The next press launch is 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 the whole 2023 SuperMotocross World Championship. The reigning Monster Vitality AMA Supercross Champion put ink to paper for a contract extension with the group past the supercross season that can 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 group 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 title to the document books, tying Ricky Carmichael final weekend with third on the all-time win record 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 group to have Eli proceed racing but additionally for the game. 2022 was an unimaginable 12 months, and it’s been nice to see that momentum proceed to develop this season with the all-new YZ450F. We stay up for seeing the #1 plates in each championships and to proceed paving the best way for fulfillment.”
“We’re thrilled to have Eli on board for the whole SMX season! It’s been an amazing begin to 2023, and he has been using phenomenally. We glance to maintain that momentum going for the remainder of the 12 months and defend the 450 titles in each supercross and motocross, and take the title on this first SuperMotocross World Championship.”
“In the beginning of the season, I really 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 best way with the group, so I am excited to announce that I will likely be racing the whole SMX collection.”