Vital MXWhile we heard that Wil would possibly retire from full-time racing a few months ago, we wanted to let Wil announce it on his own terms and time. Good luck in your new adventure Wil, glad we’ll still be seeing you at the races!

An open letter, from Wil Hahn:

“​I don’t know where to begin, as this is hard for me to say. However, the Aus-X Open will be my last race as a full-time professional racer. I know that 26 is a young age to retire from racing, but it is time for me to move on and pursue another career. I am still just as in love with the sport as I was when I was four-years-old, but sadly, my body has taken a beating through the years. The injuries have taken their toll…when I have a family, I want to be able to throw a ball around with my kid!

My career may not have been the most successful or the longest, but I sure did make a lot of friends and fans that I will always value. I grew up in a small town with a population under 100, and I’m so fortunate to have experienced the things and seen the places that I have…racing has made it all possible for me. I am so thankful to have lived out my dreams, thanks to motocross racing.

The next chapter in my life is exciting and it will be a new challenge for me. It would be impossible to personally thank everyone who has helped me throughout my career and help me put my name in the record books, but I am eternally grateful. My family sacrificed everything to help me chase my dream, and I would be nowhere without them. Thank you to everyone back in Kansas who always believed in me.

I’m proud to announce that after tonight’s Aus-X final, I will assume a role with the Factory Connection Honda team to help with race team testing, and will also work closely with its amateur race team. The future is bright, and I can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store! I hope to see you all at the races!”

– Wil Hahn

An Open Letter from Wil Hahn - Retiring from Pro Racing but Staying in the Sport