With the news of Eli Tomac turning pro for the first US outdoor opener at Hangtown and Marvin Musquin off to win possibly more titles at the end of the year how many more amazing riders can the US take?
There are only so many team rides available and with the possible prospect of riders such as Paulin, Herlings, Roczen and even Cairoli making the switch sometime in the future something will have to give we’re not sure what but lets hope we don’t end up with a watered down world championship.
Tomac explained why the time is right, “I went into Lake Whitney in Texas well-trained, me and my dad (cycling icon John Tomac) prepared really well for it. I kind of had the feeling I was going to win, but you never know. We had taken a lot of time off from November to March, so I really wasn’t sure where I was at.
“I won all my motos there, then went into Oak Hill with a ton of confidence and I made it happen there too.”
Tomac said he can’t wait to join the GEICO Powersports team and face the new challenge of racing as a pro.
“My dad and I have been preparing for the pro team since the winter,” Tomac said. “I’ve been around a lot of the pro guys quite a bit, so it shouldn’t be hard adjusting to the new team.
“I’ve been doing amateur races for about 10 years and going to the same track starts to get a little bit old. It’s going to be fun to take on new competition at new tracks.”
Tomac added that the chance to race on the big stage of the Supercross series is also an enticing prospect.
“I’m totally excited for Supercross,” he said. “I can’t wait to meet all the new fans and people.”