Final night time, our Steve Matthes referred to as up Eli Tomac for an episode of the Fly Racing Racer X Podcast. The duo talked about what Tomac’s Achilles tendon harm on the Denver Supercross in Might, how his restoration goes, what he has been as much as at dwelling, and whether or not or not he watched the broadcasts of the Monster Power AMA Supercross finale.
Plus, on July 26 it was introduced that Tomac could be returning to the factory Yamaha team for 2024. The Colorado native was on the 2024 Alpinestars gear intro at Washougal Motocross Park the day after the Washougal Nationwide in late July, however solely talked about to media his restoration goes properly. Then just some days later, the information dropped of his deal to return to racing for one remaining 12 months in 2024.
So on the podcast, ET3 and Matthes talked about this choice to return again subsequent 12 months.
“We’ve got a great factor going, so it was like, ‘Heck ya, let’s work collectively once more,’” Tomac mentioned on returning to the Monster Power Yamaha Star Racing staff for 2024. “So it was pretty simple to make the choice as a staff to proceed the connection.”
Whereas wording on the announcement has clearly been obscure—with no mentions of “supercross-only” or “full season” or “supercross and motocross,” and so on.—Tomac did present Matthes will some particulars of his deal for subsequent 12 months throughout their chat.
“Yup, that’s how it’s proper now: supercross-only proper now and simply kinda see how issues go, and that’s what I anticipate is supercross-only, however we’re kinda leaving the choice there for moto and SMX.”
So there we have now it: Tomac is basically on a repeat deal of what he was on in 2023: supercross-only with the choice for Professional Motocross—which he had accepted back in February tremendous early within the supercross season. Clearly, his torn Achilles tendon ended his supercross season and sidelined him for your entire Professional Motocross season earlier than the gates occasion dropped. However now we all know the plan.
As for his restoration, the two-time 450SX Champion mentioned his restoration goes properly and if all the things goes in response to plan, he shall be again on the bike with sufficient time to prep for ’24 supercross.
“I anticipate November 1st for supercross,” he informed Matthes as a tough timeline getting again onto the bike.
All the podcast is value a hear, as Tomac shares what was going via his thoughts when the harm occurred and way more. Take heed to the podcast beneath.