Cycle News Team | October 1, 2021
It’s official, Eli Tomac is now a member of the Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing team, joining 2021 AMA 450MX champion Dylan Ferrandis.
Here’s the release we’ve all been waiting for and waiting for:
Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing is pleased to announce the addition of Eli Tomac to the team for the 2022 Monster Energy AMA Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season. The multiple-time champion completes a powerful lineup, joining new 2021 Pro Motocross champion Dylan Ferrandis. After campaigning for a Supercross title in the 250 category, Christian Craig will join the duo for the outdoor season aboard the Yamaha YZ450F.
Tomac brings with him a wealth of experience and is a proven championship contender. In addition to his three consecutive 450MX Pro Motocross titles from 2017 to 2019, he added the coveted 450SX Championship to his resume in 2020. The Coloradan has amassed an impressive number of victories and is the most successful rider currently active in both first class championships.
The Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing 450 team has just made its debut in the premier class. After a strong start in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship with all three riders claiming their first 450SX podium and finishing comfortably in the top 10 of the standings, the team enjoyed a stellar Lucas Oil Pro motocross season. In addition to securing the title by Ferrandis a weekend earlier, Yamaha Motor Corporation in the United States took home manufacturer of the year honors and the Monster Energy Star Yamaha racing team was named the team. of the year. The series also went to Jeremy Coker Team Manager of the Year and the 450 Mechanic of the Year went to Ferrandis Mechanic Alex Campbell.