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Justin Barcia and also AutoTrader.com/ Toyota/JGR Yamaha have actually agreed to an extension through the 2018 period, the team announced today. This bargain stamps the commitment of Joe Gibbs Competing to this sporting activity for the lasting. There are rumors flying about a feasible return of Team Yamaha as a factory 450 initiative, but JGR plainly prepares to remain a top-tier 450 race group in its own right.

Last off-season, Barcia authorized with the team after spending his whole occupation with Honda (GEICO as well as Honda HRC). Adhering to an up and down Beast Energy Supercross season where he missed 8 rounds due to injury and also didn’t tape a platform coating, Barcia transformed his period around in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross, securing two general wins. Given That Budds Creek, Barcia has actually averaged a 2.7 moto surface. In addition, Barcia and also the team appear to be an excellent fit, personality-wise, as he spends a lot of his time operating in the team’s store and also examination track in North Carolina, as well as training along with his JGR mechanic Ben Shiermeyer.

Barcia finished 3rd total in 450MX, tying a career-high, and was additionally selected to represent Team USA at the 2015 Motocross of Nations in Ernee, France.

“We feel like Justin is a wonderful addition to our racing family members, as well as though he was under contract with 2016 we intended to extend his arrangement with us long-term,” said group owner Coy Gibbs.

“I actually like the men on the team as well as the total ambience right here, now I don’t need to consider anything however riding and educating for a long period of time. Most of us manage wonderful as well as I’m pumped,” said Barcia.

Below is the main press release from the group.

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C.– JGRMX is proud to reveal that an agreement has actually been signed extending Justin Barcia’s period with the team via the 2018 auto racing period.

Barcia and also the team have been functioning exceptionally well along with six successive platform coatings and also 2 victories throughout the second half of the 2015 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series. Additionally, Barcia was chosen as one of 3 cyclists to represent the U.S.A. at the 2015 Motocross of Nations in Ernee, France on Sept. 26 as well as 27. “We feel like Justin is an excellent enhancement to our racing household, and even though he was under contract through 2016 we wished to prolong his contract with us long-term,” stated Coy Gibbs, the team owner.

“I really like the guys on the team and also the general environment right here, currently I do not need to think about anything but riding and training for a long period of time. All of us get on great and I’m pumped,” said Barcia.