Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Arnaud Tonus is expected to make his Lucas Oil Pro Motocross debut when the series returns July 18 at Millville, Minnesota, sources told Racer X. Tonus has been out since March with a virus.
In March, Tonus posted on Instagram that doctors found “a virus in the blood,” which explained his physical condition at the time. Report of his illness first surfaced at the Atlanta 2 round of Monster Energy Supercross when Tonus faded late in the main event and looked completely exhausted after the race. Tonus wrote on Instagram that night that he was “struggling with a lot of fatigue and we find out my sugar was really low and i made an hypoglycemia.”
Tonus tried to ride practice the following round at Daytona, but pulled out for the night due to fatigue. He has not raced since.
The Switzerland native signed with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki this off-season following five seasons in the FIM World Motocross Championship in Europe. Tonus won his first career MX2 race last year in Brazil before leaving for America. He raced three rounds of the Monster Energy Supercross 250SX East Region in 2015, scoring top tens in all three rounds, before leaving with an illness.
The timing couldn’t be better for the team, which lost Adam Ciancairulo for the season with a shoulder injury last week.