IR News: “The Chairman” Leads his Team into a 1-2 Finish

Date posted on June 22, 2017
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Impeccable riding was seen from Masato Fernando of Yamaha-Spec V in the Super Underbone race of the USRA Shell Advance Super Series Nationwide Championships Fueled by Shell V-Power which had its Round 4 on June 18 at the Carmona Race Track.

Mr. Al Camba of InsideRACING, Mr. Duds Lumague of USRA and Mr. Jong Uy of The Racing Line

Start of Super Underbone race

Fernando was relentless in first position all throughout the entire 6-lap race. His teammate James Mendez finished 0.447s later for a 1-2 finish for their team. 4S1M-Sum Racing’s Herbert Lopez successfully took the third place after battling with Romer Corbe of Yamaha-Spec V.

Masato Fernando leading the race followed by James Mendez, Romer Corbe and Herbert Lopez

Fernando followed by Mendez

Fernando wins the race while Mendez got the second place. 1-2 finish for team Yamaha-Spec V.

Romer Corbe chased by Herbert Lopez

48.326 was the best lap time of the race courtesy of Fernando who was indeed in fine form as he was also in pole position of the race. This was Fernando’s second Super Underbone win of the year as he was also victorious in the first round held in Clark back in April.

Super Underbone winners James Mendez (2), Masato Fernando (1) and Herbert Lopez (3) with Ms. Recca Menchavez of Shell Advance (front), Mr. Mark Malabanan of Shell V-Power (4th from right), Mr. Jong Uy of The Racing Line (leftmost) and Mr. Al Camba of InsideRACING (rightmost)

The Super Series Nationwide Championships is organized by InsideRACING and The Racing Line. It is supported by Shell Advance, Shell V-Power, Suzuki Philippines, Honda Philippines, CST Tires, IRC Tire and FDR Tires. The Super Series is sanctioned by the Unified Sports and Racing Association for Motorcycles, Inc. (USRA) which is recognized by the Philippine Sports Commission and a member of the Federation of Two Wheels Association of the Philippines (FETAP).

The fifth round of the Super Series is on July 23 at the Panglao Kartways in Bohol.