Title contender suffers suspected tailbone bruising from race three fall.
A heavy crash in the final main event of Anaheim 2’s Monster Energy AMA Supercross Triple Crown has prompted Justin Barcia to undergo further medical evaluation with suspected bruising to his tailbone.
The Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing rider, who captured victory at Anaheim’s season-opening round at the beginning of the month, lodged 7-3 race results in the first two mains, although his night came to an abrupt halt when he made a critical error through a rhythm section in race three, resulting in a damaging fall.
“On the other side of the tent, Justin Barcia had a big crash in the final moto of the night,” said team manager Jim Perry. “He’s going to the hospital for a checkup for a possible bruised tailbone, we’ll have more information after observation. All in all, it was an up and down night, but we’ll take the good from it and move on to next weekend.”
The Triple Crown format worked into Barcia’s favour as his performances from races one and two contributed to a 10th overall placing, allowing him to maintain fourth in the championship standings.
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb won the overall – the first 450SX victory of his career – while Ken Roczen (Honda HRC) maintains his position atop the points classification.