News 30 Nov 2018

Wills expresses desire in securing 450 deal next season

Popular New South Welshman on the market for 2019.

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Dylan Wills has expressed a desire to graduate to the premier class in 2019 while declaring his availability on the rider market, becoming one of many talented athletes endeavouring to lock down their future.

The number five, who piloted a Husqvarna FC 250 with DPH Motorsport this season, completed the Pirelli MX Nationals in fifth position after earning his maiden victory at Raymond Terrace, while he wound up ninth in the Australian Supercross Championship SX2 standings.

Wills, hailing from New South Wales, is adamant on securing a 450 deal, although with a number of MX2 contenders expressing interest in making the move to the category and just a limited amount of seats available, the process so far is proving to be a difficult one.

“I think my riding style suits the 450 more and I’ve kind of been waiting my time out in the 250 class until I’m at the right age to step up,” Wills explained to MotoOnline.com.au. “All along, I think my style has suited that bigger bike – I think that’s why I excelled on a 250 two-stroke – it all comes down to how I ride a bike.

“I’m definitely looking to step up next year – I’ve only been talking to one team, but I’d really love to put something together. I’m going to head to New Zealand and do a supercross race down there, but I’m going try and stay active on the bike – I’ll figure out a bike situation so I’m fit and ready to go.

“I’ll stay on the phone hassling people until I hopefully put something together. I think I’ve got talent there, and if someone was to give me the chance, I think I’d make the most of it. I work hard, and I’d love the opportunity to go race a 450 next year.”

Wills’ departure from DPH Motorsport Husqvarna strengthens Wilson Todd’s link to the outfit, the reigning MX2 champion tipped to rejoin the Victorian squad as Nathan Crawford and Aaron Tanti are anticipated the fulfil the two positions at Serco Yamaha.

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