GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac Hunt for 2015 AMA SX Title

GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac Hunt for 2015 AMA SX Title
GEICO Honda's Eli Tomac
GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac Hunt for 2015 AMA SX Title
GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac

Eli Tomac Supercross News

In less than a month, the 2015 AMA Supercross season will be underway. However, GEICO Honda rider Eli Tomac’s hunt for his first 450cc championship has already taken a turn for the better before he even hits the track at Angel Stadium.

With the recently announcement of five-time Supercross champion Ryan Villapoto leaving the U.S. circuit for the FIM Motocross World Championship in Europe, the opportunity for a new AMA Supercross champion to be crowned in 2015 is inevitable.

“There is a spot open now to take the title,” Tomac said. “Not saying that Villapoto would have gone on to win every single race and the championship this season, but this gives a lot of hope for the upcoming season to the other racers.

“This year I feel like I’m in a much better spot heading into the season. I feel like I have an even better shot of being in the title-fight at the end of the year.”

With talk swirling of who will take over after Villapoto’s incredible reign, Tomac’s name is among a short list of riders seen as the biggest contenders for the 2015 title.

“It’s cool to be seen as a one of the riders to beat for the championship,” Tomac said, “but it’s also kind of expected in my mind. You put a lot of work in during the off-season to be able to be in the position of title-contender. That’s where I want to be, the rider on everyone’s mind.”

Wanting to ensure that his chase for the championship is a success, Tomac’s time off has been spent preparing mentally and physically for anything he may endure, including stacking his talent against the world’s best overseas.

“The off-season has been good so far,” Tomac said. “Everything just seems to be going better than before, including the motorcycle and me physically.

“I had a couple off-season races in Italy and France so far and I won both those events. Those extra races really help put into perspective where I’m at as a rider and what I need to work on more before the season kicks off in a few weeks.

“From what I’ve seen so far, I think we’re in a good spot right now as one to beat every race.”