Reigning Monster Energy Supercross king Eli Tomac could only muster sixth place in the second Orlando race, finishing behind points leader Ken Roczen which means the deficit is now 31.

When the gate dropped for the main event, Tomac started out in seventh in the opening laps before moving into fifth where he would find himself in a challenging three-way battle with red-plate holder Ken Roczen and Justin Barcia, and eventually finished in sixth place.

“It was just not my day. The track conditions were rough at the start, but I had no issues finding traction and qualified in fifth aboard my KX450m” said Tomnac.

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“In my heat race, I got a terrible jump out of the gate and this track was extremely difficult to pass on, I had to settle for seventh going into the main event.

“In the main event, I had a decent start and was able to get into a good position inside the top five where I had a solid three-way battle going with Justin and Ken.

“I fought as hard as I could tonight, but it was only good enough for sixth place. We have the next weekend off from racing, so we will regroup and come out swinging at my favourite place to race, Daytona.”

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