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Justin Barcia’s had a fairly consistent term in the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series, but gave up vital points at the penultimate round of the campaign in Colorado on Saturday. A hard fall in the second moto at Thunder Valley left him feeling a tad second hand, so he is questionable for the final round in Southern California this weekend. Barcia confirmed in a social media statement that he hopes to race this weekend, as long as he is at his best.
“Well dang, Thunder Valley is a cool place. I enjoyed the track and location, but when a few things are off it’s a treacherous track. I had good starts and rode in my comfort zone, which was 4-5 positions – not where I want to be but that’s the cards I was dealt on Saturday. Second moto about four laps to go I had a massive get-off out of nowhere, super frustrating. I never give up but it was out of my hands. I was unable to finish the moto. Let’s see how the body reacts this week. My goal is to be on the track at Pala this weekend if I can be 100%.”
Barcia’s currently sixth in the premier-class championship standings, but has a realistic shot at taking fifth. Barcia is in danger of losing sixth to Blake Baggett – two points separate the pair after round eight of nine. It is thought that Saturday will mark Barcia’s final race as a Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing rider.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Monster Energy