Ferrer, Calderon, Cordova and Claveria Victors in KTM RC Cup PH Opener
Date posted on May 11, 2022
The Tarlac Circuit Hill was the battleground of the first KTM RC Cup race in the Philippines. The opening round was held on April 24 during the MotoIR Championships’ Motul GP, the season opener of the series.
The KTM RC Cup Philippines showcases Filipino assembled KTM RC 200 and KTM RC390 sportbikes. The goal of the series is for KTM to not only demonstrate its motorcycles’ “Ready to Race” DNA, but also to make racing as accessible, convenient, enjoyable and rewarding for its KTM customers. It is also an ideal race series for “gentlemen racers” who want to have an exceptional experience in road racing.
The RC Cup Grid has six different classes. For 2022 new models: RC Cup 1 SP (RC390 Beg/Nov) and RC Cup 2 SP (RC200 Beg/Nov) and for 2021 and older bikes: RC Cup Plus 1 GP ( RC390 Inter/Exp), RC Cup Plus 1 SP (RC390 Beg/Nov), RC Cup Plus 2 GP ( RC200 Inter/Exp) and RC Cup Plus 2 SP (RC200 Beg/Nov). RC Cup bikes are run with Stock Sealed engines by USRA while RC Cup Plus bikes arel run under 2022 MotoIR1 and MotoIR2 machine rules. The new 6-race KTM RC Cup series is in partnership with Pirelli Tires, MOTOREX Lubricants, Alpinestars, Ride Manila, Cardo, Giant Loop and Red Bull.
L-R: Ms. Ana Valdez-Lumban of KTM Philippines, Lawrence Valencia, Carl Ferrer, Anthony Edwards Marmol and Mr. Al Camba of InsideRACING
Team 137-SEC Motosupply rider Carl Ferrer dominated the first round by taking the pole position and finishing the race first. Ferrer won the RC Cup Plus 200 SP class and he was also the rider who registered the best lap time in the 8-lap race. Team MotoTan’s Lawrence Valencia placed second while MotoMarc Racing’s Anthony Edwards Marmol got the third place followed by Kylo Ram Lustestica.
Queenie Claveria, daughter of expert rider Fritsy Claveria was victorious in the RC Cup 200 SP class. Winner in the RC Cup Plus 390 GP category was Carlo Calderon of Dad’s Garage JVT. Ron Andrew Cordova finished first in the RC Cup Plus 390 SP class while Yujen Chen and Ramon Zosa were the runners-up.
Ron Andrew Cordova
L-R: Ms. Ana Valdez-Lumban of KTM Philippines, Yujen Chen, Ron Andrew Cordova, Ramon Zosa and Mr. Al Camba of InsideRACING
All RC Cup Plus participants will get KTM Lifestyle items, RC Cup merchandise, access to the exclusive KTM Lounge and shaded paddocks during race days, 5 liters of MOTOREX motorcycle oils and a special Racer’s discount on Pirelli Super Corsa race tires. On top of the abovementioned perks, those who will race the brand new 2022 models will get more including complimentary entry fees for 5 races, exclusive RC Cup race decals, and a 50% tires subsidy on the first set of Pirelli Super Corsa race tires. In terms of rewards, the 2022 KTM RC Cup Philippines will be generous as it will give cash prize contingencies to the top 3 finishers in all 6 classes every race with 1st place getting P3,500, 2nd place P2,500 and 3rd place P1,000. Moreover, the overall point champions after 6 events in each of the 6 classes will get P20, 000 each! The total amount of cash contingencies will be P387, 500.
The second round of the KTM RC Cup Philippines is on May 29 at the Tarlac Circuit Hill again. For more details and for those interested to join KTM RC Cup Philippines, send a message to KTM Philippines.
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