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October 14, 2010 17:20 ET / Butler Brothers Sign Motocross/Supercross Veteran Michael Byrne

THOUSAND OAKS, CA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2010) -  The / Butler Brothers MX race team is thrilled to announce they have signed Motocross/Supercross veteran Michael Byrne to the / BBMX / Palmetto Suzuki race team for the 2011 and 2012 Motocross and Supercross seasons.

"Michael Byrne is a big and exciting addition to our team," said Vince Arimitsu, owner of BTO Sports, a leading retailer of Motocross gear. "We are incredibly stoked to move forward with Michael, and we can't wait to see him put in a great season with the BTO Sports team."

Australian Michael Byrne has been racing professionally since 1998, and has been racing in the USA since 2001, when he started racing under Motocross legend Jeff Emig's Kawasaki team. Since then, he has proven to be a top contender in the sport, with many podium finishes and well-known races.

During his career Byrne has ridden with some of the biggest names, including: Amsoil Honda, Factory Chevy Trucks Kawasaki, Rockstar Suzuki, and most recently Factory Rockstar Makita Suzuki, where he was unfortunately hit with some bad luck and injuries last year.

"Injuries are common in this sport, and Michael is back in top form. We are all very excited that he will be riding with the BTO Sports / Butler Brothers MX team," said Arimitsu. "The 2011-2012 season is shaping up to be our best season yet!"

Byrne will be riding in good company on the BBMX team. The team consists of fellow veteran rider Jason Thomas in the premier SX class, and the only four brothers on the AMA Professional Supercross & Motocross Tour: Forrest, Karsten, Brandon and Taylor Butler.

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