Houston Supercross Takes Toll on Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team

2019-03-31 09:51
It was an unlucky round 13 for the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team this Saturday at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The night ended early for Justin Barcia and Josh Grant at the final round of the 2019 Triple Crown of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship as both were unable to complete the night’s action.

In main 1, Barcia got off to a decent start in in eighth, but unfortunately as the race wore on he started to lose positions, ultimately crossing the line 11th. His teammate Grant, who is filling in for the injured Aaron Plessinger, made a valiant effort to come from 18th to finish 13th.

Both riders had a much better start in the second main event with Barcia fighting for fifth and Grant, an improved 12th position. Grant was the first to fall, over jumping a triple and tweaking his neck. The veteran racer tried to resume his race, but was too uncomfortable to continue, sitting out the rest of the night.

Barcia followed shortly afterwards with a big crash in the whoops, knocking the wind out of him and bothering his already ailing shoulder. Although both riders were unable to start the third main, Barcia and Grant still tallied points to finish 17th and 20th overall, respectively, and take home some valuable points in the 450SX championship.

The Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team head east to Nashville, Tennessee, for round 14 of the championship at Nissan Stadium, Saturday, April 6.

Jim Perry
Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team Manager
“Houston was another tough one. The day started off on the right foot with both guys excited looking forward to the Triple Crown event. Practice was challenging, however the team made some adjustments and we were hopeful going into the night program. Unfortunately, the night ended in the second main event for both Justin and Josh. It was not the way the team wanted to finish, but we will regroup and look ahead to the inaugural Monster Energy Supercross event in Nashville, Tennessee next weekend”

2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross 450SX Houston Triple Crown Results

1. Cooper Webb (2-1-3)

2. Marvin Musquin (5-3-1)

3. Dean Wilson (3-2-5)

4. Eli Tomac (6-7-2)

5. Cole Seely (4-4-11)

6. Zach Osborne (10-6-4)

7. Justin Bogle (8-5-7)

8. Blake Baggett (9-9-6)

9. Joey Savatgy (7-11-9)

10. Ken Roczen (1-21-8)

17. Justin Barcia (11-19-20)

20. Josh Grant (13-20-21)

2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross 450SX Championship Standings

1. Cooper Webb 288

2. Marvin Musquin 271

3. Eli Tomac 262

4. Ken Roczen 252

5. Blake Baggett 215

6. Dean Wilson 201

7. Joey Savatgy 173

9. Cole Seely 160

7. Chad Reed 151

10. Justin Barcia 150

Source: Yamaha Motor Europe

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