GoPro has released its footage of Justin Barcia from the 450 main event at the Monster Energy AMA Supercross season finale in Salt Lake City on Saturday, and IT DOES include footage of his aggressive pass on Malcolm Stewart.
If you haven’t been on the Internet this week, we’ll quickly rehash the incident.
Malcolm and Justin entered the night in a tight battle for third in points. Malcolm made a clean pass on Barcia in the main event but a few corners later, Barcia made a super aggressive pass on Mookie that sent him to the ground. Barcia would finish third, with Malcolm coming back to finish fourth.
After the race, the AMA has handed down a ten point penalty and a fine (the amount was not disclosed) to Barcia for the incident.
On the podium after the race, Malcolm addressed the pass: “I was just putting a charge in and Justin straight up T-boned me, man. We’ve been racing clean all year long and that was dirty. I’ll be straight up with him and we’re definitely going to have a talk right after this race.”
To his credit, on the podium after the race, Barcia owned the fact that is was an aggressive pass:
“We’re racing for a championship, third in points, I was doing everything I could. Obviously, it was an aggressive pass, I’m gonna own that, what do I say? I’m out there racing for this championship, that’s what I wanted, third. …I’m sorry guys but I’m here racing for a living. This is what I do. You can bring the boos but love it or hate it but this is me. Since day one.”
Check out the footage below: