Although the contract that Dean Wilson had with Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing was going to expire at the end of this season, most presumed that he would return to the squad and act as the third FC 450 rider. Wilson has now confirmed via social media that he will not return to Husqvarna, however, and currently has no plans in place.
"As much of a hard pill to swallow it is, I want to thank @RockstarHusky for such an awesome two years," Wilson wrote. "I thought there was going to be a chance I was going to stay but unfortunately the three-man 450 team got shut down. I'm really gonna miss this team they really made me feel like home. Thank you Bobby, Scuba, Murph, Mohead and all the mechanics. My teammates were awesome and there is nothing I could say bad about this team. Thank you for everything. I think I may have to call Dad to get the old sprinter running again. Who knows what's next."
Dean Wilson ended seventh in the Monster Energy Supercross standings earlier this year, despite the fact that he missed the first two rounds, and recorded a season-best finish of second in Indianapolis. Jason Anderson and Zach Osborne will be the 450SX riders on Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing next year.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Husqvarna/Simon Cudby