Seventh at Wonthaggi not enough for former MX2 class champion.
Finishing a lowly seventh was a result below par for former national MX2 champion Jay Wilson at Wonthaggi, the Yamalube Yamaha Racing team leader adamant that the performance was unacceptable if he’s to factor in the 2021 title-race.
Wilson was curiously off throughout the first round of Penrite ProMX on Sunday, left frustrated with his form to open the season after being unable to excel in the rain-affected conditions.
A more experienced and highly-credentialed rider in the 250 class, Wilson was third in the 2019 standings prior to the MX Nationals being cancelled last season and is continually recognised as a chance at the championship when everything clicks.
“That wasn’t me and that’s not how I race,” recalled Wilson. “Those results aren’t acceptable and they won’t happen again.
“I already have some things in place to be better at Canberra and looking at changing a few things, so I get back to where I belong.This result has only made me more determined to get things back on track.”
The 2015 championship winner qualified in 13th position during the morning, then went on to record consistent finishes of sixth in moto one and seventh in moto two for seventh place overall on-board his factory-backed YZ250F.