Eli Tomac to Race 2023 Professional Motocross & SMX — Battle with Jett Lawrence Looming?

Yamaha confirmed the information simply forward of at the moment’s Race Day Stay qualifying broadcast, which then began the showcase masking the breaking information.

“Nicely, after Salt Lake Metropolis, I’m not carried out racing,” Tomac mentioned to Daniel Blair in an unique interview at the beginning of at the moment’s Race Day Stay broadcast. “A hundred percent. It’s [the contract] carried out and signed.”

Tomac’s dangerous transfer to Yamaha final yr has kicked off a powerful rejuvination. Beginning in 2022, Tomac had signed a one-year take care of Monster Vitality Yamaha Star Racing for AMA Supercross and Motocross in 2022, with an choice to return. He then logged an unimaginable season, claiming seven 450SX principal occasion wins en path to the 2022 450SX title. Whereas he sat out the supercross finale in Utah nursing a knee damage, it was introduced that Tomac re-signed a take care of Yamaha that will deliver him again to Monster Vitality Yamaha Star Racing in a supercross-only contract for 2023. (Notice, Dylan Ferrandis additionally re-signed with the crew on that day as properly, though his deal was for each SX and MX in 2023). From there, Eli saved rolling, as he went on to win the 450 Class Professional Motocross title—in addition to deliver dwelling the Chamberlin trophy within the Monster Vitality FIM Motocross of Nations within the fall, and even win the primary spherical of the brand new FIM WSX Championship in Wales. 

Under is the total launch from Yamaha.

MARIETTA, Ga. – Monster Vitality Yamaha Racing is happy to announce that Eli Tomac will line up for the 2023 AMA Professional Motocross season and race your entire 2023 SuperMotocross World Championship. The reigning Monster Vitality AMA Supercross Champion put ink to paper for a contract extension with the crew past the supercross season that may see him defend his AMA Professional Motocross 450SX title and make a run for the first-ever SuperMotocross World Championship.

After an exceptional debut season with the crew in 2022 with two titles and a Motocross of Nations victory, Tomac continues to cleared the path. The defending Monster Vitality AMA Supercross Champion has but to relinquish the crimson plate, scoring 4 victories in six rounds with the all-new Yamaha YZ450F to carry a seven-point lead within the standings. Tomac additionally continues so as to add his identify to the report books, tying Ricky Carmichael final weekend with third on the all-time win listing with 48 victories within the supercross premier class.

“We’re excited to have Eli with us for the remainder of this inaugural SMX World Championship. The racing has been higher than ever, so it’s not solely nice for Yamaha and the crew to have Eli proceed racing but additionally for the game. 2022 was an unimaginable yr, and it’s been nice to see that momentum proceed to develop this season with the all-new YZ450F. We look ahead to seeing the #1 plates in each championships and to proceed paving the way in which for achievement.”

“We’re thrilled to have Eli on board for your entire SMX season! It’s been an incredible begin to 2023, and he has been driving phenomenally. We glance to maintain that momentum going for the remainder of the yr and defend the 450 titles in each supercross and motocross, and take the title on this first SuperMotocross World Championship.”

“Firstly of the season, I actually thought this was going to be a farewell tour, however I have been having an excessive amount of enjoyable racing my motorbike. I’ve been having fun with each minute alongside the way in which with the crew, so I am excited to announce that I will probably be racing your entire SMX collection.”