The offseason continues with teams figuring out their budgets and rosters for 2019, but with this comes unfortunate realizations that riders may not be linked to originally expected deals. That has occurred between Dean Wilson and the Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna team, as Wilson has announced that he will not return to the factory effort in 2019. There had been talk that Husqvarna could figure out a way to field three riders in the 450 class with Wilson staying on the team alongside defending Supercross champion Jason Anderson and incoming rookie Zach Osborne, but it’s come out that it will not happen which means Wilson will be left out.
Wilson spent two seasons with Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna, a deal that came up as a result of Wilson’s privateer status in early 2017 and Christophe Pourcel’s midseason retirement. Wilson spent much of 2018 on the sidelines due to injuries sustained at the opening round of the Supercross season and then a torn ACL due to a practice incident before the first National.
Wilson states that he has no deal lined up for any team in 2019 and hints that he may have to return to a privateer program in hopes of something coming along.
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As much of a hard pill to swallow it is I want to thank @rockstarhusky for such an awesome 2 years. I thought there was going to be a chance I was going to stay but unfortunately the 3 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 team mates 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