These last few weeks have been busy for Justin Barcia. After three years with the JGRMX team, Barcia announced he was parting ways with the North Carolina crew after the 2017 MXGP of USA and that his plans for the immediate future were unclear. After a bit of downtime and a trip to England, Barcia has declared that he will line up for the 2017 Monster Energy Cup aboard a privately funded Honda CRF450R. This is a huge change in pace for Barcia, who spent the majority of his career on Honda equipment and departed the brand to ride for JGRMX in 2015.
Barcia claimed the overall win at the 2012 Monster Energy Cup aboard a Team Honda HRC bike, so he’s no stranger to success at the unique event in Las Vegas.
Barcia’s personal sponsors have a massive impact on his one-race program, as he will receive support from Alpinestars, Monster Energy, SCOTT, Arai as we as a list of new partners. The full list is posted below in Barcia’s announcement message.
Well I have an option or two that I will be looking into for 2018, but for now I am extremely excited to announce my plans for the Monster Energy Cup.
On October 14th I will be riding a privateer Honda. Details are still getting worked out, but so far I am excited and wanted to share the news with the Moto community.
I am extremely appreciative and grateful for all the support that is going into this project and I could not do it without these awesome companies & people:
Morgantown Powersports for supplying practice bikes
TCD Racing for building & prepping the race bike
Twisted Development Motors
Brian Fleck at Dunlop
The Home Team of Mom & Dad, Amber & Dr. Steve Navarro for all the hard work, phone calls and behind the scenes hustle.
See ya’ll soon, JB51