Bisceglia Finishes 16th on Yoshimura Suzuki at High Point

Matt Bisceglia went 10-36 to finish 16th overall on Saturday

Substitute rider Matt Bisceglia went 10-36 on the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z450 to finish 16th overall Saturday in front of a large crowd and national television audience on NBC, for round four of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at High Point Raceway in Mount Morris, Pennsylivania.

Bisceglia’s stint with the team was extended to include High Point when it was learned that Yoshimura Suzuki’s regular riders James Stewart and Blake Baggett were not quite 100 percent ready to return this week, both working back from injury.

Matt Bisceglia, Yoshimura Suzuki, High Point, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
Matt Bisceglia went 10-36 on the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z450.Photo Courtesy of Yoshimura Suzuki

Bisceglia, who turned in a solid ride in his debut 450 Motocross National with an eighth in the last round in Lakewood, Colorado, qualified 16th at High Point. A total 40 riders lined up for the start of the first moto and Bisceglia ran 15th in the early going. Then he was able to tap into the power and precision handling of the Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 to make steady progress throughout the moto. By the checkered flag Bisceglia had worked his way up to 10th.

In the second moto Bisceglia ran into trouble early, crashing in a high-speed section on lap three resulting in a DNF.

When the final scores were tallied it was Bisceglia earning 16th overall.

Matt Bisceglia, Yoshimura Suzuki, High Point, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
Unfortunately Bisceglia went down in the second moto which resulted in a DNF. He ended up still getting 16th overall once the points were tallied.Photo Courtesy of Yoshimura Suzuki

“It was a good first moto,” Bisceglia said. “I fought hard and ended up tenth. Unfortunately, in the second moto I got a good start and was in about 10th again and then on the second or third lap I just came down the corner rollers, swapped out and high-sided. That ended my day right there. It was a solid day besides that, it was just unfortunate it had to end like that. I gave it everything I had.”

Stewart and Baggett are slated to return as the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship continues next weekend for the fifth round of the season. Muddy Creek Raceway in Blountville, Tennessee, will host the Red Bull Tennessee National on Saturday, June 25.