As the Philippine motorsports community mourns over the passing of motorcycle racing champion, Maico Buncio, more questions are raised over the cause of his death.
As the Philippine motorsports community mourns over the passing of motorcycle racing champion, Maico Buncio, more questions are raised over the cause of his death.
MARCH 27 PLAYDATE FOR 2011 FIM ASIA PUERTO PRINCESA INTL MX
For the eight straight year, the City of Puerto Princesa in Palawan will host the opening round of “The Motocross Masters of Asia”, the Philippine leg of the FIM Asian Motocross Supercross Championship, the annual FIM Asia continental motocross event that showcases the top riders of the nations comprising FIM Asia, the continental union of Asian motorcycle federations.
Puerto Princesa City Mayor Edward Hagedorn and FIM Asia President Macky Carapiet recently signed the agreement that will bring back the annual motorsports spectacle to the Philippines’ “last frontier” on March 26-27. Each year, since its inception in 2004, the event has been able to deliver what the thousands of spectators always come for, heart-stopping motocross action from the best Asian riders.
The event will also bring back Japan’s Tomoya “Kamikaze” Suzuki, the 2010 champion in the series’ centerpiece Asian MX2 (Pro 125) category who will is bidding to become the series’ first-ever back-to-back champion. The task however will not be easy for the Japanese since he will need to hurdle the ominous task presented by the formidable competition to be provided by Mongolia’s Khaliunbold Erdenebileg, the Philippines’ reigning National Motocross Rider of the Year Kenneth San Andres and Iran’s Amirreza Sabetifar, seasoned Asian national champions who wound up second, third and fourth places respectively in the final championship scoreboard. This year’s darkhorse entries are Thailand’s Arungkrung Pinpon, the series’ 2007 Asian Junior 85cc champion and the top MX2 rider from Taiwan.
The Asian Junior 85cc event promises to be no less exciting with the Philippines’ Mark Reggie Flores and Gabriel Macaso kicking-starting their bids to duplicate the feat of PSA Awardee Jean Erick Mitra, the 2010 Asian Junior 85cc champion from Rizal, Nueva Ecija. Flores and Macaso are expected to their meet stiffest challenge from the junior riders of Guam, Thailand and the USA.
The country’s top riders from fourteen national motocross divisions will also be seeing action in the local races that make up one leg of NAMSSA’s 2011 national motocross series scheduled to coincide with the international event. The overall champion in the MX2 category will bring home the Mayor Edward Hagedorn Cup, a handsomely crafted silver trophy from Puerto Princesa’s CEO and his constituents.
The 2011 FIM Asian Motocross Supercross Championship is being organized by NAMSSA, the national sporting authority for motorcycle sports in the Philippines and sponsored by OAKLEY. NAMSSA is the country’s sole organization affiliated with the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) and duly recognized by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC). For more information of the Asian Motocross Supercross Championship and other FIM Asia and NAMSSA events, please visit www.fimasia.org and www.namssa.org and call or text 09178479785
InsideRACING magazine, the country’s first motorcycle and scooter magazineand a leading supporter of local motorcycle racing, is proud to announcethe holding of the 4th Annual Motolite InsideRACING Grand Prix (IRGP4) onNov 27-28 at the historic Carmona Racetrack.
The IRGP is not only a race but a celebration of the people and supportersbehind local racing. Creating and recording great moments in localmotorsport history, as well as building stronger and closer relationshipsbetween the people and the motorcycle industry. The IRGP is now one of themost awaited race events in local underbone racing by fans, riders, teams,manufacturers and sponsors.
“Every year since 2007, the month of November creates new heroes amongstour local riders as the IRGP ushers in its new champions and teams rise toprominence. The champions and their amazing race battles over the pastthree editions of the IRGP have been entrenched in our local motorsporthistory. IRGP4 will again find new stars and create unforgettable raceaction that will further enrich the local racing heritage” said IRGPorganizer Al Camba.
The IRGP4 partners include MotorcyclePhilippines.com, Stoplight TV,Motorsiklo Xclusibo radio, The Racingline TV and Racing Beat Wave 89.1FM
The IRGP4 is ready to fire up again for the 4th edition of this annualmotorcycle spectacle.
