It was a bit frustrating after Barcia’s big win on the Yamaha YZ450F at Anaheim 1, but when the going got tough on the technical, slick track, Barcia and his team got going and steadily improved throughout the day. He had a good heat race, earning him a decent gate pick, but ultimately sixth place was the best result for the day.
More importantly, the New York native was able to mitigate the damage to his title run and only trails by one point going into Anaheim 2.Barcia’s young teammate also struggled with the track conditions, but Plessinger was also able to improve as the day went on. He didn’t have a great start in the Main and the restart with the staggered start didn’t help the 2018 West 250SX Champion much either, but he put his head down and pushed his way forward to end the night just outside the top 10 in 11th.
The Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team returns to Anaheim, California, next Saturday, January 19, for round 3 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship at Angels Stadium of Anaheim