Justin Barcia joined the Autotrader/Monster
Energy/Yamaha Team in 2015 after an illustrious amateur and pro career. As an amateur, Barcia claimed 25 major
titles, including four at the prestigious AMA National Amateur Championship at
Loretta Lynn’s ranch in Tennessee.
Barcia is a two-time 250SX East champion, the 2012 Monster Energy Cup
champion, and a frequent visitor to the podium in both supercross and
motocross. Internationally, he has won
the Genoa Supercross in Italy, two King of Bercy titles in Paris, France, and
was on the overall podium with Team USA at the Motocross of Nations in 2012 and
2015. Barcia was victim to a cracked pelvis early during
his inaugural Monster Energy AMA Supercross season with the Autotrader/Monster
Energy/Yamaha Team. Due to the long
recovery necessary he was able to race only eight of 17 events, during which he
earned five top-10 and one top-five finish.
In Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Barcia earned two wins, five podiums, two
top-five, two top-10, and third overall in series points. The honor of being team captain and one of
three riders selected to represent the United States in the 2015 Motocross of
Nations was bestowed on Barcia, and he did not disappoint winning his division
and helping Team USA earn second overall for the event.
2014. Barcia finished fifth in Monster Energy AMA Supercross
series points despite missing two rounds.
He landed on the podium four times.
After four rounds of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series,
he suffered an ankle injury that required surgery and forced him to retire from
2013. Barcia won his first
Monster Energy AMA Supercross race in the premier class at the Phoenix, Arizona
round. He would win again at the
Seattle, Washington event, earning fourth in overall series points. In Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross, Barcia
finished third overall in just his first full season in the 450 Class. He was
awarded the AMA 450 Class Rookie of the Year Honors. Barcia then traveled to Europe winning the
Genoa Supercross in Italy, and then to Paris, France where he won the Bercy
Supercross for the second time.
2012. Barcia repeated as the 250SX East Champion in
Monster Energy AMA Supercross, winning six of nine races including the Dave
Coombs Sr. East West Shootout in Las Vegas, Nevada. After consistently finishing in the top-five
in the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series in the 250 Class,
including five moto wins, Barcia earned second overall in the series. He then was awarded the honor of representing
Team USA in the 23
rd annual Motocross of Nations helping the team to
an overall third-place podium finish.
2011. Earned the Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250SX East
title with podium finishes at every round.
When his teammate Trey Canard was injured during the Lucas Oil AMA Pro
Motocross Championship Series, Barcia was given the chance to ride the 450 in
the premier class during the last four rounds.
He earned five moto finishes and won the second moto at the Southwick,
debuted in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250SX East Series with five podium
finishes to earn second in series points.
In 250 Class Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross, he was second overall at three
rounds, and earned two moto wins taking fifth in series points. He was invited to compete in the
internationally acclaimed Bercy Supercross in Paris, France, where he won the
event in the premier class earning his first King of Bercy title.
as a professional at the start of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship
in the 250 Class. He earned eight podium
moto finishes, including a win at the Southwick, Massachusetts round to earn
fifth in the series. He was named the MX
Sports Pro Racing 250 Class Rookie of the Year.