JUSTIN BARCIA MOTORS TO A FOURTH-PLACE FINISH IN THE DETROIT SUPERCROSS.
THE TROY LEE DESIGNS/RED BULL/GASGAS FACTORY RACING VETERAN CONTINUES HIS RECENT STRING OF TOP-FIVE FINISHES.
Round ten of the AMA Supercross Series found the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing Team in downtown Detroit in search of another strong 450-class finish. The night definitely didn’t disappoint, as he added to his string of strong finishes.
Justin Barcia continues to show impressive speed aboard his MC 450F Factory Edition. In the heat race he was a strong second after working his passing magic early in the race. When it came time for the main event, he was once again among the frontrunners, running as high as second during the middle portion of the main. While he dropped a couple of positions later in the main due to mistakes, he was still happy with the strong finish.
Justin Barcia:„It was a pretty good day. In the heat race I worked through the pack and got up to second. I was chasing first but ran out of time. In the main event I got off to about a fourth or fifth place start. I was charging hard and made a couple mistakes, then rode a little bit tight after that. I was in fourth getting close to third but ran out of time and the race was over. I’m looking forward to Seattle, as it’ll be my birthday weekend. I’m getting old and having a good time.”
Michael Mosiman’s MC 250F Factory Edition was idle once again this weekend, as he’s still on the mend from his crash at Daytona. He and the team are eyeing a return to action when the AMA Supercross series hits Atlanta for round 13 on April 13th.
Next Event (Round 11): March 25, 2023 – Lumen Field in Seattle, Wash.
Results – 2023 AMA Supercross Championship, Round Ten
250SX East – Main Event Results
1. Hunter Lawrence (Honda) 17 laps; 2. Nate Thrasher (Yamaha) +07.685; 3. Haiden Deegan (Yamaha) +11.215
450SX – Main Event Results
1. Chase Sexton (Honda) 23 laps; 2. Cooper Webb (KTM) +06.335; 3. Eli Tomac (Yamaha) +15.405; 4. Justin Barcia (GASGAS) +18.265 … 18. Justin Starling (GASGAS)
Championship Standings – After Ten Rounds
1. Hunter Lawrence (Honda) 151 points; 2. Nate Thrasher (Yamaha) 116; 3. Haiden Deegan (Yamaha) 111 … 14. Michael Mosiman (GASGAS) 51
1. Cooper Webb (KTM) 225 points; 2. Eli Tomac (Yamaha) 222; 3. Chase Sexton (Honda) 208 … 6. Justin Barcia (GASGAS) 174; 23. Justin Starling (GASGAS) 36