Date posted on July 13, 2017
Racers who were in pole position of their respective classes in the FDR Philippine Underbone King Championships’ (UBK) third round maintained their fine forms in the race proper. The battleground was the Batangas Racing Circuit on July 9.
FDR UBK Round 3 grid
Lady rider Justinne Bethany Tolentino of the Phoenix Cyclomax-Yamaha-KOSO-Faito racing team got her second consecutive win in the 115cc Novice class. Mark Djereck Ondillo finished second. Tolentino is the leader in the overall standings with 50 points after the third round. Ondillo has 44 and first round winner Amber Torres has 25.
Justinne Bethany Tolentino of the Phoenix Cyclomax-Yamaha-KOSO-Faito racing team
UBK Round 3 115cc Novice class winners Justinne Bethany Tolentino and Mark Djereck Ondillo
The 115cc Open class had a new winner as Phoenix Cyclomax-Yamaha-KOSO-Faito racing team’s Niel Jan Centeno took the victory this time. Amber Torres placed second while first and second round winner McDon Dave Sande of Yamaha-Spec V was not able to finish the race. Sande still leads the 115cc Open class standings with 50 points. Centeno has 47 while Torres has 42 points.
Niel Jan Centeno of the Phoenix Cyclomax-Yamaha-KOSO-Faito racing team
UBK Round 3 115cc Open class winners (L-R) Amber Torres and Niel Jan Centeno
Masato Fernando is still dominant the 150cc Open class. “The Chairman” of the Yamaha-Spec V racing team has won the said class two times in a row now. JVT riders Niño Fabian and Tracy Soyangco finished second and third. Their teammate Gian Carlo Mauricio placed fourth. James Mendez of Yamaha-Spec V finished fifth, Herbert Lopez of 4S1M-Yamaha-BRT was sixth, Phoenix Cyclomax-Yamaha-KOSO-Faito racing team’s McKinley Kyle Paz was seventh, Romer Corbe of Yamaha-Spec V was eighth, Jeff Teopengco of 4S1M-Yamaha-BRT was ninth and Vrei-ar Suba of the Phoenix Cyclomax-Yamaha-KOSO-Faito racing team finished tenth. Point standings leader in the 150 Open Underbone category is Masato Fernando with 72 points.
Masato Fernando of Yamaha-Spec V
L-R Mr. Jordan Cornista of Yamaha Motor Philippines, Masato Fernando, Mr. Emerson Mendoza of Yamaha Motor Philippines and Mr. Peter Yung
UBK Round 3 150cc Open class winners (L-R) Niño Fabian, Masato Fernando and Tracy Soyangco
Best lap time in FDR UBK’s third round was 1:54.591s by Fernando. This lap time broke the past lap time records of the UBK in BRC.
The FDR Philippine Underbone King Championships is sanctioned by PSC-recognized and FETAP member USRA (Unified Sports and Racing Association for Motorcycles, Inc.). The national underbone racing series is part of the 2017 ENEOS Philippine Motorsports Championships. The fourth round of the UBK is on August 5-6 at the Clark International Speedway.