Originally Posted by GotMojo?
Agreed... Barcia is fun to watch, and he was dialed in last night. Another advantage he's got...
goes by the name of Jeff Stanton. Stanton was at Unadilla VMX this past June and he stated he talks to Barcia on a daily basis. My take on it (and I could be wrong) is he's got some kind of consultant arrangement with Honda. I believe he is filling the role of mentor and as Barcia has been Honda property since roughly 13 years old it would only make sense that they use whatever means possible to maximize their investment. All things considered he's keeping it on the fairly straight and narrow and seems to know he has a shot at multiple titles and a significant place in MX history. He's been riding forever and seems to be of the 2nd place is no place mindset. It's only 2 races in but the holy trinity of RV/CR/RD doesn't have a lot to show for their efforts. If Barcia is the only one in the on deck circle the next few years could be quite lucrative for him.