Burkhart struggled to get a good start in both moto's on the tight track. Instead he simply focused on working his way through the pack. He placed fourth in the first moto and third in the second moto for second place overall for the day in the S2 class.
"I felt more comfortable for this race but still had some trouble getting a decent start. The track design was very tight and the start headed into a chicane that could only fit one person. People were crashing everywhere and banging bars. In the first race it felt like pinball and I was the ball. I am not sure how I avoided all the chaos, but I was able to come out with a second place finish overall, so I am pretty happy with that," commented Mark Burkhart.
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. In 2009, he won the X Games Silver and finished second overall in the AMA XTRM Supermoto Championship, 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, Arai, Scott, Dunlop, Sidi, KTM, Cycra, Vortex, Fuchs Silkolene Oil, DID Chain, Beringer Brakes, Akrapovic Exhaust, 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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