Gear up as Yamaha Motor Phlippines hits the road on its first leg of Yamaha Grand Pix: One Make Race 2013. Enjoy the hype of the crowd as different riders’ battle up for glory and a chance to enter the finals and represent the Philippines all the way to Yamaha Asean Cup. Witness the outrageous event on February 24, 2013 at Marikina City Hall Parking. Brought to you by Yamaha, Make it Different.
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Visit Motoworld’s booth on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at the Carmona Race track. Avail a special event discount and get any of the 3 Limited Edition LS2 item for every single receipt purchase.
See you there!
InsideRACING Magazine is delighted to announce that,once again, MOTOLITE MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES will be the Title Sponsor for the Sixth Annual InsideRACING Grand Prix (IRGP6) to be held on November 23-25 at the historic Carmona Race Track in Carmona, Cavite with a record breaking number of entries.
The event will be known as “Motolite InsideRACING Grand Prix”. It is the biggest annual year-end tradition for the country’s motorcycle road racing fans as it aims to provide a “GP” style race event to the local racers and teams. It is a prestigious annual event where top local racing teams and riders participate. It is sanctioned by the Underbone and Scooter Racing association (USRA).
Motolite remains the undisputed leader in providing dependable motorcycle and scooter batteries that feature advance technology in the local market. Motolite batteries are manufactured by Philippine Batteries, Inc. (PBI), the largest manufacturer, exporter and distributor of automotive, motorcycle and industrial battery products and solutions in the Philippines. Its fully integrated facility in Sta. Maria, Bulacan is one of the largest and most modern battery manufacturing facilities in Southeast Asia. It also has the country’s only ISO 14001-certified,
environmentally-compliant recycling facility, the second biggest in Asia.
Boasting of the latest advances in motorcycle battery technology, Motolite provides the growing number of motorcyclists in the country
with safe, reliable and long-lasting batteries. Motolite’s new 12-volt motorcycle batteries have been infused with Absorbed Glass
Mat (AGM) Technology for greater fluid retention and longer life. AGM Technology also makes the batteries more versatile as they can now be
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Top Philippine motocross Rider Kenneth San Andres is all set to compete in the 2011 Monster FIM US Grand Prix slated at the Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California USA on May 14-15. The 22-year old rider from Valenzuela City,Philippines will race against the world’s best in the MX2 category (250cc 4-stroke).
A three-time Philippine National Rider of the Year Awardee and the 3rd placer in the 2010 FIM Asian Motocross Championships, San Andres hopes to make his mark as the rider who will be representing FIM Asia, the Asian continental union, in the world event dominated by Americans and Europeans.
Backed by the NAMSSA and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), San Andres will be flying to the US on Tuesday and will have a couple of days to acclimatize himself with the cooler California weather before the official practice sessions set on Friday, May 13th.
San Andres and his coach trainer, Junjun San Andres will rendezvous with NAMSSA Officials Macky Carapiet and Arthur Valdez in Los Angeles before taking the 2-hour rode trek to the Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California. Carapiet and Valdez flew to the US yesterday to scout for a competitive racing machine that Kenneth will be using in the event.
“We will be meeting a bike supplier who will provide us a racing machine best suited to Kenneth’s riding style,” said Carapiet on the eve of his departure for the US. “We are grateful to Youthstream and the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) the organizers who were responsible for our participation in this prestigious world motocross event. We also wish to thank the PSC for the support they are giving the Philippine motocross team in the US GP and are hopeful that we can come up with good results,” he added.
The NAMSSA officials will return on May 18 in time for the Philippine National Road Racing Games scheduled in Negros Occidental on May 22-29. For more information on NAMSSA events and activities, regularly visit www.namssa.org.
With no less than the defending Asian champion as instructor, local motocross riders and enthusiasts are in for a treat when the National Motorcycle Sports and Safety Association organizes an advanced rider training course as a side event of the opening round of the 2011 FIM Asian Motocross Championships slated on March 24-27, 2011 in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.
