IRGP2 draws record crowd!

Published by IR Date posted on January 12, 2009

Carmona, Cavite – A record crowd witnessed the second InsideRACING Grand Prix last Nov. 29 & 30 at the Carmona Race Track in Cavite. The FIM-NAMSSA sanctioned race event drew a crowd of 2,500 on Saturday and a record 5,000 watched the races on Sunday for a total 2-day attendance of approximately 7,500 spectators making the IRGP2 one of the most watched motorsports event in the country.

The GP-style annual event was presented by Bridgestone Tires, Shell Advance, Castrol Power1, Motolite and Denso Spark Plugs with media partners motorcyclephilippines.com, Stoplight TV, Bikes, and The Racing Line TV.
Five exciting and breathtaking races from a record 99 entries kept the biggest ever crowd in the history of the Carmona RaceTrack on their feet as the weather cooperated and remained dry.
Tiger’s Victor Laude took the spoils in the Shell Advance Juniors Trophy after a technical infraction resulted to the disqualification of Anthony Roman and James Barcial. SonicBoom’s Tracy Gaddi and SK-Norkis’ Randall Ylagan were declared 2nd and 3rd place finishers. MCX Racing made their successful IRGP debut with Jeff Teopengco finishing in the top 8 position.
Yamaha’s Jeffrey Chan took an early lead from the biggest grid of the day with 28 entries and maintained it till the end to win the Castrol Power1 115 Grand Prix over Kawasaki’s Tracy Soyangco and ART-Tres Scooters’ Mark Barcial. Suzuki’s Johnlery Enriquez was fighting for the win with Chan until he made a mistake. He was still fast enough to regain fourth place. MCX Racing’s Darryl Esguerra was the top non-Japanese bike finisher in a respectable 10th position.

The most exciting race of the day was the Shell Advance Masters Trophy when Yamaha’s run-away race leader Jaime Barcial sputtered on the last lap and was caught by Kawasaki’s defending champion Mark Anthony Chua. Barcial won by a photo-finish to register the closest IRGP finish ever. Yamaha’s Jeff Chan was third followed by Suzuki’s Tomas Bauzon. MCX Racing’s Gerry Quinones brought MCX’s highest IRGP finish to date with a solid sixth place. Kymco’s Rod Chua suffered engine problems during qualifying and had to start from the back of the grid but still finished in 13th place.

In the Denso Spark Plugs Automatic Grand Prix, MTRT’s Cassey Ng completed his sweep with a victory over teammate Anthony Ang and PMR’s Benjo Mendoza. Kymco’s Edwin Buenaventura suffered an engine problem and retired early while Suzuki’s JR Tan and Ivan Santiago finished in sixth and seventh respectively.
The final race of the day, the Castrol Power1 130 Grand Prix went to Yamaha’s Maico Buncio over Kawasaki’s Rizaldy Canare and RAR Racing’s Raniel Resuello. Suzuki’s Enriquez finished a strong fourth while MCX’s Darryl Esguerra was again in the top 8. Motorstar’s Mark Indiongco and Japheth Chua finished in tenth and eleventh respectively.

The Motolite Fastest Qualifier Awards went to Tiger’s Mark Medina (Juniors), Suzuki’s Johnlery Enriquez (115GP), Yamaha’s Jaime Barcial (Masters), MTRT’s Cassey Ng (AutoGP) and Yamaha’s Maico Buncio (130GP).
The InsideRACING-Motorcycle Dealers Association of the Philippines’ Fastest Privateer Awards went to Sonic Boom Motorsports’ Tracy Gaddi (Juniors), Mark Barcial of ART-Tres Scooters (115GP), Bullet-Revzone-Dudshop’s Noel De Measa (Masters), RAR Racing’s Raniel Resuello (130GP) and MTRT’s Cassey Ng (AutoGP).

Meanwhile, Yamaha Motor Philippines took three IR Manufacturer Awards in the 115GP, 130GP and Masters while Tiger Thailand Philippines took the Juniors and PMRC was victorious in the Automatic GP.
Those present including the participants and sponsors praised the event’s organization and spectator attendance. The next IRGP is scheduled for November 28-29, 2009.

