- Jan 31, 2017
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Eli has always been inconsistent at the start gate, and also prone to disastrous DNF's from time to time. What seems different to me is, he seems to have less of his raw speed advantage over the field. I mean, I recall him regularly getting away in 10th or 15th, and then driving through the field to win or finish on the podium (or crash trying).Tomac just can't get the starts this year, and that is going to have to change if he wants to challenge for wins and the title.
With nine rounds to go... more than half of the season... my crystal ball is still clouded by dust, mud, fierce competition, and ample opportunities for DNFs and/or injuries. And we shouldn't forget the very flat points scale either, which has kept Tomac pretty close so far. It's too early to write a guy like Eli Tomac out of the script.That main event clarified things. Yeah, Webb is Roczen's competition, and it's going to be tight because of how savvy Webb is and how good he is on starts.