Jorge Antonio Balbi Jr. has to be one of the few riders from Brazil to come to compete in the brutally competitive AMA Supercross and Motocross Championships.
Balbi proved he belonged by turning in strong performances here. He has a solid background being a multi-time Brazilian and Latin America Motocross and Arenacross titles.
Antonio comes from a family of racers. His sister Mariana races against the men and actually raced in a MX1 World Championship round last summer, the first woman to do so.
Last year Antonio finished ranked 18th nationally in the 450cc class in the outdoor nationals.