News 25 Jun 2019

Gympie victor Wilson developing patience in title hunt

Yamalube Yamaha Racing rider lands season-best result in Queensland.

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Scoring his first MX2 overall victory of the year at Gympie’s Pirelli MX Nationals, Jay Wilson believes his overwhelming desire to win has caught him out this season, and that developing patience in the second half will be key to increased wins and a shot at the title.

The 2015 Australian MX2 champion has managed to notch up four podiums from six rounds despite undergoing finger surgery, with his best moto result coming at Queensland’s sixth stop on Sunday, where he charged to a commanding race win in the final encounter.

Ranked third in the championship rankings and sitting 25 points shy of leader Wilson Todd (DPH Motorsport Husqvarna), the Yamalube Yamaha Racing rider is confident the back half of the MX Nationals will see him ‘come alive’ in the hunt for a second MX Nationals crown.

“We’ve been in damage control, but it’s nice to get a moto win and an overall on top of that,” Wilson explained to MotoOnline.com.au. “Being back in Queensland is nice to start the second half of the season, it’s where I feel I come alive. I can see light at the end of the tunnel with this championship – I know who’s around me and what we’ve gotta do.

“I’ve had the speed all year, and I think I show that in the first few laps with how explosive I am. I just haven’t been starting that well or putting myself in good positions – you see what Wilson’s been doing – he’s been hole-shotting and winning motos and it makes it easier on himself.

“I keep getting caught up in silly things and having silly mistakes like earlier today, and I think that’s just because I want to win so bad – I want it too much. Sometimes I just need to step back and say ‘when it comes, it will come’. I need start being more patient – I’m trying to be more patient.”

The eight-stop, 10-round MX Nationals series resumes on 14 July at Maitland in New South Wales.

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