BARCIA CONTINUES PODIUM STREAK AT ATLANTA SUPERCROSS.
JUSTIN ADDS ANOTHER SECOND PLACE FINISH TO HIS SEASON TALLY.
Justin Barcia and the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing Team has been on a roll in the ultra-competitive AMA Supercross 450 class, scoring his fourth podium finish in five weeks, and they’re looking for more.
Everything is clicking with Justin Barcia and his MC 450F Factory Edition, as he continues to run near the front of the pack each week. He crossed the finish line in his heat race in second, but the leader was penalized for an off-track excursion, which bumped Justin up to the top spot.
In the main event, he was among the leaders in the first turn, and quickly moved into third. Just after the halfway point, he made his way into second, which is where he finished for the week.
Justin Barcia:„Atlanta was a really good day. I’m stoked on the team and myself and my riding. I had the family here and it was awesome. I qualified P5 and had a good heat race. I was riding really well, battling with Jason, and he went off the track. So, I took the heat race win by I believe you say, default. In the main event, I got off to a pretty good start, charged hard, and made some passes, Chase and Kenny were riding really well. I was able to get around Kenny. He pushed me hard the whole race. It was great. I wasn’t able to catch Chase, but I had a really good ride for second. I’m really looking forward to New York next week. It’s my hometown race.”
Michael Mosiman’s MC 250F Factory Edition was silent again this weekend, as he continues to focus on the future after injuries incurred earlier this season knocked him out of several rounds. Look for him back in action for the Pro Motocross season.
Next Event (Round 14): April 22, 2023 – MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
Results – 2023 AMA Supercross Championship, Round 13
250SX East – Main Event Results
1. Hunter Lawrence (Honda) 11 laps; 2. Jordon Smith (Yamaha) +08.232; 3. Haiden Deegan (Yamaha) +14.579
450SX – Main Event Results
1. Chase Sexton (Honda) 15 laps; 2. Justin Barcia (GASGAS) +07.006; 3. Ken Roczen (GASGAS) +11.206 … 19. Justin Starling (GASGAS)
Championship Standings – After 11 Rounds
1. Hunter Lawrence (Honda) 177 points; 2. Haiden Deegan (Yamaha) 132 points; 3.Max Anstie (Honda) 122 points … 16. Michael Mosiman (GASGAS) 51 points
1. Eli Tomac (Yamaha) 292 points; 2. Cooper Webb 286; 3. Chase Sexton (Honda) 275; 4. Justin Barcia (GASGAS) 239; 24. Justin Starling (GASGAS) 45