It’s official, everyone: Adam Cianciarulo will race in the premier class in 2020. This afternoon, Kawasaki announced the Monster Energy Kawasaki 2020 450 Class race team, which will consist of two-time defending Lucas Oil 450 Class Pro Motocross Champion Eli Tomac. Tomac re-signed with the team in May.
“I am super excited and grateful for this opportunity," said Cianciarulo in the statement. “I was just a little kid when I signed with Kawasaki in 2004, and it’s been a dream of mine since then to reach this point. From growing up in the Team Green program, to my 250cc career with Mitch Payton and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki, I feel I’m prepared to take on this next challenge of competing at the highest level. The work has just begun and I’m ready to get started on my new KX450.”
"We have a very strong 2020 team roster," said Kawasaki racing senior manager Dan Fahie. "We still have work to do this summer in hopes that both Eli and Adam can bring home championships in their respective classes. We are excited to be continuing our championship journey with Eli and welcoming Adam and his storied Kawasaki racing career onto our 450 team. We learned a lot about our KX450 and are in a good place heading into 2020 with the development of the motorcycle."
The team stated that “Joey Savatgy will finish the final three AMA Pro Motocross rounds with full support of the team to close out his rookie season.”
Tomac is currently leading the 450 Class points standings (392) and Cianciarulo is currently leading the 250 Class points standings (394). The team announced the two will line up together for the first time at the 2019 Monster Energy Cup on October 19, when Tomac will look to claim the ultimate prize for a second year in a row.