Test tracks seem like the most exotic places on earth. Tucked off the in hills of Southern California, they’re the location that one-off parts are worked out and mystery riders practice away from the public eye. So yeah, in that regard, they’re pretty damn cool. In actuality, the test tracks are pretty rough. The clay they’re built from bakes in the heat of the sun year round and countless laps by riders can make the surface almost unrideable.
All six OEMs have tracks within a few minutes walk of each other, hidden in plain sight of the 15 freeway. Yamaha actually has two layouts on their piece of the land, one shaped like a rectangular football stadium and the other patterned after a baseball diamond.
With the start of the 2016 Monster Energy Supercross 250 East Coast Championship quickly approaching, you can bet that Aaron Plessinger has put in his share of motos on either one of these tracks. Lucky for us, he snapped a GoPro camera to the top of his helmet and recorded one session with his Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha teammate Cooper Webb. It’s interesting to see the different lines chosen by the two talented racers, but one thing is for certain: they are hauling.