News 22 Jul 2022

Injured Wills shifts attention to AUS Supercross series

Rotator cuff tear draws end to NSW rider's 2022 MX2 campaign.

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Husqvarna Racing Team’s Dylan Wills will shift his attention to the 2022 Australian Supercross Championship after being forced out of the remaining rounds of the Penrite ProMX Championship with a shoulder injury.

Wills tore his rotator cuff while competing at the King of MX event in Wagga Wagga, NSW, during June, just two weeks prior to ProMX at Maitland.

The number 64 battled through the effects of the injury to lead laps in the first MX2 moto at round five and display some of his strongest form to date in this year’s ProMX Championship.

However, the pain intensified as he continued riding after the event, and the decision was made to sit out the series remainder in a bid to be fit for domestic supercross, opening at Marvel Stadium on 21 October.

“It’s not an ideal situation for me, I wanted to finish out the ProMX season strong and prove that we are better than what the results show,” Wills explained.

“I had a little injury before Maitland – I tore my rotator cuff in my shoulder and I got through Maitland, but it has just got worse and worse as I have tried to continue to ride, without rehabbing it.

“The team and I choose to sit the remainder of the motocross season out and try and get strong, do a little bit of healing and come back out for supercross.”

Wills is eighth in the MX2 standings five rounds into the 2022 Penrite ProMX season, which resumes this weekend at Coffs Harbour.