News 15 Mar 2019

Yamaha’s Barcia back on track for Indianapolis supercross

Rookie Monster Energy Yamaha teammate Plessinger undergoes surgery.

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Monster Energy Yamaha’s Justin Barcia will be back in action this weekend at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for round 11 of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship.

Barcia has successfully completed the concussion protocol and is now cleared to race, the Anaheim 1 winner back aboard his factory YZ450F and riding this week in preparation for his return.

“It’s nice to be back on the bike,” Barcia said. “I haven’t been able to ride too much, but I feel like I’ll be competitive no matter what. It’s definitely a bummer that my teammate won’t be around. I’m ready to get back to the races and hold the fort down while AP’s healing up.

“It’s definitely good to be back. I’m looking forward to seeing all the guys on the team and getting back to the podium – that’s where we want to be. My expectations for the weekend obviously are just to have fun, I’m not really putting any pressure on myself, I just want to go out there and race.”

Rookie teammate Aaron Plessinger begins his road to recovery after last week’s crash at the Daytona supercross, in which he suffered a broken right heel in the main event. He underwent surgery in Los Angeles yesterday, however it’s not clear when he will be fit to ride later in the year.

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