IR Update: Kawasaki-Motorad-WRD-Gulf’s Dashi Watanabe Grabs First Win of the Year in the Pirelli Philippine Superbike Championships

Published by insideracingadmin Date posted on July 10, 2016

The third round of the Pirelli Philippine Superbike Championships sanctioned by the Superbike Racing Association took place at the Clark International Speedway on July 10. The PSBK had one race only due to the rainy weather.

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In pole position of the race for the first time this year was RGutz-Wheeltek Racing Team Fueled by Clean Fuel Powered by Kawasaki rider Raniel Resuello and his Kawasaki-ZX-10R.

Lead Pack

Dashi Watanabe (leading), TJ Alberto (7), Paul Mark Doblada (82) and Raniel Resuello

It was Dashi Watanabe of Kawasaki-Motorad-WRD-Gulf, however, who got the early lead and won the Expert category of the 10-lap race. Watanabe also raced on board a Kawasaki ZX-10R. Best lap time of the race was 2:00.266s by Watanabe in Lap 5. Watanabe was third in the qualifying.

2016 Pirelli PSBK third round winner Dashi Watanabe of Kawasaki-Motorad-WRD-Gulf

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Dashi leading the race on board his Kawasaki ZX-10R

TJ Alberto of Ducati-Bacchus on board a Ducati Panigale R finished second but still leads the point standings in the Expert class as he won the two races of the first round back in April and the second race of the second round last June at the Batangas Racing Circuit. Just like the first two rounds, TJ also topped the Intermediate class in the third round.

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TJ Alberto of Ducati-Bacchus on his Panigale R. TJ placed second in the Expert class and first in the Intermediate category.

Resuello finished third in the race and in the Expert class, his first podium finish in the 2016 season for the RGutz-Wheeltek Racing Team Powered by Kawasaki.

Raniel

Raniel Resuello of RGutz-Wheeltek Racing Team Fueled by Clean Fuel Powered by Kawasaki got the pole position of the race and finished third in the Expert class, his first podium finish of the 2016 season

Marvin Mangulabnan of BMW Motorrad-HGM had a remarkable performance as he climbed his way to finish fourth in the Expert class after starting at the back of the grid. Mangulabnan wasn’t able to have a qualifying time as he crashed a day before the race.

Marvin

Marvin Mangulabnan of BMW Motorrad-HGM on his S 1000 RR started at the back of the grid and worked his way to finish fourth in the Expert class

Troy Alberto of Ducati Bacchus was victorious in the Novice class. He rode in fourth position for most parts of the race until he was overtaken by Mangulabnan in the last lap.

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Ducati-Bacchus rider Troy Alberto on a Panigale R race bike. Troy won the Novice class.

Ronald Singson of BMW-Partas continued his winning streak in the Master category of the PSBK.

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Master class winner Ronald Singson of BMW Motorrad-Partas on his S 1000 RR

2016 Pirelli PSBK Round 3 Result

The fourth round of the Pirelli PSBK is on August 6-7 also at the Clark International Speedway.

 

 

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