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.