Gold Coast rider poised to claim maiden national Supercross title
With just one round remaining in the 2013 Milwaukee presents the Terex Australian Supercross Championship GTYR Yamaha rider Jay Wilson is eyeing his first professional Australian Supercross title.
Holding an assailable 22 point lead in the Under 19’s championship, the Gold Coast teenager needs only to finish the final round at Toowoomba Showgrounds this weekend to secure the title.
Wilson, who finished runner-up in the MX Nationals MXD championship and won the Sunshine State MX Pro Lites Championship has dominated the 2013 Australian Supercross championship, winning all four rounds to date.
The 18 year old from Terranora said despite a slow start to his 2013 campaign hard work and set goals saw him flourish throughout the second half of the year.
“2013 started slowly for me,” Wilson said “I went to NZ at the start of the season to kick start my year but I 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.
“Supercross has gone really well and I have won the four events held so far. I put in plenty of work in the lead up to the championship so its good to see it all being rewarded,” he continued.
“I guess the reason for the success this year was I really tried to simplify things. I tend to over think and over analyize things so I made a conscious effort to keep everything simple and ride and train with a simple goal and its certainly worked and I have enjoyed this year a lot.
“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 Milwaukee presents the Terex Australian Supercross Championship will be held at Toowoomba Showgrounds on Saturday 16th November.