Barcia, who began the 2018 season as a fill-in rider, proved his merit early on as a contender in the supercross series and quickly became a full-time team member for the remainder of the race year. With nine podium finishes under his belt, Barcia will continue to fight for third overall in the 450MX Championship this Saturday at the season finale in Crawfordsville, Indiana. With ten years of professional racing experience, including back-to-back 250SX East Championships in ’11 and ‘12, Barcia will spearhead the team’s 450 efforts as a seasoned veteran in the class.
Recently crowned 250MX and 250SX West Champion, Aaron Plessinger, is set to make his 450-class debut in Monster Energy AMA Supercross and AMA Pro Motocross with the Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing Team in the 2019 season. The 22-year-old Ohio native has displayed his versatile skill set in all types of conditions and will prove to be an asset to the team.