Be ready for the drama, the action and the glory in two wheels.
The special annual event will be sanctioned by FIM-NAMSSA.
The Team Philippines best motocross riders shall be fielding its stellar team to the FIM MX of Nations to be held at Thunder Valley Motocross Track on September 25-26, 2010 for the first time in its 35 year Philippines national motocross history. Riders of the Philippine National Motorcycle Sports and Safety Association (NAMSSA www.namssa.org – affiliate of the FIM) of top Pro standing in the current national series shall be awarded to participate in this milestone of the pinnacle of achievement for the NAMSSA Philippine team, as follows:
MX1 rider Jolet Jao
Many time National champion and Philippines Rider of the Year and he is currently running second position riding a 450F in the NAMSSA National Supercross Championships series.
MX2 Kenneth San Andres
Current leader in the Philippine NAMSSA Supercross Series and currently Rider of the Year for Motocross of the NAMSSA annual awards for Philippine Champion and currently a top contender in the FIM Asian Supercross Continental Championships Series.
MX3 Open Ralph Alvarez
Regional Motocross Champion and youngest of the Philippine team members, a very promising future and expect surprise results from the Young Ralph Alvarez.
Reserve rider is Jehan Tetangco a rider of many exposures in the USA.
Chef de Mission Stephan Carapiet
“ Its about time that the Philippine Motocross team field the best of its best riders to the FIM Olympics of Motocross Nations, as this team is also exposed to the FIM Asian Supercross Continental Championships Series ( www.asaimx.org ) we would wish the team the best of success we would wish to the thank the organizers of Thunder Valley for organizing a global most exciting motorsports off road event, putting Denver in the motocross map and of course the AMA and Youthstream for all the efforts placed in for the success of the event “ said Stephan Carapiet, currently, FIM Asia President (www.fimasia.org ) and NAMSSA Federation President.
Spend your Christmas holidays jingle-belling, or rather, safely speeding, your way around the country’s newest race circuit, the Clark International Speedway (CIS)* inside the Clark Economic Zone in Angeles City, Pampanga, during the National Racing Association’s (NRA) fourth-quarter Track Day on 13 December 2009, Sunday!
The 2009 NRA Track Days are presented by Bridgestone Tires.
Shake-off all that stress that usually comes with the rush of the yuletide season and let your inner speed “angel” (and not your “inner demon” — remember, it’s Christmas!) to give you a different kind of rush on the track.
The popularity of motorcycle Track Days have been on the rise ever since these two-wheeled machines, big and small, have become a major, if not the number one, mode of transportation in the country today. But many riders nowadays are also becoming more aware of the safety aspects of motor biking, and have taken to fulfilling their “need for speed” in a more secure and controlled environment, such as the track.
But what’s cool about the NRA’s Track Days is that it’s got a lot of the rider in mind – which accounts for the presence of a full staff of track and ride marshals, ambulance stand-by services with medics and a medical doctor, a trained staff and crew to make every participant’s day worry-free, as well as other incidentals such as ready fire extinguishers, on-track fuel for easy petrol purchases, meals and drinks that come with your registration fee, and all those other nitty-gritty details that we don’t want the participants to fuss about.
So, for all that, registration fee is only Php 1,300 for big bikes and Php 700 for small bikes!
All you guys have to do is come with a track-ready machine (T-CLOCS it please! Tires, oil, spark plugs, etc.) and complete gear, and you’re ready to go and enjoy your day at the track!
Riders will be grouped and color coded into the following groups (check which group you belong to, so you’ll know when you arrive at the track):
|EXPERT TRACK RIDERS AND RACERS||STANDARD RACE TRACK RULES APPLY.|
|EXPERIENCED TRACK RIDERS||NO PASSING IN STRAIGHTS AND TURNS.|
|NOVICE TRACK RIDERS||NO PASSING IN TURNS. STRAIGHTS ONLY.|
|FIRST TIME TRACK RIDERS||NO PASSING. PERIOD.|
|SB (Small Bikes)||UNDERBONE and SCOOTER RIDERS||NO PASSING w/in 6 FT. OF ANOTHER RIDER.|
For gear, only full leathers will do for Class A riders. All the other groups may use full leathers or its textile equivalent, complete with armor (shoulders, elbows, and knees) and back protector. Round it up with a full face helmet (no open face, half face, or three quarters), leather gloves, and riding boots.
