Barcia Wins A1
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Anaheim, Calif. – Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing’s Justin Barcia has done it yet again to take home the prestigious Supercross season opener for the third consecutive year at Angels Stadium in Anaheim Saturday night. After clocking the fastest qualifying time, Barcia went on to dominate Heat 1 and lead every lap of the 450 SX Main Event. Making history for the GasGas Brand, Justin will be the first ever Supercross rider to put his MC450F on top of a Supercross podium.
Barcia had a confident start to the day securing the fastest qualifying time that would earn him number one gate pick going into the night show. The first gate drop on his GasGas MC450F couldn’t have gone any better for the seasoned vet as he was able to take the first holeshot of the night and follow it up with his first Heat race win of the year. After another flawless start In the Main Event, Barcia battled for the win amongst a stacked lineup of riders. Checking out from the rest of the pack Justin went on to finish the night strong on top of the podium!
Barcia: “To be able to add my name to a short list of legends that have won back to back Supercross Season Openers is probably one of the coolest feelings in the world but to be able to do it on my GasGas MC 450F takes that feeling to another level. It was a perfect race – tonight was one of those races where you just check out and feel like you are the only one out there racing. Taking home that red plate gives me the confidence that I need to go back out and do it again next weekend in Houston!"
TK: ““We may be new to the GasGas brand this year but we are not new to the Supercross scene. It’s been a lot of work for everyone involved in order to get this team ready to go racing and to be able to make history with GasGas and Justin tonight speaks volume to what you can expect from him for the rest of the season.”