In Moto 1, Barcia got off to a decent start, put in some consistent laps and was able to move up into the top five. Although he calls Florida home and trains in the heat and humidity on a regular basis, Saturday’s conditions really put the sport’s best riders to the test in the 30-minute-plus-two-lap moto. As the race wore on, the lap times went up, and consequently, Barcia got shuffled back to sixth.
A poor start put Ferris back in 20th, but the multi-time Australian Motocross Champion never gave up. He steadily worked his way through the pack and was able to move into 10th on the last lap of the race.
While Barcia didn’t quite get the same start in the second moto, Ferris was much improved. The pair found themselves in the top 10 early in the race and continued to progress forward on the physically demanding track in the sweltering Florida heat. At the end of the 30-minute-plus-two-lap moto, Barcia once again crossed the line sixth with his teammate right behind in seventh.
Next weekend, the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team heads to Southwick, Massachusetts for Round 6 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at The Wick 338 on Saturday, June 29.