We’ve also got something special “chestnuts-a-roasting and a-brewing on the open fire” this Track Day.
Ortiz Motorsports Corporation (OMC), under the helm of former Superbike racer, and now rider impresario Randy Ortiz, will be sponsoring two exciting and fun club races during the day, so watch out for that!
You can also bump into today’s popular racers in Philippine motor sports. NRA Track Day regulars have been Toti Alberto, Glenn Aguilar, Miguel Bichara, Ryan Medina, Dashi Watanabe, Joby Tanseco, John Defensor, and racing’s future stars Brandel Ortiz and Mokoy Ancheta.
For more information and participation fees, please call the National Racing Association at tel. no. (02) 725 3949 and mobile no. (917) 820 2391. Please look for Rose.
NRA Track Days are also sponsored by Teknic Leathers, Aeromed Ambulance Transport, Easy Trailer, together with media partners Inside Racing Magazine, Mo2rista Magazine, and www.motorcyclephilippines.com.
*To get to the Clark International Speedway, take Balintawak into the North Luzon Expressway, and there are several exits you can take going to the Clark Ecozone: San Fernando Exit, Magalang / Angeles City Exit, Mabalacat Exit, or Dau Exit. Refer to map to get inside the Clark Ecozone. CIS is located right across the Centennial Expo. Travel time from Manila is approximately 45 minutes to one (1) hour.
The 2009 FIM Asian Supercross Championships sanctioned by NAMSSA, UAM and FIM shall be hitting the city center of Manila on Sept. 25-26, Friday night and Saturday night racing under the lights. The night event shall be held from 6pm to 10 pm at the SM City Bicutan – NAMSSA Speedworld Circuit.
International riders from Philippines, Australia, Russis, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand and Iran with classes of international riders shall be at the 65cc level at 9-12 years old; 85cc Junior riders from 12 – 15 years old and the MX 2 Pro together with 10 other national categories supported by FIM ( www.fm-live.com) , CAT Monarch equipments and PCSO( Philipine Charity Sweepstakes Office )
National riders from Philippines of the regions of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao headed by Kenneth San Andres from Bulacan and JC Rellosa from Bicol shall be heading the cast of the Philippine Team. The Asian Motocross Tour has recently visited Puerto Princessa City, Philippines & Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and shall also be heading to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for the next round and shall bring the top NAMSSA Philippine Team riders to represent the country.
On Sunday post event there shall be a Asian Motorsports Academy for Motocross held by foreign instructors at the said circuit, for the further development of the Asian talent in the discipline for motocross to further the Asian talent as a feeder to the World Motocross Grand Prix events.
The NAMSSA is the sole authority in the Philippines as the governing body for two & three wheel motorsports today issuing competition licenses in all races and the safety stamp of international standards by virtue of its affiliation with the Federation Internaitonale de Motocylisme and the Philippine Olympic Committee. For more info reach us at 63.917 8479785 or at www.namssa.org
SPYDER ADVENTURE CONCEPTS, the company that brings you Spyder eyewear and helmets, recently partnered with the United Cyclists Association of the Philippines (UCAP) to hold the Grand Draw of its BIG BIKE BLOWOUT Raffle Promo at the 5th leg of its Inter-City Cycling Competition. The Criterium Race called “Sigaw ng Kalikasan” was held last August 2 at the Rockwell Center complex in Makati City. Cyclists from 4 Divisions, Masters A and B, Executives and Elite raced for prizes and prestige, braving unpredictable weather. The tight flat course that ran around the peripheral roads of the Rockwell complex which was very spectator-friendly, the weather was perfect for racing most of the morning. Each division took 20 laps around the well-paved asphalt course. The race winners are as follows:
During the awarding ceremonies, in between announcements of the race winners in each division, the winners of the major prizes of the Spyder Big Bike Blowout raffle were drawn. The winners of the 4 major prizes that included the beautiful Honda CBR600 RR superbike are as follows:
Grand Prize:HONDA CBR600RR
(2) Apple 3G I-Phones
(3) Spyder Mountain Bikes
(4) Olympus All Weather Cameras
For complete list of winners, please visit the official website at www.teamspyder.com.
