Courtesy of Yamaha Motor Corp.
Cypress, CA. September 22, 2014 — Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA is
pleased to announce the extension of our relationship with Joe Gibbs
Racing (JGRMX) through a new contract that will see the successful team
race YZ450Fs in both the AMA Supercross and Outdoor series for at least
the next two years. On top of that, Yamaha is proud to welcome two new
riders to the Yamaha JGRMX family.
After an illustrious amateur career, Justin Barcia started off his
professional career with a bang, winning the AMA Rookie of the Year
award in 2009. He followed that early success with two 250SX East Coast
Championships. That same success followed Barcia when he moved up to the
450 Class, as he won two 450SX Supercross races in his first season and
took home the 2013 AMA 450 Class Rookie of the Year award. Already a
proven winner with an intensity that is unrivaled, Barcia is looking
forward to the start of the 2015 Season.
“I have met everyone over at Joe Gibbs Racing and already feel like
part of the family, I am excited to start riding and training for the
2015 season,” said Justin Barcia, who has been recovering from ankle
surgery earlier in the season.
Joining Barcia on the Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX team is perennial underdog
fan favorite Weston Peick. A long-time Yamaha rider Weston had a
breakthrough season in 2014 and looks forward to carrying that momentum
into the 2015 season now that he’s back on a YZ450F.
“I couldn’t be more excited to see what the future holds for the
Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX team. With Barcia and Peick under the tent and the
improved 2015 YZ450F at their disposal it should be a very exciting
year,” said Yamaha Motor Co. Racing Division Manager, Keith McCarty.
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