Double Canadian 450 motocross champion Dylan Wright is expected to travel to Europe to compete in the final rounds of the 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship. Honda Canada / GDR / Fox Racing rider has won the 450 Pro Motocross category of the Canadian Triple Crown Series for the second year in a row. He was also a preseason title favorite to fight with Cole Thompson in the supercross portion of the Triple Crown Series, but suffered a massive crash in the opening round. He escaped the crash with a minor injury – just stitches in his upper right arm and a lot of bruising – but he didn’t make it to the rest of the championship as he focused on returning to full health for the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations.
Wright traveled to Italy for the 74th MXoN event, with MXoN veteran Tyler Medaglia (Open) and Canadian 250 Pro motocross champion Jake Piccolo (MX2). He finished 11-32 for 12th overall in the MXGP class while Team Canada finished 15th overall with 112 points.
Now that the MXGP schedule is starting to shrink (of the 18 rounds there are only seven left over the next month, including this weekend’s MXGP France), Wright is expected to compete in several of the final rounds on his Honda Canada / GDR / Fox Racing CRF450R. Our colleagues at Direct Motocross in the north report:
“The team has reserved a bike for him in Europe and is actively working on plans for Dylan to compete in the final rounds on tracks in Italy starting at the MXGP in Trentino on 24 October.
We might see it there as early as the MXGP Spain on October 17th, but the last 5 rounds in Italy are the most realistic at this point.
Main image by James Lissimore