Barcia Goes Full-Time

Press Release | February 9, 2018

Barcia Goes Full-Time: Justin Barcia, who is currently ranked third in the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Championship, has been signed by Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS), to continue racing his #51 Yamaha YZ450F for the Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing team throughout the remainder of the Supercross season, as well as the 2018 AMA Pro Motocross Championship, which begins in late May. The announcement was made by Keith McCarty, Motorsports Racing Division Manager for YMUS.

Barcia Goes Full-Time

Barcia Goes Full-Time
Justin Barcia’s performance at the opening five rounds of the 2018 Monster Energy/AMA Supercross Series has been top-notch. With one race left on his six-race deal with Yamaha, they signed him up for the rest of the year. PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE COX

“We’re delighted to extend Justin’s contract through the completion of both the 2018 supercross and motocross seasons,” McCarty said. “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.”

 

Barcia Goes Full-Time

Barcia Goes Full-Time
Barcia currently sits third in points and definitely has a shot at this championship. PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE COX

Barcia agrees.

“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 said. “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 Goes Full-Time

Barcia Goes Full-Time
Barcia credits the factory version of the 2018 YZ450F as one of the reasons why he’s been so successful. PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE COX

Justin and his Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing teammate Cooper Webb (#2) are getting ready for Round 6 of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Championship, which is this weekend in San Diego.

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