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.
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