Troy Lee Designs GasGas Justin Barcia grabbed a top ten finish at round sixteen of the Monster Energy AMA Championship, despite suffering a main event crash.
In 450SX action, team rider Justin Barcia had a tough day but he powered through with good spirits and he now turns his attention to the season finale next weekend. He got a great start in the heat race aboard his MC 450F and he battled for second early on. Dropping to third on lap two, Barcia stayed inside the top-three for most of the race before ultimately getting shuffled back to fourth.
In the Main Event, Barcia started off in sixth and he worked his way into fourth early on. He kept a steady pace through the first half of racing, setting himself up for a great shot at the podium until he, too, fell victim to the slick track conditions. After sliding out in a corner, he dropped back to seventh and wasn’t able to make forward progress at the end of the race. Finishing seventh, Barcia now sits fourth overall in the 450SX Championship with one round to go.
“A little bit of a difficult day. I had another really good start in the main and was having a really good race, charging hard and really close to the podium. Unfortunately, I had a crash and that was pretty much all the race wrote. I’m definitely disappointed in the day but definitely did a lot of great things as well. I had a lot of great starts today and I’m looking to bring those into SLC and get after that podium!”