As expected, Monster Energy Kawasaki announced today that Eli Tomac and Adam Cianciarulo will return to the team in 2021. Tomac continues on a multi-year deal he signed in 2019 for “2020 and beyond,” while reports are that AC signed a new two-year deal with the team.
“We have a very strong 2021 team roster,” said Kawasaki Racing Senior Manager, Dan Fahie. “We are prepared to continue our championship journey with both Eli and Adam. We had an unusual, yet successful 2020 supercross season and look to continue that into the motocross season as well. We have learned a lot about our KX450 and are in a good place heading into outdoors and 2021 with the development of the motorcycle.”
Tomac, the three-time defending Pro Motocross Champion, is coming off his first career 450SX title he locked up last Sunday in Salt Lake City. Next year will mark Tomac’s sixth year with the team.
“I’m at home with Monster Energy Kawasaki,” said Tomac. “I feel we have an outstanding team in place, an excellent KX450 motorcycle and a common goal of winning races and championships. I couldn’t be happier with how the supercross season ended as we clinched our first 450SX championship. Now our focus will be on winning our fourth consecutive Pro Motocross Championship and continuing to let the good times roll.”
Cianciarulo, who has spent his entire pro career with Kawasaki, is coming off a successful 450SX rookie campaign in which he earned two podiums before his season was cut short due to a back injury sustained at the opening round in Salt Lake City. He’s expected to be 100 percent for Lucas Oil Pro Motocross.
“Monster Energy Kawasaki is the team I have loved for so long,” said Cianciarulo. “What a journey it’s been to get to this point. Most people know it’s always been a dream of mine to be a part of this team at the top-level of the sport and I’m looking forward to putting in the work and continuing to improve and grow. I’m honored to be on what I believe to be the best team in the sport and to have been part of the Kawasaki Team Green program for all of these years. We’re halfway through my rookie year and the team has been so supportive. I truly believe we’re on our way to reaching our ultimate goal of winning races and championships.”
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