Justin Barcia's Day At Thunder Valley Motocross | MX 2016

Justin Barcia went 11-8 for 7th overall at round 3

Justin Barcia, Thunder Valley MX 2016
Justin started his morning off at Thunder Valley talking to his JGR crew about any changes they made before the first practice.Photo by Rob Koy
Justin Barcia, Thunder Valley MX 2016
Justin’s bike is getting a last minute change via the laptop before the first practice. The JGR team uses the GET ECU system were they can change many variables of the bike’s ignition system to fine tune to the track conditions such as the 6,000 foot elevation.Photo by Rob Koy
Justin Barcia, Thunder Valley MX 2016
Justin takes the outside berm in the first practice to keep up his momentum trying to lower his lap times. Justin struggled a bit with getting a fast qualifying lap time in and could only record a fast lap of 2:15.589 on his last lap of the practice. This put him in the 16th position with one more practice to go.Photo by Rob Koy
Justin Barcia, Thunder Valley MX 2016
In the second timed practice Justin was able to run a more consistent pace and record four fast times compared to only one in the first practice. Justin recorded his best time on lap 6 with a 2:12.296 giving him the 13th gate pick for Moto 1. Here Justin gets low as he exits this long rut behind the first turn tower.Photo by Rob Koy
Justin Barcia, Thunder Valley MX 2016
Justin coming down one of the many hills at Thunder Valley. The Lakewood track is built on the side of a mountain.Photo by Rob Koy
Justin Barcia, Thunder Valley MX 2016
Justin hitting the uphill triple coming out of the valley during Moto 1. Lucas Oil had a nice hospitality setup on the side of the hill for the fans to watch.Photo by Rob Koy
Justin Barcia, Thunder Valley MX 2016
Justin had a great Moto 1 going, running as high as 4th place until the halfway point. Then he started to have a weird mechanical problem that caused his bike to die two times on him. Justin was able to nurse it to the finish and record an 11th place.Photo by Rob Koy
Justin Barcia, Thunder Valley MX 2016
Justin scrubs the inside of this single jump before the uphill triple coming out of the valley. The 450s could take the inside line and still make the triple.Photo by Rob Koy
Justin Barcia, Thunder Valley MX 2016
In Moto 2 Justin got of to a good start and ran in the top five for the first 6 laps then had a crash and finished the race in 8th place. Justin said he will use the off week to regroup and get ready for the east coast swing of the Outdoor Nationals. Justin went 11-8 for 7th overall at Thunder Valley. If it wasn’t for mechanical issues in Moto 1 and a crash in Moto 2 Justin could have been in the top five. Justin is looking forward to going back east.Photo by Rob Koy