Tomoya “Kamikaze” Suzuki has agreed to impart his skills and knowledge in the motocross discipline to the
growing number of local disciples of the extreme off-road motorcycle sport. Suzuki endeared himself to local
motocross fans with his uncanny riding style that he displayed last year in the local legs of the continental
championships held in Puerto Princesa City and at the Speedworld MX Circuit in Parañaque that enabled him to
clinch the Asian 125 (MX2) crown.
The opening leg of the 2011 FIM Asian Motocross Championships is supported by the City of Puerto Princesa led by Mayor Edward S. Hagedorn, Oakley, Polisports, Colt 45, Spyder Helmets, Du Ek Sam Marketing, Kia Motors Palawan, Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and the Department of Tourism (DOT). The groundwork to render 1.2 kilometer racetrack compliant with the FIM’s technical and
safety standards is being overseen by Puerto Princesa City Administrator Agustin Rocamora, Sports Director
Tony Reyes and Oplan Linis’ Mrs. Ellen Hagedorn, the better half of the city’s CEO.
The races set next weekend marks the 8th straight year that the opening round of the Asian motocross series
is being staged in Puerto Princesa City. NAMSSA President Macky Carapiet believes that this year’s event
will be more exciting and better than previous editions with the influx of a new breed of young and exciting
riders. Riders, teams and officials from Japan, China, Chinese-Taipei, Guam, Iran, Mongolia, India, Sri Lanka,
Hongkong, Australia and the Philippines have confirmed their attendance in the event.
The cream of the crop of local motocross will be seeing action on the same weekend when they compete for
trophies and cash prizes at stake in the 13 categories comprising the 3rd leg of the Philippine NAMSSA NationalbMotocross Series.
3-time National Motocross Rider of the Year awardee Kenneth San Andres, the ageless multi-titled veteran
Jolet Jao and Bacoor, Cavite’s dynamic duo, brothers Migi and Miko Tolentino and last year’s Asian Junior 85
Champion Jean Erick Mitra head the list of the prominent local riders competing in the event. Other names to
watch out for are Omar Aman, Chadwick Garcia and Mark Gonzales in the Intermediate class, Bryan Ursua in
the Beginner Production class, Cheaster Hinayo and Tyrone Coralde in the Novice Local Enduro division, Joseph Penaso in the Open Enduro Class, Jason Sarmiento in the Underbone event, Gimo Gonzales in the Executive Class and Junjun San Andres in the Veterans Class.
Brothers Ralph and Christian Ramento, Mark “Reggie” Flores and Gabriel Macaso are the darkhorse entries in
the Asian Junior 85 event where they will be squaring off against their counterparts from Chinese-Taipei and
Sri Lanka. Tykes on bikes Zyden Buse, Jhetrick Marquez, Vincent Jimenez, brothers Peewee and PJ Galia from
Southern Leyte and the Diaz siblings Iñigo, Iñaki and Anya from Calbayog City, Samar will be providing the
action in the Junior 65 and Junior 50 cc divisions.
The year 2011 marks the NAMSSA’s 18th year as the national sporting authority for motorcycle sports in the
country and new announcements post this event are a series of big mx events in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, together with the launch of the new street race national series. For more information about the Motocross Masters of Asia and other NAMSSA events and activities, log on to www.asiamx.org and www.namssa.org or call/text 0917847978
10 countries , 30 Starters surely the biggest motorsports event to hit the Philippines!
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
ON THE ROAD AGAIN (and OFF!) WITH THE 2011 CASTROL ACTIV 4T
Next MOTOKHANA: 5TH Inside Racing Bike Festival and Trade Show
26-27 March 2011, The Megatent, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City
What a way to begin its 3rd season by coinciding it with a town fiesta!
And that’s just what happened when the first event of the 2011 Castrol Activ 4T MOTOKHANA went underway last 20 February 2011 under bright, sunny, blue skies at SM City Taytay, which also happened to be the annual town fiesta of the Municipality of Taytay, Rizal.
And speaking of the municipality, the day’s MOTOKHANA was also made possible through the kind assistance of the local government of Taytay, through the Office of Mayor Joric Gacula.
Close to fifty (50) riders, half of them first-time MOTOKHANA contestants, came in full, enthusiastic force with friends, family, and motorcycle riding club buddies to eagerly participate in and welcome the first of many MOTOKHANA events for 2011.
