The Brazilian Motocross Confederation announced on Sunday 15 the squad for the team that will represent Brazil at the Motocross of Nations. Antonio Jorge Balbi Junior, Christopher "Pipo" Castro, Marcello "Mouse" Lima and Thales Vilardi form the Brazilian team in the competition. This year, Motocross of Nations will be held on 25 and September 26, at Thunder Valley Motocross Park in Denver, United States.
The riders, the gears and the prototype of motorcycle were presented to the press during the fifth round of the Brazilian Motocross Championship. Alexandre Caravana, President of CBM, said the Brazilian team in 2010 is comprised of pilots who have earned their places on merit. "This team is formed by riders who show us a great job during the championship. For this reason, I'm sure we'll have great chances of good results", said Caravana.
Edu Appel Brands Management, will coordinate the organization of the whole structure wich will involve the Brazilian team at the Motocross of Nations. "For the first time, the brazilian riders will will carry the brands of his personal sponsors. This is the first step for Brazil to be consolidated as a first world selection, "said Eduardo Appel, project coordinator of the Brazilian team.
The Brazilian Team:
To set the brazilian team, CBM used the classification of the Brazilian Motocross Championship until the round five. Christopher "Pipo" Castro will ride in MX2 class, while Marcello "Ratinho" Lima and Antonio Jorge Balbi Jr. will defend the brazilian collors in MX1 and Open class respectively. The young Thales Vilardi was invited for alternate spot.
Christopher "Pipo" Castro: Every rider dreams of it. I will give my best and hope to make an unprecedented result for Brazil in the Motocross of Nations.
Marcello "Ratinho" Lima - is a great honor and I know it will not be easy because it is a very tough competition. But I promise that I will do everything to help the team.
Thales Vilardi - Is a dream come true. It´s been many years as a pilot and now, my work was recognized. I´ll be prepared to do my best to help the Brazilian team.