After sitting out the final few races of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, Barcia was back and ready to see what he could do in a race situation. The time away from the track didn’t seem to phase him as he nearly grabbed the opening moto holeshot. Barcia tried to maintain the fast pace at the front, finishing eighth after 30 minutes plus two laps. The second moto was all about survival as the rain had started prior to the gate drop. He managed to avoid costly mistakes and finish seventh in Moto 2 to score seventh overall.
With Aaron Plessinger still on the sidelines, Yamaha called upon Ferris to fill in for the rookie. The multi-time Australian Motocross champ adapted well to the Hangtown circuit. His opening moto forced him to make his way through the pack after a top-15 start, but managed to get up to 11th. Conditions in Moto 2 continued to deteriorate so thankfully Ferris was able to get a decent start in the top 10 and went to work, making it up to eighth.
The Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team will head to Fox Raceway in Pala, California for the second stop of the championship on Saturday, May 25.