News 24 Jan 2019

Wills outlines 2019 program aboard KTM machinery

New South Welshman to challenge MX2 category once again this year.

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Dylan Wills has outlined his program for the upcoming Pirelli MX Nationals, confirming he’ll return to KTM machinery in a unique set-up for his 2019 campaign.

Gaining support directly from KTM Australia, Wills will receive assistance from Davey Motorsports throughout the entirety of the 10-round series, while his 250 SX-F contenders will be maintained by former factory mechanic Jess Foreman at Hunter Valley Motorsports.

Bringing his own partners to the program has injected confidence within the talented New South Welshman, who finished up fifth in the MX2 standings last year with an overall win to his name.

“KTM has come to the party, so they’re going to supply my bike, parts and everything that goes with it,” Wills explained to MotoOnline.com.au. “I’ll end up riding under the Davey Motorsports truck for the year, so the Davey guys have put a pretty good support program together for me, and we’ve worked together to get some great sponsors for the year.

“I’m just finalising gear and a few personal sponsors now. I’ll be getting my bikes through KTM, but Hunter Valley Motorsports is where my bike will actually be maintained for the year. My longtime friend and former mechanic Jess Foreman is now working there and he’ll look after my bikes for the year with race prep and everything.

“In my eyes, that’s a bit different and bit extra from a bike shop that you usually wouldn’t be able to get, so those guys have made my program easier not only on my pocket, but also life in general – it makes it much easier for me.”

Coming from the factory supported DPH Motorsport Husqvarna outfit back into a small and low-key operation, Wills expressed his mindset is at an all-time high as he takes a slightly different approach to the new season.

“My mindset is the best it’s ever been,” he added. “I wouldn’t say I’ve secluded myself, but I’ve just stuck to doing my own thing. I’ve linked up with John Bova – he’s racing in MXD and he’s a really hard working kid – I see the effort he puts in, so I’ve kind of taken him under my wing to show him the ropes a little, but mainly to have him as a training partner.”

The opening round of the MX Nationals is scheduled for 17 March at Appin in New South Wales.

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