Bad news for Georgia supercross fans: Justin Barcia, a man many consider a hometown favorite, will be out for this weekend's Atlanta Supercross following a training crash today at his riding facility in Florida. Barcia is being evaluated to see if he sustained a concussion.
Says a Monster Energy Yamaha statement:
Following a medical check at TOC in Tallahassee, Florida, Barcia is being evaluated for concussion and as a precautionary measure will not take part in this weekend’s Monster Energy Supercross round at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA.
“The news of Justin’s accident this morning is a real pity, but our main concern is Justin’s health and recovery. Following the Concussion Protocol, we hope that Justin will be back to 100% and cleared to participate soon.”
Barcia is originally from New York but spent many years living and riding at the Millsaps Training Facility in Cairo, Georgia, and he now operates his own track in Florida. As a devout fan of East Coast living, Barcia has amassed plenty of fans in the Atlanta region.
Barcia won the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season opener at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, but suffered a big crash and a bruised tailbone at round three in the same stadium two weeks later. He hasn't made the podium since the opener, but he did finish third in the final Triple Crown main event over the weekend in Detroit. He's currently sixth in the 450SX standings.
Aaron Plessinger will be the lone 450SX rider for the Monster Energy Yamaha team in Atlanta.