Arriving at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, the #RideHVMC Freeman Racing Ducati team knew they would need to work hard to find a setup for the #23 Ducati Panigale R in dry conditions. Corey Alexander had precious little time with the Panigale R in the dry, but managed two podium finishes in the wet at New Jersey Motorsports Park, a great display of riding skill and the technical abilities of the bike. After a crash in the first practice session at Road America, the challenges began for the #RideHVMC team. Making repairs to the bike ate up valuable time into the second practice, and that session revealed electrical gremlins that the team would chase the rest of the weekend, hidden damage that was difficult to diagnose. Everyone agreed to push forward, using the dry track time for more testing and to help Alexander gain confidence with the Panigale R in the dry. Later a mechanical problem forced Alexander to retire his Panigale R. The team will seek additional testing time before returning to competition at Miller Motorsports Park in just over two weeks time. 

 

Corey Alexander was stoic with regards to Road America, stating that “this weekend did not go as expected but that is part of racing especially when riding a new bike. Every time we ride the #RideHVMC Freeman Racing Ducati Panigale R we learn more about what it does and does not like. Additionally, we had a little bit of bad luck -- it's unfortunate but hopefully we will get a chance to test before Miller and make some more progress towards being competitive in the dry. Thanks to the #RideHVMC team for all of the hard work and all of our sponsors for the support. See you in a few weeks at Miller!” 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/corey23alexandertwitter.com/corey5alexander, and facebook.com/corey23alexander

 

#RideHVMC Freeman Racing Ducati team sponsors include: Hudson Valley Motorcycles, MJRS Freeman Racing, Akrapovic, Armour Bodies, Beta Tools, 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 - info@ridehvmc.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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