2015 has been a wash for both Martin Davalos and Arnaud Tonus. The two riders were ones to watch in the 250 East Coast Supercross Championship before serious illnesses brought their seasons to a sudden stop, and much of this year has been spent recovering and rebuilding their health. But as the summer comes to a close, we’ve just learned that both will be behind the starting gate this weekend at the 2015 Washougal MX.
A serious case of Epstein-Barr struck Davalos midway through his Supercross campaign, leaving the Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna rider complete drained every weekend. At his doctor’s recommendation, Davalos withdrew from the series and let the problem run its course. It seems that everything is clear now, as Davalos has been a common sight at local test tracks.
Arnaud Tonus made quite the impression in his first Supercross events, as the Swiss rider ran near the front of the pack at Arlington and the Atlanta stops. Things seemed to be off at Daytona, when the rookie received an IV and spent the next few weeks figuring out what was wrong with his body. In fact, the illness was severe enough to send the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider home to Europe for a visit with doctors, who reportedly diagnosed him with a blood virus. Now recovered, he will make his American motocross debut this weekend in the 250 class.