News 2 Oct 2020

Supercross to come fast in 'reality check' Tomac expects

Defending champion aware that 2021 opener will approach quickly.

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New Monster Energy Supercross champion Eli Tomac is expecting a ‘reality check’ for most at the conclusion of the outdoors with the 2021 season fast-approaching.

While a schedule for Supercross is yet to be released, it’s anticipated that it will still begin in January and leaving a condensed off-season.

With testing due to elevate in November, the drawn out 2020 season has been one of the toughest in history for riders and teams as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Right now it all just feels kind of like a blur and a blend,” Tomac explained in the post-race press conference following his third-place overall at WW Ranch last weekend. “I think what’s going to come fast is Supercross…

“Everyone’s going to take a couple weeks off, but then it’s like, ‘holy moly, it’s already the first week of November. I think that’s when everyone’s really going to get their reality check – that’s when things are going to come fast.”

After claiming three-straight titles in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross, Tomac finally won the 450SX crown this year, but has been unable to back-up that form in 450MX. He’s fourth in points with just two rounds remaining, 52 points in arrears of leader Zach Osborne.