Insideracing.com.ph – LOPEZ PREVAILS IN EXCITING MotoIR RACE IN CARMONA
Date posted on August 22, 2014
Round 7 of the Shell Advance MotoIR Championship presented by Honda was held at the Carmona Race Track last August 17. It was held in conjunction with the third and final round of the 2014 IR Cup Series presented by Shell Advance. Herbert Lopez of NHK-Racewell Sum Racing prevailed in the exciting and close 15-lap race that featured 15 riders. Team mate Ralph Kenneth Torres, who also represents the country in the 2014 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup, finished second while Honda-MTRT’s Paul Mark Doblada took the third place. In the race, the team mates were hounded closely by another NHK-Racewell rider Rizaldy Canare. Their close wheel-to-wheel battles for most of the 15-lap race were the most exciting so far this season. It ended won the very last corner of the race when Canare lost the front wheel while trying to outbrake Lopez for the win. MTRT-Honda’s Dobada was promoted to third place at the end.
In the MotoIR2 class, Gio Adriano was still relentless in his winning ways. Replica Pro’s Edmar Quiambao placed second while the third place went to Juver Mirasol of Team JM Mirasol.
Robert Matthew Ramos of Honda-MTRT was the winner in the Shell Advance MotoIR Youth Cup Shootout held prior to the race. Ramos and FB Racing’s Gian Carlo Mauricio who both met the requirements of the Shell Advance MotoIR Youth Cup will represent the country in the shootout for the 2015 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup which will be held along with the 17th round of the MotoGP Championship in Sepang, Malaysia this October 26, 2014.
The 9-race 2014 Shell Advance MotoIR Championship Presented by Honda is also supported by Racing Boy, FDR, Bridgestone and Vee Rubber. Now on its third season, the championship is organized by InsideRACING and sanctioned by the Underbone and Scooter Racing Association (USRA). Next race will be on Sept 7 at the Batangas Racing Circuit.
More detailed reports and photos to follow in InsideRACING magazine.