Makita Suzuki’s Tony Berluti honored by Mechanix Wear
BREA CA: American Suzuki Motor Corp. (ASMC) congratulates veteran
mechanic Tony Berluti, who was awarded the Mechanix Wear Outstanding
Achievement Award at round five of the AMA Supercross Series in Anaheim
CA on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006. Berluti works on the Makita Suzuki
RM-Z450 that Ivan Tedesco put on the podium at that race in Anaheim.
“I’m really honored to win this award from a company like Mechanix
Wear, who support the mechanics and the job we do,” said Berluti. “I
also want to thank Roger De Coster and the whole Makita Suzuki team for
their tremendous support over the years.”
Mechanix Wear is the creator of the first high-performance work glove
designed specifically for mechanics. Each year, the Mechanix Wear
Outstanding Achievement Award is presented to professional racing
mechanics that have enjoyed significant success in their field and have
displayed outstanding professionalism and sportsmanship throughout
Berluti began his career as a professional motocross mechanic in 1987.
He later became a mechanic for the factory Makita Suzuki motocross
team, where he has remained throughout his career. Berluti currently
looks after the bikes of AMA Motocross Lites and AMA West Supercross
Lites Champion Ivan Tedesco. In his 18 years as a race technician,
Berluti has worked with many riders, including Buddy Antunez, Damon
Huffman, Ezra Lusk, Robbie Reynard, Stephane Roncada and Seb Tortelli.
Courtesy American Suzuki