MotoConcepts Race Report: San DiegoTuesday, February 22, 2011 | 9:55 AM
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Kyle is doing much better and he should be out of the hospital today or tomorrow.
We wish him a speedy recovery and can't wait to see him at the races even if it is only to sign autographs for his fans.
It's a tough break for Kyle because he was showing a lot of improvement and clocking some top 5 lap times. We are confident he will fully recover and will have to show his potential soon.
It was Tommy's second race back after his shoulder injury. He qualified 14th fastest.
In the heat race, he started 7th and his race/day ended up soon after that. At the end of a rhythm section, Matt Boni went for an aggressive blockpass and they both went down. Tommy got the short end of the stick because he hurt his knee in the collision. The doctors first diagnostic was a pinched sciatic nerve. Pretty much the same effect like you hit your funny bone hard in your elbow.
Tommy is a question mark for Atlanta and will try to ride this week before Atlanta.
If he can ride, he will race in Georgia.
Vince qualified 29th which was not as good as the previous races. Vince was 11th in the heat race and actually crashed on a double jump. He got a top 4 start in the LCQ but couldn't catch up to the top 2 to transfer to the main event.
With Kyle out for a while and Tommy being questionable for Atlanta, we decided to fill Kyle's spot for a few races with Antonio Balbi. Antonio has been doing good in the West Coast Lites class and has a lot of experience in the 450 class. It's short notice for us, our sponsors and for Antonio but we will try to get as ready as we can for Atlanta this weekend. Two days of riding are schedule and you should see a MotoConcepts/Yamaha with number 903 this weekend in the Georgia Dome.
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