Once again Burkhart showed he has the speed to win, setting the fastest lap times on his Monster Energy KTM throughout the weekend. He simply had trouble keeping the bike on two-wheels in the dirt section of the track. The crash in his heat race was caused by him losing his rear brakes.
"Not much I can say about this weekend. I had a mechanical issue with my rear brakes in my heat race and then I lost the frontend after passing Jeff Ward in the main event and then could not get the bike to start. I plan to spend more time riding between now and the X Games, so that this doesn't happen anymore. I am really looking forward to the X Games and getting back into my rhythm," commented Burkhart.
The next race for the Monster Energy Burkhart Racing Team is August 1, 2009 at the X Games in Los Angeles, California.
About Burkhart Racing
Burkhart Racing is a professional Supermoto team owned by Mark Burkhart. Mitch Hansen of HMC Racing is responsible for the preparing and maintaining the bikes along with crew chief Uli Toporsch. Mark Burkhart has won numerous supermoto championships including the 2008 Navy Moto X Games World Championships Gold, the 2007 X Games Gold, 2007 AMA Supermoto Championship, 2006 X Games Silver and 2005 AMA Supermoto Lites Championship. Team sponsors include Monster Energy Drink, Foremost Insurance, Parts Unlimited, Thor, Alpinestars, Dunlop, KTM, Arai, Scott, Sidi, Cycra, Akrapovic Exhaust, Vortex, Fuchs Silkolene Oil, DID Chain, Beringer Brakes, Millennium Technologies, EBC Brakes, Wiseco Pistons, Cometic Gaskets, Hot Cams, Pivot Works, VP Fuel. Additional information about Mark Burkhart can be found on his web site at www.markburkhart.com
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