Fast by Ferracci Back to AMA in 2011 with Ducati 848 EVO

The 2011 season will see Celtic Racing again competing in the AMA Pro Racing Daytona SportBike class, as P.J. Jacobsen will be racing the Ducati 848EVO machinery with support from legendary Ducati tuning house Fast By Ferracci.The young New Yorker earned nine top ten finishes in AMA Pro's most competitive class in 2010.

"2010 was a good year for us and I'm glad to be back with Celtic Racing once again," said the 17 year-old. "We made a lot of progress and the team worked really hard. I'm excited about our program for 2011. The Ducati 848EVO is going to be a great bike and to have support from Fast By Ferracci is really positive."

Since the team's inception in 2001, Celtic Racing’s riders have earned the podium in AMA Pro Superbike, Formula Xtreme, and the XR1200 series along the way. The team has high hopes for the 2011 thanks to their new partnership with Fast by Ferracci.

"We're delighted to have re-signed P.J. to ride the Ducati 848EVO with backing from Fast By Ferracci," said team owner Barry Gilsenan. "We have the right rider, the new Ducati 848EVO, and Eraldo's knowledge and passion for racing on our side. It's a good combination and we're really excited about next year. We're looking to build on our past successes and take it even further to get to the top steps of the podium. The program will be a success on the track and while that's the most important thing, I think with the personalities we have involved with our program there will be plenty of fun as well."

Eraldo Ferracci, one of the preeminent Ducati tuners, has examined the shop's first 848EVO and its class potential.

"I have worked with Ducatis for more than half my life and I know them well and believe in them," he said. "The Ducati 848EVO is going to be a new machine but our goal is to make the combination of P.J.'s skill and the machine work. I think we can run with the leaders in Daytona SportBike. I have a lot of confidence."
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