Completely loving the brand new bike, using with authority and searching unstoppable, Eli Tomac shares his ideas following his emphatic victory in San Diego.
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Query: Eli, I’ll begin with you. You come into a brand new constructing, we’ve been on this property earlier than, however a brand new constructing, which is all the time cool. Nobody’s ever received right here earlier than and I do know we all the time ask you about these information and new belongings you’re engaging in, however one other new one, a brand new stadium and a brand new one for you, congrats.
Eli Tomac: You already know, it was first time right here for us and to be trustworthy I by no means had actually good outcomes at Petco both. I all the time struggled a little bit bit simply on the tighter stadium and tighter flooring there I felt like so I used to be excited to come back right here and get going. It was good to be on floor this weekend. The filth was good, there have been a pair rocks right here and there, however I’d say, for probably the most half, it was good filth and it was one other good one for us.
Query: You had that further week there final week, what was this system like? Did you simply roll into a traditional week or did you do something particular since you had the day without work to attempt some various things or was it fairly commonplace?
Tomac: Actually, we’ve simply been chasing round apply tracks to trip out right here in California. I’ve been primarily based out right here and we’ve been going out to the Excessive Desert or Hemet. Actually, that’s it and perhaps one or two mud days in Corona, nevertheless it seems like we’ve been training in mud for six weeks now or so. It was good to be on floor.
Query: Eli, I need your perspective, Cooper did keep shut by the lappers and all that, what was the second half of the race like with him behind you?
Tomac: Properly, , it stored me trustworthy the entire time and I knew that was going to occur. I used to be similar to a few these guys (lappers) have been simply battling within the bowl turns and there was nothing I might do. However that’s simply the way in which it goes whenever you’re out entrance.
Just a few tracks are a little bit bit simpler to get across the lappers than others and it makes you keep in your toes and you bought to focus in that scenario as a result of I knew he was proper there. Like I stated, that’s simply the way in which it goes , when the monitor funnels guys in sure methods into the principle line.
Query: The one comfort that your competitors often will get is a gradual begin by you in supercross. Taking a look at your trip and how one can put that bike wherever you need, is that this as near excellent as you might be along with your bike, your health and the place you might be within the season proper now?
Tomac: Yeah within the sense of not chasing the bike setting for rounds two, three and 4. I imply we’re not there but, however usually I’m chasing my tail after spherical one and that has not been the case in any respect this 12 months so yeah the brand new bike has been strong.
Query: With the brand new bike, with the workforce and your performances the final couple races with this momentum going your approach, simply how necessary is it to sort of hold maintain of that and hold it going into subsequent weekend?
Tomac: Properly I can simply say it’s an ideal begin for us. You by no means know going right into a season with a brand new platform. You truthfully by no means know so we’re pleased to get it proper this time.
Query: I imagine you’re a few wins away from tying Ricky Carmichael’s report, when do the information begin creeping into your thoughts, the place do they fall in significance?
Tomac: I don’t wish to take into consideration that in any respect. I stated that final week, man. I don’t wish to actually take into consideration that. I simply attempt to assault every monitor, every weekend.