Philippine motorcycle road racing’s current and former pros such as Paul Mark Doblada, Arlan de la Cruz, Luisito Sta. Ana, and John Lery Enriquez, just to name a few, joined MOTOKHANA veterans Philip Bonza, Rashne Obligacion, Carlos Alarcon, Haiziel Sabarillo, Christian Jose, Christopher Mendoza, and Ado de Leon, among others, in tackling a super surprising (and very jarring!) course lay-out that threw a huge monkey wrench into each and every challenger’s MK strategy.
For the first time since the event’s introduction in 2009, MOTOKHANAcreator and organizer NRA (through the ingenuity of its chief and Event Director, Mr. Jake Swann) laid out a rough, off-road section (dubbed “MacArthur Highway”) in the SM City Taytay parking area, to pair it up with the usual smooth, “on-road” portion, that just had many of the riders jaws drop and eyes open wide!
But instead of backing away from it, a lot of the participants took on the daunting task and showed levels of skill on the “MacArthur Highway” part that delighted the riding pants out of everyone! Despite the early, initial, nerve-wracking and brain-bumping moments of practice, many of the riders treated the “coarse course” just like any other day and eventually warmed up to the very jagged surface conditions, with some actually showing smooth, upright, and impressive degrees of riding proficiency.
The NRA also introduced a few other changes in this season’s program.
The Motorcycle Category, which was a staple in the first two years of the MOTOKHANA, was now integrated into the Underbone Category, while the Team Class, which usually awards positions from 1st to 6th place, was now trimmed up to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, with a bigger prize pot of Php 5,000, Php 3,000, and Php 2,000 respectively.
And now, a look at the day’s official results:
And quite the supporter that it is for events that promote safe riding, Castrol Philippines, through its Activ 4T motorcycle oil, provided a posh lounge for the riders, their guests, and the spectators to be able to fully enjoy the day’s activities and while watching the full MOTOKHANA course.
Guest commentator for the day came in the person of Mr. Edwin Go, host of DZME’s Motorsiklo Exclusibo (heard every Friday, 1:30pm to 3:00pm) who had many people laughing with his jibes and incites all throughout.
And to cap the day’s festivities, SM City Taytay providing a fabulous backdrop of a grand fireworks display a few minutes after the MOTOKHANA awarding ceremonies, in celebration of the annual fiesta of the Municipality of Taytay.
For more information about the upcoming MOTOKHANA events, you may call the NRA at tel. nos. (02) 637 4341 or (02) 633 0408 and (0917) 820 2391.
As a testament to the performance and quality of its SYNTHETIC MOTORCYCLE OIL PRODUCTS, TOP 1 Oil Philippines is sponsoring the 4th Annual Inside Racing Grand Prix Junior’s Trophy.
The true test of engine protection, power and performance is on the race track. During a race, motorcycle engines are usually in full throttle. Thus, without the proper engine protection, they can easily overheat!
Being the only motorcycle oil recommended by the FIM (International Motorcycling Federation), TOP 1 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil aims to protect motorcycle engines from heat and sludge to ensure the performance and safety of the motorcycle racers.
TOP 1 OIL Junior’s Trophy is open to all beginner racers with bikes up to 115cc. The IRGP 4 will be held on November 27 to 28, 2010 in the Carmona Race Track.
TOP 1 OIL believes that there is no better test for motorcycle oil performance than actual usage. Thus, racers who join the TOP 1 OIL Junior’s Trophy will get a free sample of TOP 1 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil Product.
Spectators who come to visit and watch the race will be able to avail of special promotions when they buy their favorite TOP 1 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil Products.
For more information about TOP 1 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil products, you may visit the website at www.top1oil.com.ph or call 994-6223.
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.
by Denso Spark Plugs at Carmona
An all star cast of riders from the six leading manufacturers and private teams will take part in the “Phoenix Cyclomax Presents the 2nd MDPPA CUP by Denso Spark Plug on October 17 at the Carmona Race Track in Cavite.
