Team Honda Muscle Milk heads into the 2013 Supercross season with two talented champions. Trey Canard returns to the team for his third year in a row and, after a serious crash took him out of contention last year, he’s back stronger and more determined than ever. Lining up next to Canard will be premier class rookie Justin Barcia, whose intense riding style and determination to win has shaken the motocross world since his professional debut in 2009. Both riders have been a part of the Honda family since their amateur careers, rising through the professional ranks aboard a Factory Connection Racing CRF250R and now aboard an all-new factory prepared CRF450R.
Canard quickly became a fan favorite after his professional debut in 2007 due to his humble personality, fierce competitive attitude and huge talent. Along with a long list of amateur titles, Canard won the 2008 Supercross Lites East title in only his second full season, and followed that up with the 2010 AMA 250 Motocross Championship. In 2011, he posted three Supercross race wins and was in the hunt for the overall championship when an injury sidelined the rising star. He recuperated and was back into competition, only to be sidelined again. Despite being plagued by injury, Canard believes 2013 is all about new beginnings. He is confident he has all the tools he needs to finish on the podium and win races.
Justin Barcia has that rare combination that propels the great ones to the top—blazing speed, discipline, preparation and desire. After making an impressive professional debut in 2009, the remarkable 20-year-old has continued to top the podium. In the 2011 Supercross season, Barcia appeared on the podium at every round of the nine-race series and was able to clinch his first Lites East Championship. In 2012, Barcia was nearly untouchable. He maintained his points lead throughout the entire Supercross Lites East season, winning six races, including Arlington, Atlanta, St. Louis, Daytona, Toronto and Las Vegas, where he also won the East/West Shootout. He capped the season off by lining up against the best 450 riders in the world at the Monster Energy Cup and came away the big winner, pocketing $100,000.
The 2013 AMA Supercross season kicks off on January 5th at Angel stadium in Anaheim, CA, and concludes on May 4th at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, NV. Make sure to watch Trey Canard and Justin Barcia contest for the Championship throughout the 17-race series.