Barcia got the day off to a good start, qualifying fifth at the iconic venue in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Unfortunately, he got pinched off at the start and found himself in 14th. He put his head down and steadily worked his way to sixth before the halfway mark on the tight, technical track. As the race wore on, the Florida rider stayed tough and was able to throw down some fast laps and keep making passes on the competition. With around a minute to go, Barcia made the pass for the final podium spot and finished there comfortably.
His charge to the front had him geared up for Moto 2. He got off to a better start but unfortunately, a tip over had him back in 22nd. Barcia once again went to work and quickly made his way into the top 10 within the first five minutes of the moto. Holding a solid eighth position, he kept whittling down the big gap to seventh and was able to make the pass with four laps remaining. Barcia kept pushing forward but there wasn’t enough time to advance further. The seventh-place result earned him fifth overall and has him fourth in the standings, tied with Marvin Musquin at 34 points.
Tickle had a decent start in his debut race with the team. He made improvements throughout the day as he got more comfortable and finished 15th in the first moto. In the second moto, the Michigan rider didn’t get off to a great start in 20th, but he was able to run a faster pace and cross the line 13th to earn a 13th-overall finish.