This Grand Raffle promo is Spyder’s way of giving back to all its loyal customers: cyclists, runners, triathletes, motorcycle and motorsports enthusiasts, people who love the outdoors, who have supported the brand since it was launched 7 years ago. It was the 3rd and final draw of the Raffle Promo that was launched November 2008. For the entire promo, Spyder gave away a total of 60 bicycle helmets, 30 motorcycle helmets, 15 iPods, 12 Olympus waterproof digital cameras, 9 Mountain Bikes, 6 3G iPhones, 3 Honda XRMs and 1 Honda CBR600 RR for the grand prize. Spyder also raffled-off more eyewear and cycling helmets in a special draw for the registered participants of the day’s races.
The event was also a clear manifestation of Spyder’s continued support for cycling sports, and its commitment to continue coming up with products that will allow athletes and enthusiasts to go – Beyond Limits!
The “SPYDER BIG BIKE BLOWOUT” Grand Prize, Honda CBR600 RR superbike was drawn last August 2, 2009 at the “Sigaw ng Kalikasan” Inter-City Cycling Race at the Rockwell Center in Makati City. Shown in the photo are: Jojo Limpo (Creative Director for Spyder Philippines), Al Camba (Inside Racing), Joselito Santiago (UCAP/Criterium 2009) together with members of Team Spyder Philippines.
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY PLAYS HOST TO 2009 MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONS OF ASIA
Puerto Princesa City will again play as back draft for the bigger and more intense battle for supremacy in the 2009 FIM Motocross Masters of Asia – Puerto Princesa International Motocross Grand Prix set March 1 at the Sta. Monica International Racetrack in Puerto Princesa City. This event shall be side by side by the Foundation of Puerto Princesa City that shall be celebrated on Macrh 4, 1009
This was consummated after Puerto Princesa Mayor Edward S. Hagedorn signed up with FIM Asian Motocross Commission & NAMSSA president Macky Carapiet for the hosting of the much awaited and countryâ€™s biggest motorsports spectacle supported by the City of Puerto Princesa, Oakley.
Hagedorn sees this event as a big tourism boost to beef up the countryâ€™s economy aside from his thrust to preserve Puerto Princesa Cityâ€™s tag as the Sports Tourism Capital of the Philippines.
The Cityâ€™s Chief Executive, together with City Administrator Agustin Rocamora and Atty. Agustin of the City Sports department are now mapping out plans to make the event a bigger success and even more enjoyable for the visiting foreign delegates.
Up for grabs is the 2009 Mayor Edward S. Hagedorn Cup — a sterling silver trophy coming from the cityâ€™s chief executive and his constituents.
Mongolian ace rider Khaliunbold Erdenbileg is set to defend his crown against champion riders from more than 10 countries expected to vie for the titles at stake.
Among the other foreign riders to watch are Iranâ€™s Mojtaba Karimzadeh, Amirreza Sabetifar, Indonesian trio Iwan Hermawan, Dede Mulyadi and Alex Wiguna and Thailandâ€™s Trakarn Thanthong, and past Japanese Factory rider champion Kaga shall arrive to provide a mx school and freestyle tricks !
A TV Crew from UK will be arriving for the global TV coverage of ESPN and Star TV that will telecast the event to over 540 million households worldwide.
Filipino riders, led by new national champion Kenneth San Andres, are now busy preparing to take the foreign challenge.
The Shanghai RoundÂ to be held on Nov. 18thÂ shall be theÂ round 4 out of 4 Asian tour of the Asian Nations Road Race Championships Series that has been hosted in Japan, Indonesia ( 2 rounds ) and China. This is an Olympic style road race circuit event of which each FIM UAM Asian Member nation fields in two riders per country and the top riders of each of the two races score for their nations, accumulative to the winners .
The Philippine Team shall be composed of Macky Carapiet, FIM UAM Vice President and riders Maico Buncio and John Lerry Enriquez. the top two riders are the powerhouse moto team for 2008 as both these riders have topped the national series underbone races at the Batangas Racing Circuit, events of which areÂ sanctioned by NAMSSA.
