Jason Anderson Placed on Probation Following Incident with Justin Barcia in Tampa

The AMA has placed Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jason Anderson on six months probation and given him a written warning for “overly aggressive riding” at round 6 of the championship in Tampa. 

Early in the 450 main event, Anderson took Justin Barcia high in a corner which resulted in both riders hitting the ground. Anderson would come back to finish sixth, while Barcia finished eighth.

Read the full report and watch the incident below:

Here is what Barcia said via a team release:

“I was stoked to have a home race in Florida, and it was nice to be back this week. I felt good on the track, and the bike was feeling really good. I was riding in a good position and making passes, unfortunately, I had a little incident. I came from the back of the pack up to eighth. It’s definitely not the result I wanted, but I was riding well and I’m looking to redeem myself in Oakland.”

And here is what Anderson said via a team PR:

“The track was actually really good tonight. The little bit of rain we got made the dirt tackier, which I think is an advantage for me. I definitely believe I had the speed to win. However, I still think I learned a lot about my race bike tonight. After the crash, I set out to make up as many positions as possible in as little time and didn’t know I could ride the motorcycle that hard. I just need to tap into that flow state earlier in the races and we’ll be back on the top step in no time.”

Main image: Jessica Reed


  1. I have been in this sport since i lined up at the first Unidilla, about 1967.
    No rider ever has injured more riders then Justin Barcia,
    Every rider has these incidents, personally i am surprised the AMA doesn’t deal with this degree of sad style of riding.
    Jason, thanks for dealing with such a asshole as Justin Barcia.
    Its kind of sad the AMA doesn’t know how to fix this problem!

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