"This was a tough break for Antonio, he clearly had the speed and stamina to finish the race inside the top ten. To his credit he has demonstrated the attitude that we want to see in our riders. Despite mishaps and crashes he has shown that he is Branded Not to Quit. We are expecting to see solid results in the last few rounds," stated Mike Bartholomew, co-owner of the team and company.
"The blown motor was unfortunate but my performance before that is what I am focused on. I felt comfortable riding at the pace of the frontrunners. We made some significant changes to the suspension before the race which made a big difference for me. Prior to this I was struggling with the way the bike handled. I am looking forward to the next race and running at the front again," commented Antonio Balbi.
The team's next race will be August 15, 2009 at Unadilla in New Berlin, New York.
About CC Rider - Branded Not To Quit
CC Rider Gear is a lifestyle apparel company based in Rolesville, North Carolina. CC Rider also runs professional motorcycle race teams that compete in Supercross, Arenacross and Outdoor Motocross. For more information visit www.ccridergear.com
About Antonio Balbi
Balbi finished in twelfth place overall in the AMA Outdoor Motocross Series in 2008. He holds numerous championship titles in Brazil and Latin-America. Most recently he won the 2008 Brazilian Supercross Championship in MX1. In 2004, he won the Brazilian Supercross Championship in MX1, the Brazilian Outdoors Championship in MX1 and the Latin-American Championship in MX2.