The man who replaced Ken Roczen on the factory Red Bull KTM team – Dean Wilson – is sidelined from his rookie Monster Energy AMA Supercross season.The reason? A torn ACL and MCL, which the Scottish racer sustained last Thursday during SX training at the KTM test track in California.
KTM repots that Wilson – the 2011 AMA Motocross Champion who joined Ryan Dungey on the KTM after riding for Kawasaki – underwent successful surgery on Wednsday. Due to recovery time, he will miss the remainder of the 2015 Supercross season. KTM says his return to racing will depend on his recovery process over the next few months.“My doctor said the surgery went well and I’m looking at a regular rehabilitation process for my knee. I have been down this road a few times over the past five seasons but I have never been more committed to getting myself back to the top of the mountain,” Wilson says.“I am focused on a full-recovery for myself, and the people and companies that stand behind me, help add fuel to that fire. I have a major commitment to my team and will do my best to get back to 100 percent where I can then hop back on my KTM and push it to the front of the field.”“It’s really disappointing to see Dean injured this early in the Supercross season,” remarked Red Bull KTM Factory Team Manager Roger De Coster. “He has put a lot of work into preparing for Supercross and just as his results were improving, with a 8th at Anaheim 2, this happened. The Red Bull KTM Factory Team is behind Dean in his recovery as we know he is committed to making a full recovery to return to racing.”
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!