Contact: David Evans
AutoTrader.com/Toyota/Yamaha Team Media Relations
Justin Barcia Injury Update
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 10, 2015) – Last Thursday AutoTrader.com/Toyota/Yamaha Team rider Justin Barcia was injured while practicing in California. He flew home to Georgia to seek the counsel of a specialist regarding a suspected injury to his hip. It was determined that there is a crack in his pelvic bone. The injury does not require surgery but Barcia will not be able to ride for at least two weeks, possibly longer. His status will be updated as his recovery progresses.
Weston Peick, who was injured at the Phoenix round of the series is attempting to return to racing this Saturday, February 14 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Peick started riding yesterday for the first time since his injury and if he feels strong enough he will race. If he does not make the Dallas race he will be on the gate for the Atlanta round on February 21. Phillip Nicoletti will substitute for the injured Barcia. Fox Sports Two will broadcast the Dallas event live starting at 8:00 p.m. (EST).