Video: Roczen v Barcia – battle for a podium at San Diego


Video: Roczen v Barcia – battle for a podium at San Diego

Ken Roczen did all he might to discover a clear means round Justin Barcia within the second half of the primary occasion however Barcia refused to simply accept his demotion to fourth and fought again laborious, forcing Roczen again to fourth with Barcia taking his first podium of the 12 months. Get a glimpse of their battle beneath:

Barcia mentioned: Within the warmth race I used to be hitting the whoops rather well, and staying with Eli, which was sick. In direction of the tip I had just a few errors and Anderson received round me good, which was a bummer. However I ended up third and received a stable gate choose. In the primary occasion, I received off to a great begin. There was numerous strain, and a few superior battles. It was super-gnarly and the monitor broke down rather a lot, however I ended up third. I had numerous enjoyable, and I’m stoked to regroup earlier than heading into Anaheim 2.

Whereas Roczen mentioned he felt good and is constant to study the Suzuki in race situations: “San Diego! Busy day within the workplace. We have been testing all day to slender the window of what works and what doesn’t. I’m as soon as once more extraordinarily stoked on @fcsuspension and @hepmotorsports effort and work to inch nearer to the rostrum. It’s not simple to exit and work out how the bike reacts and what it wants on race day with very restricted period of time on the monitor.

“None the much less we made all the suitable calls when it got here all the way down to the wire and that’s all that issues. It wasn’t the beginning we have been hoping for however i felt nice on the bike and on the monitor and labored my means as much as 4th with an ideal battle for third your complete most important occasion. I really feel sturdy and able to proceed bettering my race craft and motorbike 😈 Onerous work actually does repay! See you guys at A2! “