Morning Espresso: So Many Silly Season Moves This Week

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There was SO much damn news this week that even I lost track of it all. 

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Monster Energy/Yamaha Star Racing Re-Signs Eli Tomac and Dylan Ferrandis

Star Racing isn’t letting their 450 guys go anywhere, as they’ve re-signed both Eli Tomac and Dylan Ferrandis. 

Tomac, who won his second Monster Energy Supercross title in his first year with the team, returns for 2023. But, is it for Supercross only? I have no clue, but it was strange how the press release stated: “will return with the Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing squad for the 2023 supercross season.”

Ferrandis is in his second year with the team in the 450 Class. 2023 will actually mark his seventh year with the team. Ferrandis of course is the defending 450 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Champion. 

BBMX Riders

When Rocky Mountain ATV/MC pulled its sponsorship of the BBMX team and the team packed it up for the rest of Monster Energy Supercross, it left three riders looking for new homes: Joey Savatgy, Shane McElrath and Max Anstie. 

Well, two of them have landed a spot of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross.

Savatgy will return to Monster Energy Kawasaki, the spot where he began his 450 career, to fill-in for Adam Ciancairulo. 

Meanwhile, McElrath will fill-in at Rockstar Energy Husqvarna for at least the first four rounds or until the injured Dean Wilson makes his return to racing this summer.

Anstie is currently without a ride for Pro Motocross. Could a return to Europe be an option?


The big one, for me anyway, was Jeremy Martin leaving Monster Energy/Yamaha Star Racing for Muc-Off/FXR/ClubMX. Martin told the PulpMX Show he had the option to race a 450, but due to all his injuries the last few years, he wanted to stay on the 250 for 2023. 

Main image: Yamaha

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