Celtic Orient Express Racing arrives at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this coming weekend for the second half of the 2012 AMA Pro Road Racing SuperSport series with James Rispoli riding the #1 Celtic Orient Express Suzuki GSX-R 600 and Corey Alexander on the #5 National Guard Fairhills Group Suzuki GSX-R 600. Rispoli is leading the SuperSport West Championship with 232 points after a race win on Sunday and a double podium weekend at Barber, and four race wins so far this season. Corey Alexander looks to Mid-Ohio as an opportunity to gain points on the SuperSport East field, where he sits in fifth position. Mid-Ohio will pay points to the SuperSport East Championship series only, so Corey has to work hard to close the gap on the leaders this weekend. Rispoli notched two second place podium finishes over the 2011 weekend. Alexander scored a fourth and a fifth place finish in his rookie appearance at Mid-Ohio in 2011.
Mid-Ohio's 2012 Buckeye Superbike Weekend by Dunlop Tire marks the 30th consecutive visit to the Lexington, Ohio circuit. AMA riders will contest the 2.4 mile, 15 turn road course which has some of the most technically demanding sections of road racing in North America. Every aspect of the Celtic Racing GSX-R 600's will be tested on the asphalt and concrete surface, with high speeds, heavy braking, and banked turns. To watch the SuperSport races, please visit http://www.speed2.com for race coverage streamed to your computer (with compatible provider).
James Rispoli is happy to return to Mid-Ohio, and said "I enjoy racing here at Mid-Ohio, and I am looking to push hard to get the results this weekend. You really have to connect the dots at this track, double apex corners, and grip usually sucks. We worked on making the Celtic Orient Express GSX-R 600 more stable under braking at the NOLA test, and we found a good direction. Should be a great race!"
Corey Alexander had a productive test at NOLA Motorsports Park after the Barber race, and stated "I'm really excited to get back on my National Guard Fairhills Group Celtic Racing Suzuki. I've been riding a lot of motocross and just focusing on having fun while getting my fitness even better. I'm hoping for some good results at Mid-Ohio this weekend."
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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Fairhills Group is a New York based alternative investment management firm that manages capital for the Bronson family and other high net worth individuals and wealthy families. Fairhills was established in 2002 for the purpose of providing public companies with alternative forms of financing, eventually becoming one of the most active investors in structured equity transactions. Fairhills has since grown to provide financing solutions to companies globally and recently has opened its doors for the first time to external investors, with a full range of alternative investment fund offerings. For more information on Fairhills, please visit http://www.fairhills.com.
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.