Troy Lee Designs Factory GasGas rider Justin Barcia bagged a top ten result in San Diego this weekend, despite having an off during the main event.
it was a long night for Barcia, but he came out with a smile on his face knowing that he’s still in the championship battle. With a fifth place start in the heat race, Barcia ran inside the top three early on. He moved in second and battled behind the leader for most of the race but he got passed just before the checkers, bringing it in for a third place finish.
In the Main Event, Barcia found himself outside the top ten off the start but he clicked off some early laps to get into tenth place early on. Despite going down, he was able to bounce back and fight his way back to a ninth place finish on the night.
“San Diego is a wrap and honestly, for a bad day, it was a good day.’ said Barcia. “I got an average start in the main but I was riding good and then I ended up having a crash.”
“I had to re-group and put a charge all the way back up to eighth. Ninth definitely wasn’t where I wanted to finish but I salvaged it. I felt like I rode really well, just came up a bit short of where I wanted to be. All-in-all, I’m looking forward to getting back to Anaheim, a place that treats me well, and I’m ready to get back on the podium!”