The tenth round of the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series, Unadilla, will go down as another puzzling weekend for Eli Tomac, who is still sat on a very comfortable series lead in the 450MX standings. Tomac took the holeshot in moto one before slipping down to seventh at the end, thirty-nine seconds behind the eventual winner, but then rebounded with a solid third in the final encounter. Insight into his weekend was provided via his quote in the Monster Energy Kawasaki press release.
"Although my starts were much better and I even got the holeshot in moto one, today was tough. The track was challenging and my body was just physically exhausted so I struggled to find my flow in the first moto. I was able to come back in the second moto and finish strong. Of course today wasn't my best result but we finished the day with a decent fourth overall. I'm healthy and in a good position heading into the last two rounds with the ultimate goal of winning the championship."
Tomac leads the premier class by forty points heading into the penultimate round at Budds Creek, so will need a little help to claim the title on Saturday. Fifty points is the advantage that he will need to be sat on in order to wrap things up a round early.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Race Kawasaki