Honda HRC Chase Sexton says he wasn’t initially sure what was going on with Eli Tomac but showed immense respect for his title rival in the press conference, as the new champ wished Eli the best.
Chase said: “It’s defintiely tough to comprehend. I honestly didn’t know what was going on, if his bike was broke or he broke a wheel or something. I just found out after the race he hurt his ankle, there is a lot of speculation what actually happened as far as muscle damage but for me I just wanted to capitlise when I saw he was going backwards. Obviously that’s not the way you want to see somebody go out, especially somebody like Eli who is so gnarly. he has been super gnarly the last couple of years and obviously a great competitor I love racing him so, a tough way to see him go out and definitely wish him the best.”
“I honestly didn’t know what was going on” 🗣️ Chase Sexton on the wild night in Denver 🎙️ #SupercrossLIVE #SuperMotocross pic.twitter.com/gw73khm09s— Supercross LIVE! (@SupercrossLIVE) May 8, 2023