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YAMAHA RACING DAILY NEWS

 

June 29, 2018


 

 

CHALLENGING WEATHER PUSHES RIDERS TO THE LIMIT IN YAMAHA GRAND PRIX 9

 

July 29, 2018SM CITY BALIWAG – The last qualifying leg for the Yamaha Grand Prix was unpredictable like the weather in the Philippines. As the window starts to close for most riders vying for a spot in the Championship race. The qualifying time trials were done in the scorching heat of the sun that tested the conditioning of the riders. Then, as if a flip was switched, the rain bombarded the racetrack. This resulted to multiple slippage and tumbles to some of the competitors. The wet surfaces became was an obstacle that everyone had to overcome.

The 150 UB Open Championship seemed to be well in control by Masato Fernando who was the runaway winner in the past few legs. Powered by the Sniper 150, the story was more of the same in the beginning with Masato dominating the first Heat. That all changed in the 2nd heat when he had a rare stumble that saw him finish out of the podium in a very long time. That cost him the overall win for the Luzon leg which went to Bornok Mangosong. The known motocross champion is proving himself to be a tough mark in the circuit and will be a strong contender in the Finals.

The Female cast was finally completed but the ladies got the bulk of the unfavorable weather as their entire race was hammered by the downpour unlike their male counterparts. It was an astonishing display of the relentlessness and willpower of the Filipina. Erica Ondillo will led the way for the all-female team of Luzon, all of whom displayed superb abilities on their Mio Sporty.

The Dealer Cup race had its share of bragging rights between its competitors and this was another opportunity for them to get an advantage over the other. Riding the record breaking Yamaha Sight, the riders were gunning for their own spot in the record books. Ernie Daguio Jr. elevated DHCI CycleHaus Racing Team in the Expert Category while Bornok Mangosong sealed a double podium finish by bagging the Intermediate Category win for Rhean Marketing Racing.  

Next stop? The Finals in Palawan Racing Circuit on September 9 for all the marbles.

 

Racing Results:

 

150 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE

 

 

Position

 

 

Rider

 

 

1

 

Bornok Mangosong

 

 

2

 

Masato Fernando

 

 

3

 

 

John Emerson Inguito

 

 

DEALER CUP RACE


EXPERT                                                            INTERMEDIATE


Position

 

Rider

 

 

Position    Rider

 

1

 

 

Ernie Daguio Jr.

 

 

 

1

 

Bornok Mangosong

 

2

 

John Emerson Inguito

 

2

 

McDon Sande

 

 

3

 

 

Dan Carlos

 

 

3

 

 

Travis Baroja

 

 

ALL-FEMALE RACE

EXPERT

 


Position

 

 

Rider

 

 

1

 

 

Erica Ondillo 

 

2

 

 

Janesse Llois Lucero

 

 

3

 

 

Jasmin Jao

 

 

 

 

SNIPER 150 RACE

 


 

Position

 

 

 

Rider

 

 

1

 

 

Dan Carlos

 

 

2

 

 

Roel Rubin

 

 

3

 

 

Romer Corbe

 

 

160 OPEN RACE

 


Position

 

 

Rider

 

 

1

 

 

Kervie Bergania

 

 

2

 

 

Christian Anderson

 

 

3

 

 

 

Evender Solivares

 

 

FUN RACE AT                                    FUN RACE UB

 


Position

 

 

Rider

 

 

 

Position   Rider

 

 

  1

 

Kervie Bergania

 

 

 

1

 

Christian Anderson

 

 

 2

 

 

Leendro Paredes

 

 

2

 

 

Marc Kian Santos

 

 

3

 

 

Anthony Canete

 

 

3

 

Dale Malihan