Doubt has been cast over the likely appearance of US-based Scotsman Dean Wilson at upcoming rounds of the Monster Energy S-X Open Auckland and AUS-X Open Melbourne rounds of the Australian Supercross Championships.
The factory Husqvarna rider (pictured here) injured his hip during qualifying at the Monster Energy Cup event in the United States over the weekend and fear are now held that he may not be fit to race the Australasian events next month.
American Kawasaki ace Adam Cianciarulo won the Monster Energy Cup with 2-2-1 results over the three outings.
Wilson suffered a dislocated hip at this event and the full extent of the injury and likely recovery time is yet to be announced.
It potentially rules him out of the event at New Zealand’s Mount Smart Stadium on November 16 and the Melbourne event, set for November 30.
Both of these supercross races will still go ahead with a slew of other internationals however, including Auckland’s defending champion Chad Reed (Australia, Honda), American Motocross of Nations team rider and 2018 US supercross champion Jason Anderson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing), fellow American Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki), and three-time Australian supercross champion Justin Brayton (US, Penrite Honda Racing).
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2019 Monster Energy Cup Results:
- Adam Cianciarulo (2-2-1)
- Eli Tomac (1-3-2)
- Malcolm Stewart (3-1-3)
- Vince Friese (4-5-5)
- Tim Gajser (7-4-4)
- Justin Barcia (5-8-6)
- Benny Bloss (9-7-7)
- Jeremy Martin (6-6-14)
- Chad Reed (8-12-10)
10.Tyler Bowers (11-9-11)