The NAMSSA strategic planning for its future direction is in line with these projects. As we develop local motorsports events and talents to gather the grassroots riders nationally, and then NAMSSA awards the winnersÂ of their top national series to international races to represent the country. It has worked in the past and other FIM member countries too.
The event shall be held at Tian Ma Circuit in Shanghai and they shall be racing in 150cc GP bike machines. The event is hosted by the Chinese Motorsports Association (CMSA)Â and sanctioned by the UAMÂ Asian Motorcycle Commission. Team is supported by PSC, motorcyclephilipines.com & Inside Racing Magazine. More info also you can check out our siteÂ at www.namssa.org
FAST TRACK Circuit, Taguig:Â The motocross scene is alive an kicking once again at its base home city track located in Taguig City, for the RoundÂ 7Â of the NAMSSA National Motocross Series to be held this Sunday , November 11th. This is the penultimate national motocross round before the finals of the Round 8 Â to be held at the Fast Track Circuit on December 9th, 2007. The event is sanctioned by NAMSSA and FIM.
Taguig City Mayor Freddie Tinga is proud that the Fast Track Circuit has made Taguig City the capital of motorcycle sports in Metro Manila today as our city has seen tremendous growth economically and at the same time giving Taguig City the motorsports capital of the country. The off road circuit is approved by he FIM for international events and has hosted the Asian Supercross Championships early this year with great success.
The classes to be run are the 50, 65, 85, Enduro Class, Beginner Production, Novice Production, Underbone, Veterans , Executive, Pro 125, Pro Open races shall start by 10 am up to 5 pm in the afternoon..
For more info you may log onto to www.namssa.org and Â the circuit can be used for corporate events, vehicle products launching, and test track days anytime, with an advantage of convenience of the venue begin near the Makati Business center.Â The successful Fast Track series of events is also supported byÂ City of Taguig, Inside Racing,Â Flamboyant Construction , JBS Moto Shop, GCG, Topmaster, motorcyclephilippines.comÂ and Sign Effex .
For more info you may text 0917847 9785 or 0917 8992363Â
The On Any Sunday Motocross Series to be held at the Fast Track Circuit Taguig this weekend shall be hosted on October 7 â€“ 21 â€“ 28th and Nov. 11, 2007. This shall have a very busy schedule for the national riders for the last quarter of this year at the Fast Track Circuit, after its highly successful support and participation from the motorcycle racing community . Teh event is sanctioned by NAMSSA the governing body for motorcycle sports in theÂ Philippines today
The event last weekend was moved forward to this weekend and organizers declared it if need be a wet and wild weekend if need be. â€œ Also training in slippery conditions at Fast Track Circuit shall sharpen our riders skill â€œ quipped Ken Falco ,President of NAMSSA.
Mayor Freddie Tinga of Taguig City hailed the Fast Track Circuit facility for the constant hosting of national and international events in the proper safe and controlled environment and highlighting the City of
Taguig as the motorsports capital within easy reach of the backyard of Metro Manila.
The saidÂ races shall also be a tune up event for the international participationÂ of the Philipine naitonal motocross team to the international races slated for China and Guam , USA slated for the end of this year.Â Sponsors of the series are Flamboyant Construction , JBS Moto Shop, GCG, Topmaster, Sign Effex . Up for grabs are trophies for the 50cc, 65cc, 85cc, Enduro,Â Production and the Open Class categories.
The winners of the round One On Any Sunday races were as follows: Open Enduro: 1. Joselito Mendoza 2. Jun Mendoza 3. Val Biol. Beginner Production: 1. Arnel Lacnit 2. RM Tolentino 3. Maico Tolentino. Novice Open Production: 1. Jensen Manuel 2. Mark Gonzales 3. Billy Jean Ramos. Executive: 1. Jun San Andres 2. Gimo Gonzales 3. Buboy Carno Jr. 65cc: 1. Jerick Mitra Jr. 50cc: 1.Moymoy Flores 2. Randy Ortiz Jr. 85cc: 1. Jensen Manuel 2. Raf Enriques. Underbone: 1. Jason Sarmiento 2. Roldan Daclan.Open Class: 1. Kenneth San Andres 2.Jimboy Marcelo 3. Jenzen Manuel
For more info you may reach 0917 847 9785 or check out www.namssa.org