As we all saw, this past weekend Dylan Wright headed back to Europe to once again do battle with some of the world’s best riders. The only difference this time was that Dylan was flying to Paris, France to race the Paris SX for the first time in his career. The last time Dylan raced an International SX was exactly two years ago in Geneva and although he made a lot of fans that weekend with his never-give-up riding, he spent a lot of time on the ground. However, since that race in Geneva two years, Dylan has matured and he’s a much different rider than he was in 2019.
Heading into the Paris SX Dylan was very excited for a couple of reasons. First, he knew that the Paris track was going to be a little less technical than a normal SX because the promoters had invited a few of the top MXGP riders who don’t ride indoors very often. Second, Dylan was coming off five extremely successful MXGP races just a few weeks ago so his overall confidence was higher than it’s ever been. So the stage was set for another European adventure for Dylan, only this time it was in the city of love.
After a successful qualifying session in which Dylan had the 10th fastest lap time, he was ready for the first of three SX1 main events. In the opening SX1 race, Dylan got off to a decent start and was sitting just outside of the top ten. After a couple of passes late in the race, Dylan had charged to 8th, just two spots behind the legend Chad Reed. In moto two, Dylan was again running inside the top ten only this time he tangled with another rider, went down, and dropped back to 15th. In the third and final SX1 main event Dylan would save his best ride for the last race as he charged hard from a poor start to eventually finish 8th and that gave him 10th overall on the day. It was a solid result for Dylan and one that he should be proud of. Over the past few years he hasn’t been known as a supercross specialist, but in Paris, he proved that he’s capable of riding fast and aggressive while being able to keep it on two wheels.
So while we don’t have a ton of photos of Dylan Wright from the Paris SX, thanks to his fiance Jade and MXGP photographer Pascal Haudiquert here are a few. As we speak Dylan is flying home to Quebec where he will no doubt be taking a well-deserved break from training and travelling while he enjoys the holiday season.