Barcia kicked off the weekend with an inspired heat race to come from behind to cross the line second. The New Yorker had another decent start in the main event and was on the heels of the lead pack in sixth, but unfortunately a mistake had him on the ground before getting moving again and looking to recover points. He was able to battle back from his error and cross the line in ninth.
His rookie teammate Plessinger, continues to learn and progress in a very competitive 450SX class. The 23yr. old had a decent showing in his heat race, finishing fourth, but unfortunately a poor start in the main event had him at a disadvantage. Despite this he put his head down and worked hard and managed to fight his way up to 10th.
The Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team will be back in action next weekend for round seven, which will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday, February 16.