Barcia got off to a good start in the first moto in fifth. As the race wore on, the Florida resident was shuffled back a few positions but was able to hold onto seventh to score another top-10 finish. Although he did not get as great of a start in the second moto, Barcia quickly started moving his way forward from outside the top 15. He was locked in a battle for fifth and was able to finally make that pass stick in the first seven minutes of the moto. Before the halfway mark, he moved into fourth and started to close the gap on the final podium spot. At the end of the day, he took fourth to score fifth overall aboard the No. 51 Yamaha YZ450F. Barcia’s effort secured him seventh in the championship standings.
Plessinger also got a decent start to the first moto. In ninth, the rookie was able to move forward into eighth. Unfortunately the tough, rutted track proved taxing for the rookie’s energy levels after fighting an illness all week. He started moving back through the ranks as the race wore on, ultimately crossing the line 23rd. After the physical demands in the first race, the Ohio native sat out of Moto 2.