Proving to be a serious force to reckon with, Team Aprilia Grandstar has shown dominance, winning all the races so far with Dashi Watanabe and his No.35 machine, acing four of those victories in style. However, it wasn’t an easy run for the championship leader though, as Team Ducati Philippines’ Raniel Resuello clearly demonstrated, consistently gaining points and podium finishes.
Even with 16 points separating Watanabe from Resuello, it cannot guarantee him the championship title, as a total of 25 points are still up for grabs, giving Resuello that one more chance to steal the Japanese rider’s thunder.
The FDR Underbone King Championship will also have its climactic conclusion this weekend, featuring a showdown between Team NHK-Racewell’s Herbert Lopez and John Emerson Inguito. Though running under the same team, the two will be in for a fiery finale, as they equal the standings with 109 point each. And, with zero chances of the other riders catching up, the 150cc Open Class will be an explosive motorcycle “mano-y-mano” worth watching.
In the 115 Open Class, Vrei Ar Suba pretty much has his championship title all bagged up, as a 40-point lead separates him from the rest of the pack with just one more race to go.
Finally, in the FDR Scooter King Championship, riders Masato Fernando, Josh Reuben Tan, Paul Mark Doblada, James Barcial, and Dennis Agustin Esguerra are still on a five-way battle for the 180cc Automatic Scooter Class. With just 19 points separating them, it’s gonna be an equally intense full throttle action to the final waving of the chequered flag.
Aside from these main races, the two-day race weekend also hosts the Honda Dash and Beat One-Make Race, Kawasaki Ninja Cup, MTRT Cup, and the Moto IR Cup.
It was a weekend family affair for Cebuanos.
Lexus’ midsize sedan gets more than a nip and tuck.
Set to be the only performance oriented pickup in our local market. So far.