Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Hotbodies Racing Mat Mladin Motorsports Suzuki's Craggill in 10th Overall after Barber Superstock Race

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., (April 25, 2006) - Hotbodies Racing Mat Mladin Motorsports
Suzuki rider Marty Craggill held up against the sweltering Alabama heat as
well as his competitors to finish 13th in round two of AMA Superstock at
Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., on Sunday afternoon.

With just a short amount of time on the 2.3-mile, 16-turn track on Friday
and with Saturday's morning practice interrupted by rain, Craggill carded a
third-row grid position in Saturday afternoon's qualifying session.

'I'm really disappointed in how I rode today' said the Australian.  'But we
haven't had a lot of track time this weekend.  The GSX-R1000 is good and we'
re going to make a few small changes before the race, but mostly I feel like
I haven't ridden as well as I could have.'

In Sunday's 17-lap race, Craggill charged hard on his Hotbodies Racing Mat
Mladin Motorsports Suzuki GSX-R1000 and gave it his all.  In spite of the
humidity and heat, Craggill rode an aggressive yet consistent race.

'The heat was definitely part of the problem,' admitted Craggill.  'But we
also changed the bike a fair bit looking for a good set-up and I think we
may have made a mistake.  So I'm just looking at this race as a learning
experience and taking that with me into California Speedway next weekend.'

Team owner and reigning AMA Superbike Champion Mat Mladin, was sympathetic
and supportive of his rider and friend.  'He definitely seemed to struggle a
bit, but that's racing,' said Mladin.  'I have faith in Marty and his crew
that they'll put something together for Fontana.'

Hotbodies Racing Mat Mladin Motorsports Suzuki's next AMA Repsol Superstock
race will be at California Speedway in Fontana, Calif., April 28 - 30, 2006.

Marty Craggill, Hotbodies Racing Mat Mladin Motorsports Suzuki, #16
13th Place - AMA Superstock
10th Place - Overall

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