre involved in this year’s event.
“Dean is not only a superstar athlete but a true character in the Supercross world. He has one of the most energetic riding styles on the planet and most importantly is a fun guy that the fans absolutely love. We are going to be in for one spectacular weekend. There’s plenty more exciting news to come. Watch this space!” Bailey said.
Wilson also lined up for team Great Britain at last weekend’s Monster Energy Motocross of Nations (MXON) in Winchester, England, with the team coming in at third overall for the competition.
The 2017 Monster Energy AUS-X Open Sydney incorporates rounds four and five of the Australian Supercross Championship and is one of the largest Supercross, FMX and action sports events in the world.
Featuring 2 x World Champion – Chad Reed, current World Number 4 – Jason Anderson, 4 x World Champion and the greatest of all time – Ricky Carmichael, motorcycle stuntman and Freestyle Motocross icon – Robbie Maddison, plus many more of the world’s best on two wheels.
This year one million dollars is up for grabs to any fan who purchases tickets to both days of the event on November 11 and 12. The revolutionary prize allows fans to watch Saturday’s event results, before making their top twelve picks for Sunday, giving them a very strong second chance at $500,000. For further details head to https://ausxopen.com/
Further announcements regarding athlete line up and more, will be released in the coming weeks.