Defending Champ Doblada Dominates in the Rain; Espiritu Impressive in MotoIR2
Date posted on May 24, 2016
The much awaited 2016 Shell Advance MotoIR Championship had its opening round on May 22 alongside the second round of the Shell Advance Super Series and the opener of the IR Cup Series. The first race of the MotoIR race this year was under the rain at the west course of the Clark International Speedway.
2016 MotoIR Rd. 1 winner Paul Mark Doblada
Doblada on pole position withstood the pressure from Honda’s Robert Matthew Ramos who steadily rode at second place behind him all throughout the 6-lap race. Meanwhile the battle for third place was between 4S1M-Sum Racing’s Herbert Lopez and Zebra-Pertua-RK-MTRT-MLW rider Dustin Esguerra. Lopez took the third place after a great race with Esguerra up until the checkered flag.
In the MotoIR2 class, new MotoIR2 rider Robert Ryan Espiritu emerged victorious. Carlo Calderon who also had his debut in MotoIR2 finished second. Rafael Lance Ortiz of MBF-YRS took the last podium spot. Top 1-MBF-YRS lady rider Jacq Buncio finished fourth.
MotoIR2 Rd. 1 winner Robert Ryan Espiritu
The race event was sanctioned by the Unified Sports and Racing Association for Motorcycles, Inc. (USRA). The next round of the MotoIR Championship is on June 12 at the Batangas Racing Circuit.
MotoIR first round winners Paul Mark Doblada (1), Robert Matthew Ramos (2) and Herbert Lopez (3) with Mr. Al Camba and Ms. Riza Camba of InsideRACING, Mr. Jong Uy of The Racing Line and host Mr. Edwin Go of Motorsiklo Xklusibo
MotoIR2 first round winners – Robert Ryan Espiritu (1), Carlo Calderon (2) and Rafael Lance Ortiz (3)