The WW Ranch is known for being one of the most physically demanding tracks on the calendar with its sand and typically hot and humid Central Florida climate. Barcia got off to a good start, qualifying sixth and built on that with a top-five start in the first moto. The Florida rider put in some consistent, fast times but was unable to close the gap on fourth.
In the second moto, he got off to a flying start and grabbed the holeshot. He was passed early but was showing strength in second before a big crash on that first lap which caused some damage to his bike. Unwilling to quit, Barcia pulled into the mechanics’ area and the team quickly worked to get him back on track. He rejoined at the back of the pack and charged through to 13th, earning him 10th overall.
The Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team looks to come back swinging next weekend at the penultimate round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at the Thunder Valley Motocross Park, on Saturday, October 3.