Justin Barcia

Justin Barcia returns with the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing team in 2019 poised for a comeback.

Justin Barcia hit the scene with multiple amateur titles, including four at the prestigious AMA Loretta Lynn’s Amateur Championships. Nicknamed “Bam Bam” for his aggressive riding style, Barcia earned back-to-back Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250SX East titles in 2011 and 2012.

He went on to turn heads in 2013, taking two wins his rookie season in a stacked 450SX class; first at the Phoenix Supercross and later that season in Seattle, Washington. Unfortunately for the New Yorker, his successes were also met with injury.

Nearly out of a ride in 2018, he was picked up by the Factory Yamaha squad to fill in for injured rider Davi Millsaps. Barcia quickly showed that he wasn’t ready to be put out to pasture and was a title contender with multiple podium appearances. It was a great comeback story, and although he was unable to finish the Supercross season due to injury, he finished 10th in the standings. More importantly, he showed flashes of his former brilliance tempered by discretion of experience; a combination that wins championships. He also finished fourth in the AMA 450MX Championship.

Barcia has some international accolades as well. He has two King of Bercy titles, a Genoa Supercross win, and has been on the podium with Team USA at the Motocross of Nations in 2012 and 2015.