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Eli Tomac, a three-time AMA Pro Motocross 450MX champion and the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross Series champion, made a totally unexpected move in shuffling away from longtime employer Monster Energy Kawasaki and right on over to the Monster Energy Star Yamaha 450 Team. For a racer who first entered the professional ranks all the way back in 2010, the move is profound. Currently the most decorated and successful rider in American motocross and Supercross, the fact that veteran Tomac has taken such a major swing in changing up his racing program so late in his career has created a huge buzz within the sport and sent more than a few hardcore fans

Eli Tomac on his own track, already faster with Yamaha than Kawasaki and they haven’t finished the set up yet! It’s going to be a great 2022!

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“It’s not a money move.” The words of Eli Tomac to Steve Matthes in the PulpMX show as he discusses his high profile move from Kawasaki to Yamaha but he does admit the bonuses for race wins and titles are big and that his lap times are already faster on the Yamaha than the Kawasaki at his home track!

Watch an honest interview from Eli below:

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