Leading the team’s campaign for the championship is veteran Barcia. The two-time 250SX East Champion joined the team in 2018 as a fill-in rider and ultimately landed a full-time ride after showing strength early on as a contender in the highly competitive Supercross series. Last season, the Florida resident fired the first shot with a win at Anaheim I (A1). Unfortunately, a training injury stalled his forward progress in 2019. He and the team have been hard at work with the new bike for 2020. On the heels of two successful overseas races—a win at Paris Supercross and a podium at Geneva Supercross—Barcia is eager to kick off the New Year in Anaheim.
Plessinger is also eager to return to racing. The 2018 250MX and 250SX West Champion put in some solid results his rookie season, scoring a top-five finish in Atlanta. Unfortunately, the following weekend, an injury at the Daytona Supercross sidelined him for a few months. Heading into 2020, the 23-year-old is back to full fitness and is looking to come out swinging.
The Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing team would like to thank its partners for their continued support: Monster Energy, Yamalube, Yamaha Motor Finance Corporation, USA (YMFUS), KMC Wheels, Pro-Circuit, KYB, Dunlop, Renthal, GYTR, Braking, CYCRA, Factory Effex, D.I.D., Vortex, Kite, VP Racing Fuel, Twin Air and Motion Pro. Joining the team’s powerhouse lineup of sponsors for 2020 is Rekluse, the industry leader in clutch and performance technology.
The 2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship gets underway in its traditional season opener venue in Anaheim, California, on Saturday, January 4, at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim.