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Barcia to Sit Out Remaining Three Supercross Races | News

Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team rider Justin Barcia will sit out the remaining three rounds of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship.

Barcia made a valiant comeback from a training crash in late February, but unfortunately, some injuries remained. The Supercross season-opening Anaheim 1 winner has yet to return to 100% fitness and after consulting with his doctor and the team, the decision was made to focus on healing those injuries as a priority.

Josh Grant will continue racing the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing #33 YZ450F.

“At this point it seems that the best thing to do is to let my body recover,” sai Barcia. “I’m just going to keep on training, skip the last few Supercross races and let my body heal up. Thinking about that now, I probably should have done that a few weeks ago because I was injured already but I really wanted to be at the Supercross race with my team and fans, and put on a good showing. For right now, I’m going to regroup and be ready for the first Outdoor.”