GYTR Yamaha's Jay Wilson is racing to secure a contract extension with Yamaha for 2014, his surge in the latter stages of this season resulting in a sweep of the Under 19s Australian Supercross series to date.
GYTR Yamaha’s Jay Wilson is racing to secure a contract extension with Yamaha for 2014, his surge in the latter stages of this season resulting in a sweep of the Under 19s Australian Supercross series to date.
The 18-year-old finished second in the MXD ranks of the Monster Energy MX Nationals, before dominating the first four rounds of the ASX championship.
Wilson will enter this weekend’s season finale on Toowoomba with a commanding 22-point advantage, on the cusp of clinch his first senior national title.
“2013 started slowly for me,” Wilson said “I went to NZ at the start of the season to kick start my year but I really struggled to get decent results and I wasn’t riding at the level I expect of myself.
“I continued to work hard and my team rallied behind me and by round five of the MX Nationals, things started to turn around. I finished the motocross season strongly, winning three of the last five rounds and ended up second overall so it was good fight back from a poor start.
“Supercross has gone really well and I have won the four events held so far. I put in plenty of work in the lead up to the championship so its good to see it all being rewarded.
“I guess the reason for the success this year was I really tried to simplify things. I tend to over think and over analyize things so I made a conscious effort to keep everything simple and ride and train with a simple goal and its certainly worked and I have enjoyed this year a lot.
“My expectations are always high as I put in a lot of time riding and training. I’m dedicated to being a professional racer and that means making the most of my talent and ensuring I have no regrets at the end of each season.
“I’m currently in talks with Yamaha for 2014 and hope to stay with them as they are a great company with awesome bikes and the best race teams.”
Yamaha will launch its 2014 model YZ250F to the national press at Toowoomba’s Echo Valley motocross complex on Monday following the ASX final.