Justin Barcia 51

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ATHLETE'S PROFILE

TEAM NAME: Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GasGas Factory Racing team

Manufacturer: GasGas
Team Manager: Tyler Keefe
Mechanic: Olly Stone

  • TURNED PRO: 2009
  • BEST CAREER SEASON RESULT: 4TH PLACE IN 2021 (450SX CLASS)
  • 2021 SEASON RESULT: 4TH (450SX)

 Racing Accolades

  • 5 career Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship 450SX wins and 15 additional podium finishes
  • 4 career Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship 450 Wins
  • 2013 Monster Energy Supercross Rookie of the Year
  • 2012 Monster Energy Cup Champion
  • Back-to-back Eastern Regional 250SX Class Champion (2011 & 2012)
  • 11 career 250SX Class wins
  • Three-time member of Team USA at the Motocross of Nations

 Lifestyle & General Interest

  • Nicknamed “Bam Bam” for his aggressive nature on the racetrack, where he doesn’t shy away from contact in order to make a pass
  • Is known to be one of the most outspoken and fun-loving riders in the sport with a flashy riding style, making him one of the most popular riders
  • Has expanded his accolades internationally, winning several marquee races in Europe
  • Named King of Bercy in 2019 as overall winner of Bercy Supercross in France 
  • Enjoys cycling for leisure and training 

2021 Season Recap

Barcia had his strongest 450SX Class Supercross season on record in 2021 after making a unique switch the GASGAS bike, the bike manufacturer out of Spain who made its Supercross debut with Barcia in 2021. Barcia started off strong as he usually by taking the overall win in Round 1, his third year in a row capturing the season opening victory. He followed that performance up with an additional nine top-five finishes, three of which were podium spots. Barcia landed in 4th on the season ending standings, a positive step towards contending for his first overall title.

2022 Outlook

Barcia enters his second and final year with GASGAS, that we know of, and will look to contend for his first 450SX Class Supercross title while setting sights on a strong returning top-three in Eli Tomac, Ken Roczen, and Cooper Webb. If Bam Bam can consistently mix it up with in the top five in 2022 then the sky is the limit for the number 51 rider.

 

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