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YAMAHA RACING DAILY NEWS

 

May 31, 2019


 

 

RACE 2

FILIPINO DUO REMAIN UNFAZED AFTER

THAI GAUNTLET SET FOCUS ON JAPAN

 

June 2, 2019, Chang International Circuit Buriram Thailand -- UMA Racing Yamaha Philippines entered a Thailand marked men and experienced a flurry of trials in race one. Entering race 2, they prepared for the relentless fury of their rivals.

 

Before the start of the Race, Masato Fernando, felt he had a technical issue with his motorcycle. They tried to address the issue on the grid but there was not enough time. The competition was heated from the start which caused an unfortunate crash the resulted in a red flag. As the fallen riders gathered their bearings it was an opportunity for team Philippines to adjust their motorcycles. Due to the crash, the laps were now reduced to 6, a virtual sprint to the finish line.

 

McKinley started at the race at the 5th spot and Masato at the back of the pack anew. But with a nation behind them they were able to reach the front by the last two laps. For a moment, Championship leader Kyle Paz led the way with Masato closing in on the rest of the leaders. But in the final corner Masato was part of a multi-rider crash that took away any chance at the podium. McKinley on the other hand couldn’t maintain the lead as he was smothered by his foreign counterparts.

 

It was a tough round for them but both have vowed to claim the victory when they return in the final leg. For now, they shift their focus in Japan as Paz continues to defend his championship spot and Fernando seeks to improve from 5th place in the standings.

 

This team is also supported by:
Yamaha Motor Philippines, Inc, UMA Racing, Racing Boy, Aracer, Proliner ,Youall, Galfer, Nasty Port Flow, Koso, NGK, RK and Kushitani