Celtic Racing's Rispoli Wins First SuperSport Race At Road Atlanta After Dominating Practice

And Qualifying, Starting From Pole!

James Rispoli rode his #1 plate Celtic Orient Express Racing Suzuki GSX-R 600 to victory in the first SuperSport race of the AMA Pro Big Kahuna Atlanta event on Saturday. Rispoli battled the entire length of the race with Jake Lewis, and was able to use skill and tactics to take advantage of late race traffic to secure the lead and race win. James dominated practice and qualifying approaching Saturday's race, and was on Pole position for the start of the race with teammate Corey Alexander next to him on the grid in fifth position aboard the #5 National Guard Fairhills Group Suzuki GSX-R 600. Rispoli maintains his lead in the AMA SuperSport West championship and overall standings, while Alexander see his lead in the AMA SuperSport East standings narrowed down, he remains on top as we head into Sunday's race.

"I'm really happy with this second win, and excited to do it again on Sunday. It was a tough race, and we were lucky to be able to work around the lapper - I stuck it in and was able to make a bit of a gap to Jake. My Celtic Orient Express Racing GSX-R 600 is working amazing, the K-Tech suspension feels great, and I know what I need to do Sunday. Big shout out to my crew for all the hard work William, Eric, and Justin for giving me such a great bike to ride!" state Rispoli enthusiastically. James Rispoli's personal sponsors include: AGV Helmets, Dainese Leathers, Monster Energy, Techmount, and Star Motorcycle School.

Alexander is preparing for Sunday's race saying "I didn't get a great start, and then struggled to move through traffic on Saturday, Road Atlanta doesn't make passing easy, and I tried to ride a smart race and get as many points as possible. I'm happy to hold onto the SuperSport East lead, and I'm working with my crew to get a better start on Sunday. The #5 National Guard Fairhills Group GSX-R 600 felt great, and Barry, Mike and Tim all did a great job." Corey Alexander's personal sponsors include: Fairhills Group, Hudson Valley Motorcycle, Spidi Leathers, XPD Boots, Arai Helmets, K-Tech Suspension and Gemini.

Celtic Racing was established 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: www.facebook.com/CelticRacing.

Both Celtic Racing Suzuki GSX-R 600's show-case 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.


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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 www.orientexpress.com or join them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OrientExpressRacing.