News 24 Jun 2020

Tomac and Cianciarulo combination remaining at Kawasaki

Contract extension of Cianciarulo sees him aboard KX450 through 2021.

Image: Octopi Media.

Monster Energy Kawasaki will retain Adam Cianciarulo alongside new 450SX champion Eli Tomac for the 2021 season, it has been officially announced.

While Tomac signed a multi-year last May, it’s understood that Cianciarulo was on an initial one-year agreement this season.

“We have a very strong 2021 team roster,” said Kawasaki Racing senior manager Dan Fahie. “We are prepared to continue our championship journey with both Eli and Adam.

“We had an unusual, yet successful 2020 Supercross season and look to continue that into the motocross season as well. We have learned a lot about our KX450 and are in a good place heading into outdoors and 2021 with the development of the motorcycle.”

Next season will mark three-time defending Pro Motocross 450 Class champion Tomac’s sixth year with Monster Energy Kawasaki, expected to compete for at least two more years at the professional level.

“I’m at home with Monster Energy Kawasaki,” commented Tomac. “I feel we have an outstanding team in place, an excellent KX450 motorcycle and a common goal of winning races and championships.

“I couldn’t be happier with how the supercross season ended as we clinched our first 450SX championship. Now our focus will be on winning our fourth-consecutive Pro Motocross championship and continuing to let the good times roll.”

Meanwhile, Cianciarulo stepped up to the KX450 this year after claiming the 250 Class title outdoors in 2019, immediately proving to be a factor in Monster Energy Supercross before being sidelined with injuries.

“Monster Energy Kawasaki is the team I have loved for so long,” explained Cianciarulo. “What a journey it’s been to get to this point. Most people know it’s always been a dream of mine to be a part of this team at the top-level of the sport and I’m looking forward to putting in the work and continuing to improve and grow.

“I’m honored to be on what I believe to be the best team in the sport and to have been part of the Kawasaki Team Green program for all of these years. We’re halfway through my rookie year and the team has been so supportive. I truly believe we’re on our way to reaching our ultimate goal of winning races and championships.”