Final Results:

Shell Advance Juniors Trophy

Finish Rider Team Machine

1 Victor Laude Tiger Tiger Matrix
2 Tracy Gaddi SonicBoom Motorsports Yamaha X-1
3 Randall Ylagan SK-Norkis Yamaha X-1
4 John Philip Panopio SK-Norkis Yamaha X-1
5 John Allen Mendez SK-Norkis Yam. Crypton Z
6 Nicolo Ramos Roadmaster Olympus Yamaha X-1
7 James Aldrin Mendez SK-Norkis Yam.Crypton Z
8 Jeffrey Teopengco Team MCX Racing MCX Raine S
9 Luisito Dacut Petron Sprint – Pimp My Bike Yamaha X-1
10 Marvin Mangulabnan ART-Tres Scooter Cyclone Yamaha X-1
11 John Cloyde Pilapil Sonic Boom Motorsports Yamaha X-1
12 Jerson Arellano MCX Racing MCX Raine S
13 Basil Aljahmani Aljahmani Racing Tiger Matrix
14 Alvin Oribiana Motorstar Motorstar Sapphire
15 Mokoy Ancheta Ancheta Racing Wave
DNF Michael Mark Medina Tiger Tiger Matrix
DQ Anthony Roman Yamaha Yamaha X-1
DQ James Barcial Yamaha-Revzone-Dudshop Yamaha X-1

Motolite Pole Position Award: Mark Medina – Tiger
IR-MDAP Fastest Privateer Award : Tracy Gaddi – Sonic Boom
IR Manufacturer Award : Tiger Thailand Philippines

Castrol Power1 115 Grand Prix

Finish Rider Team Machine
1 Jeffrey Chan Yamaha Yam.Crypton Z
2 Tracy Soyangco Kawasaki Kawa.Aura Nexus
3 Mark Barcial Yamaha-Revzone-Dudshop Yamaha X-1
4 Johnlery Enriquez Suzuki Suzuki Smash
5 Tadahito “Dashi” Watanabe Suzuki Suzuki Smash
6 Maico Buncio Yamaha Yam. Crypton Z
7 Paul Mark Doblada Suzuki Suzuki Smash
8 Victor Laude Tiger Tiger Matrix
9 Anthony Roman Yamaha Yam. Crypton Z
10 Darryl Esguerra MCX Racing MCX Blink
11 Dustin Esguerra Tiger Tiger Matrix
12 Nino Fabian Yamaha-Revzone-Dudshop Yamaha X-1
13 Michael Altamira Motorstar Motorstar Sapphire
14 Halston Mora Petron Sprint – Pimp My Bike Yamaha X-1
15 Jaime Barcial Yamaha Yam. Crypton Z
16 Marco Deliganzo Sonic Boom Motorsports Suzuki Raider R
17 Von Emil Flores Sonic Boom Motorsports Yam.Crypton Z
18 Dancen Torcuator Roadmaster Olympus Yamaha X-1
19 Kristofer Owen Masangkay Roadmaster Olympus Wave
20 Rowell Bongon AGC Yamaha X-1
21 Alvin Yatar Sonic Boom Motorsports Wave
22 Michael Espiritu Throttle Unlimited Yamaha X-1
DNF Arlan Dela Cruz Cycleware – LPL Racing Wave
DNF Armando Canare Yamaha – AGC Yamaha X-1
DNF Neil Soyangco Kawasaki-Motobok Kawa. Aura
DNF Bryan Vergara Motorstar Motorstar Sapphire
DNF Masato Fernando Yamaha ART-Tres Scooter Yamaha X-1

Motolite Pole Position Award : Johnlery Enriquez – Suzuki IR-MDAP
Fastest Privateer Award : Mark Barcial – ART Tres Scooters
IR Manufacturer Award : Yamaha Motor Philippines

