As the 2016 Monster Energy AMA Supercross rolls on, everybody is looking to Atlanta, Georgia for the first race of the 250 East Championship.
Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki will field Arnaud Tonus and four-time Arenacross Champion Tyler Bowers aboard their Kawasaki KX250F. Both Tonus and Bowers were sidelined during the 2015 season before either had a chance to show their true potential. Now, healed and ready to fight, they look for a shot at redemption.
“I feel like I’m ready,” said Bowers. “I’m really hungry for redemption after how the last supercross season ended. The bike is, of course, great because the team is so dialed in. At this point I’ve been looking forward to this for so long that I’m anxious to get the weekend started and get rolling into the season. My back is fully healed now too, the surgery was a great decision and isn’t holding me back anymore.
“I feel very good,” said Tonus. “I’m finally in a place where I can build up my body and endurance to where it needs to be. The bike and team are great, we’ve done a lot of testing for this and it has paid off. I’m just looking forward to the weekend and to get racing, I’ve missed it. I’m still trying to be aware of my training to make sure I don’t overdo it, but other than that I’m physically and mentally ready. Last year was the toughest year of my racing career, it really feels amazing to just be able to head to Atlanta knowing I’m fit and ready.”