News 24 Sep 2019

Wilson outlines AMA Supercross plans in 2020

SX2 champion targeting first five rounds of 250SX West championship.

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Reigning Australian SX2 champion Jay Wilson has outlined plans to contest the opening rounds of the 2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship in the 250SX West category.

The Yamalube Yamaha Racing ace, who’s set to defend his crown in the upcoming Australian Supercross Championship, intends to race the first five stops in the American series prior to campaigning in next year’s Pirelli MX Nationals.

Wilson will pilot a Yamaha YZ250F with the assistance of former MXGP contender Josh Coppins – who the Queenslander raced under on his way to the 2015 MX2 title – and current Yamalube Yamaha Racing mechanic Mike Ward.

“Last year myself, Wardy and Josh discussed whether me going to race a few rounds of the supercross in America was an option, but we felt that although I got the championship win last year, with 12 months of extra planning I could put a solid program together and do about five AMA rounds,” Wilson explained.

“I don’t want to go and not be in a position to give it 100 percent, so that’s why I have taken the time to organise it properly, work with the right people, and base myself over there for two months with my girls, then I will come back ready to tackle motocross in Australia in 2020.

“We have partnered up with some long term sponsors of mine, and we have also created some new relationships which will include us working on some cool projects that we will be announcing soon. In addition, we have the opportunity to bring a few more people or businesses on board in a partnership capacity – it’s been a lot of fun putting this all together.

“Over the last few years I have put money away so we could go over and do this properly – we have invested heavily into this ourselves. We believe in what we do, and have a history of success working together with Yamaha – it’s the right time.”

The opening round of the Australian Supercross Championship is scheduled to commence on 12 October at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, while the AMA Supercross series launches on 4 January 2020, in Anaheim.