Corey Alexander and the new #RideHVMC Freeman Racing Ducati team impressed the entire paddock this weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park for round three of the 2016 MotoAmerica race season in cold and wet conditions. Alexander was able to move through the combined Superbike and SuperStock 1000 field from his 17th place starting grid position on his #23 Ducati Panigale R to finish second in race one, and sixth overall, riding with skill and smoothness despite challenging conditions. Race two saw Alexander again move forward to finish third in SuperStock 1000, and fifth overall on the Panigale R. Corey’s pace was as fast as the race leaders, a comfortable two to three seconds a lap quicker than the rest of the field once he had distanced himself mid-race. Special thanks to Brian Sharp and his crew for building a great bike in such a short time frame before the race, and for the support provided. Additional thanks to Steve Saucier and Tim Warners for technical assistance and crew duties this weekend. Thanks also to our entire #RideHVMC family, especially those who made it down to NJMP and supported the team effort!
Scoring two podium finishes in his return to racing, on a new bike, with a new team, shows that Corey Alexander has serious potential to succeed this season. Corey stated "I think it's safe to say we exceeded our expectations. I've always put a lot of pressure on myself to do well. As a team, we went into this weekend as if it was just a test and we ended up leaving with two podium finishes. Most importantly we kept the Ducati Panigale R off the ground in tough conditions, and learned quite a bit about the bike. I can't thank Richie, Jon, and Brian enough, as well as my whole HVMC family for making this all possible. It really has been a family effort. I'm excited to head to Road America in a few weeks, one of my favorite tracks. Thanks to all of the team sponsors and all of my personal sponsors for taking great care of me!” Corey’s personal sponsors include: American Kargo, Arai Helmets, Boxed Water Is Better, Defy All Odds Apparel, JP43 Training & STAR School, Lapizta Watches, Outdoor Tech, Spidi Leathers, and XPD Boots. Follow Corey on social media via instagram.com/corey23alexander, twitter.com/corey5alexander, and facebook.com/corey23alexander!
The #RideHVMC Freeman Racing Ducati program owes a tremendous amount of gratitude to The Freeman Family, MJRS Freeman Racing, and Jon Freeman for the incredible assistance and continued confidence that they have provided for the team's success this weekend. The team has eclipsed expectations with incredible professionalism and the two podium finishes this weekend are even more impressive considering the short time frame between the initial conception and the race results on Sunday. Jon Freeman stated that “this weekend was wet and wonderful. Corey, the #RideHVMC team, and the Ducati Panigale R exceeded my expectations. Our goal for this round was to collect data and improve our understanding of the Panigale R. Leaving with two podiums with less then 50 pre-race laps was incredible validation of the program's potential!”
Team manager Richie Alexander stated that “I’m totally ecstatic with how the #RideHVMC team performed, as well as how the crew came together and worked so well together. Corey has clearly elevated his riding, and is ready to show everyone what the Ducati Panigale R is capable of, and we are looking forward to some dry testing and racing! Huge thanks to the Freeman Family for all their help to make this possible!” #RideHVMC Freeman Racing Ducati team sponsors include: Hudson Valley Motorcycles, MJRS Freeman Racing, Akrapovic, Armour Bodies, Chicken Hawk Tire Warmers, CNC Racing, Design Star, K-Tech Suspension, LJ Painting, MOB Racing, New Rage Cycles, Orient Express, Signs Ink, Sprint Filter, Superlite Sprockets, TrakTape, Vesrah, Videri, and Zero Gravity Windscreens. #RideHVMC Freeman Racing Ducati is actively seeking additional partners for the 2016 season and beyond. If you have any interest in learning more about our program and its future plans, please contact us via email - email@example.com!
#RideHVMC is the home of all things rad by Hudson Valley Motorcycles, a family owned Ducati dealership in Ossining New York, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016. As lovers of two wheeled machines, we often find ourselves engulfed in a huge variety of activities which range from our own race team, custom bike builds, and assorted events and track schools. #RideHVMC was founded so we could share our passion for the sport and ongoing projects with all of our friends and fans in one place! #RideHVMC will give you insight into what is going on at Hudson Valley Motorcycles on a day-to-day basis. #RideHVMC is not a company, nor is it a traditional brand. It is our family, and you're invited to join us at the dealership, the racetrack, or on the streets and backroads! Please visit www.hudsonvalleymotorcycles.com and www.ridehvmc.com to learn more!
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