Yamaha Motor Corporation has announced an extended deal with Justin Barcia to continue racing his #51 Yamaha YZ450F for the Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing team throughout the remainder of the Supercross season and also the 2018 AMA Pro Motocross Championship.
Motorsports Racing Division Manager for YMUS, Keith McCarty, said: “We’re delighted to extend Justin’s contract through the completion of both the 2018 supercross and motocross seasons. Justin’s results aboard the all-new 2018 YZ450F have been as great as we hoped they would be. We knew when we signed him to the original six-race deal and saw how well he rode the new bike in testing, that it was the start of something special. We believe in Justin, and all of us at Yamaha are looking forward to his continued success with our factory team.”
“When I first threw my leg over the 2018 factory YZ450F, I knew that I had a weapon with which to go for the Championship,” Barcia revealed in a press release. “I’m just super-happy and grateful to be with Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing, and I’m glad that it’s now full steam ahead for the rest of the supercross season and through the motocross season, as well. I get along really well with everyone on the team, and knowing that I have the best team behind me gives me a ton of confidence!”
Barcia, who currently sits third in the Monster Energy Supercross standings and team-mate Cooper Webb will be in action again this weekend in San Diego for round six of the series.