UNITED KINGDOM. There’s a new Aussie hot-shot on the block for the 2017 Arenacross Tour, namely twenty-two-year-old Jay Wilson who has previously represented Australia at the MXoN.
Jay will ride with the JK Yamaha team, alongside American Collin Jurin, who we lost to injury at Sheffield earlier this year. Will be fantastic to have Collin back in the arena and we’ll bring you more news of him soon.
Jay started riding when he was just three years’ old on a PW50. His dad was into bikes and so Jay did quite a bit of racing throughout his younger years.
He has a number of antipodean championship first places under his belt, and it’s a fair bet that he’ll be out to add one or two European scalps to his racing belt.
So, who is Jay Wilson?
2009; 1st 85cc FIM World Junior Championship
2013; 1st Under 19s Australian Supercross Championship
1st Pro Lites NZ Supercross Championship
2014; 1st Pro Lites NZ Supercross Championship
2015; 1st MX2 Australian Motocross Nationals, 1st MX2 New Zealand Motocross Championship. Selected To represent Australia at MXoN
2016; 6th MX1 Australian Motocross Nationals, 7th SX1 Australian Supercross Championship
He races full-time ‘down-under’ in the disciplines of motocross and supercross, but he has NEVER raced in the UK – until now ….
AX: Where is home?
JW: Glen Innes, Australia
AX: Which bike will you ride at AX?
AX: Are you in a relationship?
JW: Yes, engaged to Misty Walton who works with the Australian Motocross Series.
AX: What are your worst injuries?
JW: Getting stabbed with a rock in Belgium whilst training prior to the 2015 MXoN.
AX: Apart from racing, what do you most like to do?
JW: Travel, being outdoors, getting down to the beach
AX: What do you most dislike?
JW: Being injured and not being able to ride
AX: What are you most looking forward to about getting involved with Arenacross?
JW: We just finished the AUS-X Open in Australia a few weeks ago, and the atmosphere of indoor racing is something really special. I’m excited to meet the UK fans, and also line up against some of the best indoor riders in the world.