FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. – Monster Energy Kawasaki and Eli Tomac will not renew their partnership following the conclusion of the upcoming AMA Pro Motocross Championship season.
Tomac’s departure from the team comes following six seasons with Kawasaki and a mutual decision to not pursue a contract extension.
Despite the looming separation, the team and Tomac are committed to chasing a fourth Pro Motocross championship in five years.
“We are extremely proud of the success that Eli and the Monster Energy Kawasaki team achieved over the last six years,” said Kawasaki Senior Manager, Racing, Dan Fahie. “We have built a great relationship with Eli and his family and we are proud that Kawasaki played a strong role in Tomac’s racing legacy.”
The Monster Energy Kawasaki team and Tomac have enjoyed tremendous success during their six-year campaign together, with the Colorado-born rider earning four AMA championships on the Kawasaki KX450. During his six years with the team, Tomac lined up on the starting gate 165 times and earned 60 wins, while only missing one scheduled main event.
Tomac’s 60 wins are the most by any rider during that time frame.
Monster Energy Kawasaki will continue its AMA program in 2022 with a two-rider program led by Adam Cianciarulo, who propelled himself through the amateur ranks with Kawasaki Team Green.
Cianciarulo earned the 2019 250cc AMA Pro Motocross championship and finished second in the 2020 450cc AMA Pro Motocross standings as a rookie.