News 13 Nov 2023

Return on target as Tomac begins Supercross preparations

Build-up toward Anaheim 1 underway at home in Colorado.

Image: Octopi Media.

The highly-anticipated 2024 return of Eli Tomac is on target as the Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing rider has begun preparing for Supercross in the build-up to Anaheim 1.

Tomac, 30, was on the cusp of clinching another 450SX title this year, but ruptured his achilles tendon at the Denver SX, forcing him to the sidelines for the remainder of the season.

In July it was confirmed that he would extend through 2024 with the Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing team, marking his third season onboard YZ450F with the factory effort as he attempts to compete for his third premier class Monster Energy Supercross crown.

With his recovery well on track, Tomac recently began the next phase of preparation for the upcoming campaign and has transitioned to riding supercross at his home compound in Cortez, Colorado, with things going positively by all accounts.

“It’s the beginning of November here, I just got back on the supercross track,” explained Tomac. “I’ve been on it probably four days now and before that I spent probably three and half weeks on the motocross track, just building my base up.

“Now it’s the real deal, back on the supercross track. I’m feeling great, I still feel like I’m ahead of where I anticipated… I don’t feel like I’m going to be behind at all anymore, so I’ll be ready to go come Anaheim 1, 2024.”

Anaheim’s opening round of the 2024 Monster Energy Supercross Championship takes place on Saturday, 6 January, where Tomac will be joined by Cooper Webb and Justin Cooper in Star Racing’s 450 roster.