News 17 Aug 2018

Todd's foreseeable future definitely aboard MX2 machinery

MX2 champion to defend title if overseas opportunity doesn't arise.

Image: Foremost Media.

Recently crowned Pirelli MX Nationals MX2 champion Wilson Todd has declared his foreseeable future will definitely be aboard 250cc machinery, regardless if he lands an overseas deal or remains in Australia for 2019.

Todd has expressed a desire to race in Europe next year, although he’s adamant he’ll only make career-changing move if he can race aboard a competitive motorcycle, providing him with best opportunity of success against the world’s best.

If the Serco Yamaha ace isn’t successful in signing an appropriate contract, he’ll remain in the MX2 category to defend his crown with a future in the premier class not yet in the picture.

“I’d definitely like to, but I don’t want to go overseas without a good ride – I don’t want to just ride any bike and be so far behind,” Todd explained to “There’s not much difference in Australia, but when you got overseas there are really good factory bikes and you want to be able to compete with them.

“I’ll definitely be on a 250 if I leave or stay in Australia. I don’t think I’m strong enough or ready to go to a 450 yet – I don’t want to go a 450 unless I feel I can contend for the title.”

The Queenslander will now set his sights on the Australian Supercross Championship, which is set to commence on 15 September at Jimboomba in Queensland.