JUSTIN BARCIA REBOUNDS TO EIGHTH IN TAMPA.
MICHAEL MOSIMAN SHOWS HIS BEST SPEED OF THE SEASON.
Early February and Florida always combine to make for a hotbed of racing action. The Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing Team was poised to turn in some good results, but even in the Sunshine state occasionally some rain must fall.
As usual, the heat races were an early showcase for Justin Barcia’s speed, and he carded a fourth-place heat race finish to punch his ticket for the main event. When the gate dropped for the final race of the night, he was among the early leaders but found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, and the resulting collision dropped him to the tail end of the field. After remounting, Justin was able to work his way back to eighth at the checkers.
Justin Barcia:„I was stoked to have a home race in Florida, and it was nice to be back this week. I felt good on the track, and the bike was feeling really good. I was riding in a good position and making passes, unfortunately, I had a little incident. I came from the back of the pack up to eighth. It’s definitely not the result I wanted, but I was riding well and I’m looking to redeem myself in Oakland.”
In the 250 main event, Michael Mosiman showed strong pace and quickly moved into the top three, and looked like he was set for a shot at a podium finish. Unfortunately, contact led to him remounting in eighth, and he was able to work his way back to seventh at the finish.
Michael Mosiman:“I had a better start in the main event and I was right there where I needed to be. I had good speed and felt calm under pressure. I got taken out. I probably would have done the same. You hate it, but you’ve got to respect it and move on.”
Next Event (Make-up race for the previously postponed Round 2): February 18, 2023 – RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, Calif.
Results – 2023 AMA Supercross Championship, Round 6
250SX East – Main Event Results
1. Hunter Lawrence (Honda) 19 laps; 2. Nate Thrasher (Yamaha) +00.134; 3. Max Anstie (Honda) +16.116 … 7. Michael Mosiman (GASGAS) +51.980
450SX – Main Event Results
1. Cooper Webb (KTM) 25 laps; 2. Chase Sexton (Honda) +06.169; 3. Aaron Plessinger (KTM) +13.263 … 8. Justin Barcia (GASGAS) +44.323
Championship Standings – After Round 6
1. Hunter Lawrence (Honda) 52 points; 2. Max Anstie (Honda) 44; 3. Haiden Deegan (Yamaha) 38 … 6. Michael Mosiman (GASGAS) 33
1. Eli Tomac (Yamaha) 113 points; 2. Chase Sexton (Honda) 111; 3. Cooper Webb (KTM) 109 … 7. Justin Barcia (GASGAS) 80; 18. Justin Starling (GASGAS) 18