News 23 Dec 2019

Plessinger 'back to 100 percent' for second 450SX campaign

Fitness returns for Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing team rider.

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Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing team manager Jim Perry has declared Aaron Plessinger will be back to 100 percent come Anaheim 1’s opening round of 2020 Monster Energy Supercross.

After winning 250 class championships in supercross and motocross during 2018, 23-year-old Plessinger’s rookie 450SX season this year was largely affected by injury.

Following a season-best result of fifth position in Atlanta, a broken heel sustained at Daytona ultimately ended Plessinger’s Supercross season. He later returned during Pro Motocross.

“With Aaron, we have a young talent who has shown his championship-winning abilities in the past,” Perry commented. “In 2019, his rookie season, he rounded out the top five prior to a massive setback at Daytona. Now, as Aaron starts his sophomore season, he is back to 100 percent and focused on the task at hand to return to his winning ways.”

Plessinger will once again be partnered with the experienced Justin Barcia – winner of Anaheim’s opening round one year ago – at Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing, who also missed a number of rounds during 2019.