Already announced earlier this year, this important race will serve as the traditional tune-up race for the IRGP4 happening in November. Teams and riders from Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Motorstar, Kymco and Yamaha will be able to test the strength of their riders and bikes by competing in five classes following the IRGP rules. These are the 115 OPEN Nov/Beg, 130 OPEN, OPEN 4-stroke, Automatic OPEN, and 115 OPEN Nov/Expert.
Riders that will see action in this event are Team Suzuki’s Johnlery Enriquez, Mimi Doblada, JR Tan and Ivan Santiago, Team Kawasaki’s Mark Chua, Tracy Soyangco, Neil Soyangco, Sherby Soyangco and Ranielle Resuello, Team Motorstar’s Michael Altamira and Mark Indiongco, Team Kymco’s Rod Chua and Benjo Mendoza, Team Yamaha’s Maico Buncio and Jeff Chan , and Team Honda’s star riders from Cebu.
Other expert star riders which are expected to compete also are Anthony Roman, Dashi Watanabe, Jaime Barcial, Casey Ng, Paul Pangilinan,Bryan Ortile, Victor Laude, Dexter Daquigan and many others.
Meanwhile, a host of Novice and Beginner riders will also compete like MDPPA-IR CUP champion J.E. Inguito, defending MDPPA Cup champion Marvin Mangulabnan, Marcko Deliganzo, Traci Gaddi, Ralph Kenneth Torres and many others.
The PHOENIX CYCLOMAX Presents the 2ND MDPPA CUP by Denso Spark Plugs is also in partnership with MotorcyclePhilippines.com, Stoplight TV, The Racingline TV and Motorsiklo Xclusibo Radio. This event is organized by the Motorcycle Development Program Participant Association (MDPPA) and InsideRACING Magazine and sanctioned by NAMSSA. Proceeds of these events will go the MDPPA’s 2010 Road Safety Programs that will promote and train riders in safety riding.
For more info log-on to www.insideracing.com.ph
But Await a Bigger, Better, a More Exciting, and a More Challenging MOTOKHANA 2011!
Marami ang nakisaya at nakilahok sa huling event ng Castrol Activ MOTOKHANA 2010 na ginanap nuong September 12, 2010 sa SM City Fairview!
SM City Fairview hosted the biggest and best-attended MOTOKHANA event so far, when close to 60 entries answered the challenge of “How Good a Rider Are You?”
The event literally stopped traffic along the mall’s main roads, with mall security getting headaches all throughout the day, as approximately 50,000 people saw and watched this rider skills activity located along SM City Fairview’s Parking Area E.
This particular MOTOKHANA also proved to be the hardest yet for the rider participants, as several spills and skids, and many safety cones run over and dragged along, were witnessed from the morning practice sessions to the competition proper, due to the high level of difficulty of the course lay-outs.
But, despite the lofty demands of the course, the riders, whether participant or a rider sampling the MOTOKHANA for the first time, couldn’t stay away going around the MOTOKHANA main competition area, only taking a break during the lunch hour.
Mr. Eije Kobayashi, General Manager of Sales and Marketing of Suzuki Philippines, Inc., was also there, to try his hand in the MOTOKHANA. And what a field day he had! Kobayashi-san, who also happens to be a gymkhana rider in his native Japan, commented that the MOTOKHANA was quite hard, but eventually getting the hang of it later in the morning. He then said he had a lot of fun, wishing he could stay longer after lunch, if only for a prior commitment.
And to know how the rider participants fared, here are the official results:
The Castrol photo booth also proved to be extremely popular as a long line of people waited to have their pictures taken with the lovely and charming Castrol beauties, who also stayed on until the awarding ceremonies after dusk (in others words “Dinumog sila!”)
Mr. Edwin Go, of Motorsiklo Trading, and host of MOTORSIKLO EXCLUSIBO (heard every Saturdays, from 1:30pm to 3:00 pm, on DZME AM), also became a surprise guest commentator, lending his talents and famous humor to the activity. Mr. Go also interviewed several of the participants to their, and the crowd’s delight, with his usual wit and candor.