Finish Rider Team Machine
1 Jaime Barcial Yamaha Yamaha Sniper
2 Mark Anthony Chua Kawasaki Kawasaki Zone
3 Jeffrey Chan Yamaha Yamaha Sniper
4 Tomas Bauzon Suzuki Suzuki Raider R
5 Noel De Mesa Bullet-Revzone-Dudshop Yamaha Sniper
6 Gerry Quiñones MCX Racing MCX Raine R
7 John Rey Escala Cycleware- LPL Racing Suzuki Raider R
8 Mark Santos Sonic Boom Motorsports
9 Mark Davidson Cabrera Petron Sprint – Pimp My Bike Suzuki Raider R
10 Nonie Sablaya SK- Norkis Wave
11 Anthony Inclan Sonic Boom Motorsports Suzuki Raider R
12 RC Flores Cycleware- LPL Racing Yamaha X1
13 Rod Chua Kymco Kymco Jetix
14 Ian Villaflor GNV Cargo Yamaha Sniper
15 Dustin Esguerra Tiger Tiger Smart
16 Jackson Braganza GNV Cargo Yam. Crypton Z
DNF Jolet Jao Suzuki Suzuki Raider R
DNF Dean Patrick Santiago Sonic Boom Motorsports Yamaha X-1
DNF Cesar Acuña MCX Racing MCX Raine R

Motolite Pole Position Award: Jaime Barcial – Yamaha IR-MDAP
Fastest Privateer Award : Noel De Mesa – Bullet Revzone
IR Manufacturer Award : Yamaha Motor Philippines

Denso Spark Plug Automatic Grand Prix

Finish Rider Team Machine
1 Cassey Ng Motorcycle Taipei Research Yamaha Mio
2 Anthony Ang Motorcycle Taipei Research Yamaha Mio
3 Benjo Mendoza PMR PMR Cadet 150
4 Paul Pangilinan MPPJ Transport- G Cue Racing Yamaha Mio
5 Roger Hu Motorcycle Taipei Research Yamaha Mio
6 JR Tan Suzuki Suzuki Step
7 Ivan Santiago Suzuki Suzuki Step
8 James Yvan de Jesus MPPJ Transport- G Cue Racing Yamaha Mio
9 Michael Pedro MPPJ Transport- G Cue Racing Yamaha Mio
10 Mark Yamson Exact Motors Yamaha Mio
11 Tristan Dator MPPJ Transport- G Cue Racing Yamaha Mio
12 Christian John Rodriguez T.K.Mototaz Yamaha Mio
13 Erick Dela Cruz ART – Tres Scooter Yamaha Mio
DNF Edwin Buenaventura Team Kymco Kymco Free LX

Motolite Pole Position Award: Cassey Ng – MTRT
IR-MDAP Fastest Privateeer Award : Cassey Ng – MTRT
IR Manufacturer Award : Phil. Motorcycle Resources Corp.

Castrol Power1 130 GP

Finish Rider Team Machine
1 Maico Buncio Yamaha Yamaha X-1
2 Rizaldy Canare Kawasaki Kawa. AuraNexus
3 Raniel Resuello Kawasaki- RAR Racing Kawa. AuraNexus
4 Johnlery Enriquez Suzuki Suzuki Shogun R
5 Paulo Labador High-REV Yamaha X-1
6 Shervy Soyangco Kawasaki – Motobok Kaw. Aura Nexus
7 Jolet Jao Suzuki Suzuki Shogun R
8 Darryl Esguerra MCX Racing MCX Blink
9 Geoffrey Aguisanda Kawasaki- MC Asia Kaw. Aura Nexus
10 Mark Indiongco Motorstar Motorstar Sapphire
11 Japheth Chua Motorstar Motorstar Sapphire
12 Dave De Leon Sonic Boom Motorsports Yamaha X-1
13 Arlan Dela Cruz Cycleware – LPL Racing Wave
DNF Michael Mark Medina Tiger Tiger Smart
DNF Tracy Soyangco Kawasaki Kaw.Aura Nexus
DNF Mark Anthony Chua Kawasaki Kaw. Aura Nexus
DNF Josh Reuben Tan SK-Norkis Yamaha X-1
DNF Jay Losaria Sonic Boom Motorsports Yamaha X-1
DNS Benjo Mendoza PMR PMR Speedwave
DNS Cesar Acuña MCX Racing MCX Blink

Motolite Pole Position Award: Maico Buncio – Yamaha
IR-MDAP Fastest Privateeer Award : Raniel Resuello – RAR Racing
IR Manufacturer Award : Yamaha Motor Philippines

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