Although currently without a ride for the 2019 season, Dean Wilson announced on Instagram that he will compete in the AUS-X Open scheduled for November 9-10 in Sydney. Wilson’s announcement comes after Justin Barcia withdrew from the event. Barcia told Racer X’s Steve Matthes after Monster Energy Cup that he is undergoing Lasik surgery and had to withdraw.
Wilson competed in the event in 2017 and won the SX1 class on Saturday night over then teammate Jason Anderson and Dan Reardon. He finished second to Anderson on Sunday.
Last week, Wilson released a video trying out a number of different brands for the upcoming 2019 season. Wilson documented his day riding a Yamaha, Kawasaki, Husqvarna, and Honda at Glen Helen. At this time, it is not known which brand he will compete on in Australia.
The event will mark Wilson’s first race since the Monster Energy Supercross season finale in Las Vegas. Prior to the start of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross, Wilson sustained a torn ACL in a practice session at Glen Helen which sidelined him for the entire season.
Below is Wilson’s full statement:
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They say put the time in and keep working hard and opportunities arise.. Well when I got this phone call to come back to race @sxopensupercross in Sydney I was ECSTATIC! I love the country of Australia and so bloody chuffed to be coming back again! See you soon SYDNEY big thank you to @adambailey41 and @ryansanderson8 !! First race back in 6 months!Esskeeetit!!!