Date posted on February 15, 2018
Three events on the dirt are added attraction at this year’s Hamaka Festival in Taytay, Rizal. InsideRACING Magazine partnered with Petron in organizing a Dirt Fest on February 16, 2018 at the Club Manila East grounds.
Starting the Dirt Fest is the 2nd Maximum TORQUE ADV Challenge.
The Maximum TORQUE ADV Challenge It is a competitive event that focuses more on skills and fun rather than outright speed. It attracts not only competitive ADV riders but also mostly non-hardcore ADV bike owners who want to experience the thrill of using their big adventure bike in a competition but cannot commit to join events like the Cannonball, Ironman or the Motorally endurance runs simply because of lack of time, resource, fitness or skills. The Maximum TORQUE ADV Challenge Series hopes to provide a more low key and low impact but fun and competitive event for owners of these types of bikes. We will provide safe and controlled opportunities for them to learn how to handle and master their big, heavy and powerful bikes thereby increasing their enjoyment and fulfillment in owning these machines. The ADV Challenge is only a half day competition with multiple riding challenges. Competition will be based on points and not outright speed. This type of events has proven very popular in Europe and America and is very successful as a way to entertain ADV bike owners.
Our vision is to help develop further the adventure bike market and to provide regular leisure activities for these owners using their bike. Events that will be more accessible and less demanding of their time, energy and commitment.
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Arrival and Registration
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Riders Briefing
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Demo and Walk Through
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Practice
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Competition
12:30 p.m. Awarding
2018 Classes Open to all riders:
Strictly for ADV type bikes only, enduro and dual sportbikes not allowed
1. Lightweight Class (300cc-600cc)
Kawasaki Versys 300, Honda CB500X, Royal Enfield Himalayan 500,Ducati Scrambler 400
2. Middleweight Class (601cc-850cc)
Kawasaki Versys 650, Suzuki V-Strom 650, Yamaha Tenere 600, Ducati Hyperstrada 800, BMW F650-F800, Husqvarna 650, Ducati Scrambler 800
3. Heavyweight Class (above 851cc )
Kawasaki Versys 1000, Suzuki V-Strom 100, Yamaha Super Tenere, Ducati Multistrada 950/1200,BMW 1200GS, Honda Africa Twin, KTM Adventure 990-1290, Tracer 900
ENTRY FEE: 1,500.00
Next up is the Dirt Challenge.
The InsideRACING Dirt Challenge is basically a circuit race on dirt. It will be on a short circuit with left and right turns but no jump. It is a fun race event for off-road bikers who wants to compete but not on full motocross tracks with jumps and deep mud that might damage their bikes. It is a fun event designed for off road enthusiasts with small bikes like dual-sports and even underbones and scooters.
12:00 noon -12:30 p.m. Arrival and Registration
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Riders Briefing & Safety Inspection
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Practice (All Classes)
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Elimination Heats
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Final Races
5:00 p.m. Awarding
Race Classes Open to all Riders:
1. Yamaha XTZ Cup Open (Rental bikes and owned bikes)
2. Yamaha XTZ Cup All Taytay ( Rental bikes only)
3. Underbone Open
4. Scooter Open
5. Local Enduro Dual-sport 250 Open (CRF, Serrow, KLR,DT,XL, KMX)
6. Special Classes TBC
Finally, at night, the spectacle is flat track racing.
The InsideRACING Flat Track Cup is simple and easy to enjoy and love. Riders set off around a small dirt oval. They tuck tightly against the gas tank on straights, popping upright just before a turn. Bodies rotate, chests puff out, bikes lean over, and inside legs stick out straight. The racers slide sideways in a pack, touching handlebars, lap after lap. Although speeds are low, mild crashes happen constantly, racing is cutthroat, and lulls in the action are few and far between. Flat track’s down to earth and grassroots attitude is its most attractive asset. It’s fun that’s absolutely addictive. The competition has classes for scooters, underbones, backbones, dual-sports, and minibikes. You don’t need a race bike as power is not an advantage in a small oval dirt track that offers minimal traction. The added drama of racing under the lights will add to the level of excitement, intimacy and romance to the experience for both the racers and spectators.
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Arrival and Registration
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Riders Briefing and Safety
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Practice (All Classes)
6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Elimination Heats
10:30 p.m. -11:00 p.m. Final Races
11:30 p.m. Awarding
Race Classes Open to all Riders :
1. Yamaha XTZ Cup Open (Rental bikes & owned bikes)
2. Yamaha XTZ Cup All Taytay (Rental bikes only)
3. Underbone Open
4. Scooter Open
5. Local Enduro Dual Sport 250 Open
(CRF, Serrow, KLR)
7. (TBC)Special Classes or Club Races
Taytay’s 2nd Hamaka Festival will also feature a Motorcycle Show as well as selling booths from different sponsors.