Celtic Racing's Alexander and Rispoli Excited To Return To Barber As Season Heats Up

NEWS June 20, 2012

Celtic Racing's Alexander and Rispoli Excited To Return To Barber As Season Heats Up

Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Courtesy of Celtic Orient Express Racing:

(June 20, 2012) - Celtic Racing travels south to Barber Motorsports Park for the Triumph SuperBike Classic this weekend, the sixth round of the 2012 AMA Pro Road Racing season, and the halfway point of the series. The event at Barber counts towards both SuperSport East and West Championships, which means both Celtic Racing riders will be able to collect points at this round. James Rispoli leads the West Championship by 26 points over his closest competitor. Corey Alexander remains in fifth place in the East Championship standings, only 6 points from third in a very competitive field. The next several races sees both riders return to tracks where they have seen success, and the entire team is looking forward to the second half of the season after such a great start.

James Rispoli will ride the #1 Celtic Orient Express Racing Suzuki GSX-R 600 this weekend at Barber, and has been training heavily to prepare. James stated that "Going into Barber I feel really good, training is back to a high level again. The Florida heat has helped me get ready for the heat in 'Bama. We had a winning bike at Road America so we hope to bring that here to Barber and just minimize mistakes on the race track. We won here last here and look to get two W's this weekend and extend our points lead! Thanks to personal sponsors AGV, Dainese, Monster Energy, and Techmount for all their support. Please follow me on Twitter (@JamesRispoli) and Facebook for the latest updates!"

Corey Alexander is excited to be back on the #5 National Guard Fairhills Group Suzuki GSX-R 600 for round six at Barber, at track he knows well from previous visits and that rewards his riding style. Corey stated enthusiastically "After a few more weeks off and coming off a good result at Road America I feel confident going into Barber. Every week my shoulder gets stronger so I'm excited to see what I can do with the great bike I know my National Guard Fairhills Group team will give me. Many thanks to Fairhills Group, Hudson Valley Motorcycle, Spidi Leathers, XPD Boots, and Arai Helmets for all their support. Follow me on Twitter (@Corey5Alexander) for news from the track!"

You can watch live timing and scoring on http://www.amaproracing.com/ or via their mobile app, and if your cable TV provider has an agreement with http://www.speed2.com you can view live streaming race coverage through their website for both SuperSport events at Barber.

Both Celtic Racing Suzuki GSX-R 600's showcase the best in road racing technology. Product support for both machines comes from: Michael Jordan Motorsports, American Suzuki, Armor Bodies, Chicken Hawk Racing, DesignStar3, Dynojet, FMF Racing, Full Spectrum Power, Hudson Valley Racing, Galfer Brakes, GB Racing, K-Tech Suspension, Maxima Oils, Motion Pro, Pit Bull, Riviera Country Club, Saddlemen, Star Motorcycle School, Vortex Racing, and Zero Gravity.

Celtic Racing was established in 2001 by Barry Gilsenan, and over the past 11 seasons has established itself as a premier privateer racing team. Development of riding talent began with two-stroke 125cc, and 250cc machines competing in professional and regional championship events. More recent Celtic Racing efforts have focused on AMA Pro Road Racing in the Daytona SportBike and SuperSport classes with Ducati, Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha four stroke motorcycles. Gilsenan's talent for coaching racers of all ages and abilities has brought Celtic Racing worldwide attention and recognition, with many former Celtic Racing riders now competing on World Championship levels. Please join Celtic Racing on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CelticRacing.


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Established in 1973, Orient Express is a high performance motorcycle parts and accessories warehouse distributor; offering dyno tuning, engine building services and precision machine work. Orient Express has an extensive history of racing, including support of both professional and amateur race series and individuals. For more information regarding Orient Express, or to find out what Orient Express can do for your racing success, please call 800.645.6521 or 631.231.9552 (NY/International), visit http://www.orientexpress.com or join them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OrientExpressRacing.


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