The riders faced varying conditions in Denver, from snow during qualifying to clear skies for the main event, but those elements didn’t seem to phase Grant. The veteran rider got a good jump during the main event start, but came around the first lap in 12th.
Outside the top 10 for the first five minutes, Grant started to make it by several riders to break into the top 10 by lap eight. He kept the intensity high and finished ninth to collect his first top-10 finish in three races.
Even though he didn’t race, Barcia still sits 10th in the championship standings.
The Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team will get a weekend off before heading to the penultimate round at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, for round 16 of the championship, Saturday, April 27.