News 21 Feb 2017

Returning Wills easing into MX Nationals preparations

Synep Racing pilot on-track following lengthy recovery process.

Image: Corey Crowther (JC Media).

Dylan Wills has returned to riding in preparation for the 2017 Motul MX Nationals series following a lengthy injury recovery process after sustaining a broken scaphoid at the 2016 AUS-X Open event in Sydney.

Confirmed as part of the newly-formed Husqvarna-supported Synep Racing squad for 2017, the MX2 contender is easing his way back into things with a low-key program aboard a standard Husqvarna FC 350 to get the ball rolling.

“I’ve been back on the bike for two weeks now and it’s just been a case of easing into it pretty slowly,” Wills told “I’ve just been pretty smart choosing my riding in terms of which tracks I ride at and things like that.

“I’m riding a stock 350 at the moment, I haven’t even touched a clicker. I’m in no rush to start messing with suspension and stuff at the moment, I’d rather leave it stock and just get back on the bike and cruise into it. I have really surprised myself actually, I went out to Kembla the other day and had some fast guys out there but my overall speed wise was fine.”

With former KTM Motocross Racing mechanic Jess Foreman in his corner for 2017, Wills expects to make the switch to his freshly-built race-spec FC 250 rides within the next week.

“Jess Foreman pretty much has my 250s ready to go now, he’s built me two race bikes and one practice bike that’s pretty close to the race bikes,” Wills explained. “We’re just waiting on a few little things and Ken Wheeler from Factory Spec already has my suspension ready, so I think within the next week I’ll be back on the 250 and starting to get the bike sorted.

“The beauty of riding for Husqvarna is that you don’t need to spend months testing, I’ve got faith in Kenny giving me a setting that I need and we’ll go from there. I had time limits in my head regarding the time I’d need to be ready for round one and I’m ahead of those at the moment so it’s no massive rush, I’m not stressing at all and I’m just taking it as it comes.”

As announced recently, Wills will ride alongside Synep Racing stablemates Kieron Hall and Kane Fischer contesting the MX1 and MXD categories, respectively.