Justin Barcia Set For Minneapolis Supercross

Kit Palmer | April 12, 2018

Justin Barcia Set For Minneapolis Supercross – It’s official. Just Barcia will return to action this weekend at the Minneapolis Supercross (April 14).

Justin Barcia Set For Minneapolis Supercross

Justin Barcia Set For Minneapolis Supercross
Justin Barcia says he will suit up for the Minneapolis Supercross.

The Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing Team rider went down with a hand injury while running in second place in the 2018 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Champion at the Arlington round in Texas. He’s been out of action ever since but he’s now ready to get back to racing again.

“I’m very excited to be back racing this weekend in Minneapolis!” Barcia said. “It’s been tough watching, so this makes it even more fun to be back at the races – kind of like Anaheim I for me. I’m looking forward to seeing how my speed is since the last time I was actually racing. I’ve been training hard both on and off my dirt bike and I definitely believe I have the speed and fitness to be up front.”

In other Yamaha news, Cooper Webb says he’s hoping to build off his top-five performance from a week ago at the muddy Seattle Supercross. “Seattle was a survival race!” Webb said. “I’m glad that one is over but I really did have some fun out there and enjoyed it. I’m happy to walk out of there with a solid top-five and collect good points on a hectic night of racing. This week has been awesome here in North Carolina, my outdoor track is getting built and I’ve been switching things up a bit and plan on bringing some more intensity into Minneapolis!”

If you’re in the Minneapolis area Friday evening, you can meet Barcia and Webb, and additional bLU cRU Yamaha supercross racers, at an autograph-signing session at Motoprimo in Lakeville, Minnesota. (16640 Kenrick Ave.) They will be there from 6-7 p.m.

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Kit Palmer | Editor Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes ever since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.