Young Queensland rider and Tweed local GTYR Yamaha rider Jay Wilson is eyeing his first professional Australian Supercross title.
Queensland rider Wilson holds a 22 point lead in the Under 19’s Championship of the 2013 Terex Australian Supercross Championship, and as long as he finishes his final round in Toowoomba this weekend, he will secure the title.
Wilson says having won the four events held so far, it’s good to see all the work he put into the lead up to the championship being rewarded.
Before dominating this years’ Supercross championship Wilson also finished runner-up in the MX Nationals MXD championship and won the Sunshine State MX Pro Lites Championship.
The 18-year-old from Terranora on the Tweed says despite a slow start to his 2013 campaign, hard work and set goals saw him flourish throughout the second half of the year.
“This year started slowly for me…I went to New Zealand at the start of the season to kick start my year but really struggled to get decent results and I wasn’t riding at the level I expect of myself.
“I continued to work hard and my team rallied behind me and by round five of the MX Nationals, things started to turn around. I finished the motocross season strongly, winning three of the last five rounds and ended up second overall so it was good fight back from a poor start,”he says.
Wilson says he made a conscious effort to keep everything simple and ride and train with a simple goal, which he sees as the reason to his success this year.
“My expectations are always high as I put in a lot of time riding and training. I’m dedicated to being a professional racer and that means making the most of my talent and ensuring I have no regrets at the end of each season. I’m currently in talks with Yamaha for 2014 and hope to stay with them as they are a great company with awesome bikes and the best race teams,” Wilson added.
The final round of the Terex Australian Supercross Championship presented by Milwaukee will be held at Toowoomba Showgrounds on Saturday 16 November.