He also interviewed Mr. Peter Garcia, proprietor of a new motorcycle product called Cycle Seal, which is a tire sealant that is proving to be a practical and convenient tool for riders who don’t need to go to a vulcanizing shop when their tires get a flat or get punctured while on the road. Mr. Garcia did an actual demonstration of how Cycle Seal worked, to the interest and curiosity of the big crowd that gathered to watch his demo.
After the event, however, many of the riders couldn’t help but express their sadness as it suddenly dawned on them that this was the last MOTOKHANA event for the year.
The NRA wishes to express its utmost gratitude to the following for their huge support:
- Presenter CASTROL ACTIV Oil
- Media Partners The Manila Bulletin (Drive), The Manila Times, The Daily Tribune, BusinessWorld, Cruising Magazine, Manila Bulletin Sports Digest, and Inside Racing Magazine.
- Motorsiklo Exclusibo, the radio program on anything and everything about the Philippine motorcycle industry, heard on DZME AM.
- Special partner event website www.motorcyclephilippines.com.
- The MOTOKHANA host venues:
v Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) – 16th National Motorcycle Convention, Mandaue City, Cebu
(March 04 to 06, 2010)
v 4th Inside Racing Bike Festival and Trade Show (March 27 to 28, 2010)
v SM City Southmall (April 25, 2010)
v SM City Marilao (June 27, 2010)
v Super8-Ortigas (August 01, 2010)
v SM City Fairview (September 12, 2010)
- The MOTOKHANA spectators and audience
- The silent cheerers who truly believe in the NRA’s advocacy that “Rider Learning and Safety is FUN!”
But most of all, the NRA wishes to thank YOU, THE PARTICIPANTS, who are ALL WINNERS with us, as joining MOTOKHANA means that safety and continuous learning, are tops on the list for you as a rider.
See you all in MOTOKHANA 2011!
The National Motorcycle Sports and Safety Association (NAMSSA) recently announced the names of the riders who qualified to the Philippines Motocross team that will represent the Philippines in the 2010 Red Bull FIM Motocross of Nations scheduled at the Thunder Valley Motocross Park in Lakewood, Colorado just outside Denver on September 25-26.
Barring hitches in the processing of their US travel requirements, it’s all systems go for the Philippine team headed by 3-time National Motocross Rider of the Year Kenneth San Andres and the multi-titled veteran Jolet Jao. San Andres and Jao will be ably supported by top Visayan moto stalwarts Janjan Adlawan and Ralph Alvarez from Cebu and Bacolod respectively and Migui Tolentino, teenage NAMSSA riders of the new young bloods with sensations that has been drawing raves with their exciting riding style that has enabled them to dominate the PRO class of the on-going 11 round NAMSSA national motocross series.
With the participation of the Philippine motocross team in the prestigious event considered the “Olympics” of motocross, NAMSSA has once again lived up to its mandate of promoting motorcycle sports in the country by designing and implementing development programs for budding riders from the grassroots, honing their skills and eventually sending them to FIM world level prize competitions. The team is supported by Philippines Sports Commission, Adidas, Monster Energy, Utopia, SDG USA, ZLT USA, Adidas, Chatterbox USA and No Fear.
The NAMSSA, by virtue of its affiliations with the Federation International de Motocyclisme (FIM), the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC governmental sports body), is the national sport association (NSA) and the sole legitimate governing body for motorcycle sports in the Philippines. This was recently affirmed by the removal of all legal authority of the current PSC board of a certificate of recognition issued to SelJ Pharmaceutical company of Therasil and Enersel Forte, a recent arrival of an unauthorised new comer whom has exploited motorcycle sports to their commercial benefit whose illegitimate entry has created factions in the motor sports community. This led to misrepresentations and opposed NAMSSA’s goal of promoting safety in motorcycle sports. of which reinstated the legal authority of NAMSSA in the past 15 years.
The Philippine motocross team will be headed by Chef de Mission and concurrent FIM Asia and NAMSSA CEO Macky Carapiet, NAMSSA Vice President Arthur Valdez and Coach/Technician Marciano San Andres and Jehan Tetangco.
For more information regarding the 2010 Red Bull FIM Motocross of Nations and other NAMSSA events please visit facebook: NAMSSA Secretariat and www.namssa.org and/or call (+632) 2165198 and/or send us an email at [email protected]