KTM RC Cup Philippines will start this Sunday in Tarlac

Date posted on April 21, 2022
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A new racing milestone for KTM Philippines will be made when the new KTM RC Cup Philippines kicks off this Sunday at the 2022 USRA MotoIR Championships Motul GP round this Sunday April 24 at the fast Tarlac Circuit Hill racetrack in San Jose, Tarlac.

The KTM RC390 is used by riders to compete at the domestic and international levels including the FIM World Supersport 300, MotoAmerica Junior Superbike, Spanish- Junior Superbike and here at home in the  MotoIR Championships and Pirelli Cup Lightweight series.

KTM is now a world championship winning brand at the highest level of road racing. Its most recent success is winning the overall FIM 2021 Moto2 World Championships and the 2022 Indonesisn MotoGP race held in the new Mandalika circuit under tricky conditions.

The new  6 race series is in partnership with Pirelli Tires, MOTOREX Lubricants, Alpinestars, Ride Manila, Cardo, Giant Loop and Red Bull.

The RC Cup Philippines will showcase Filipino assembled KTM RC 200 and KTM RC390 sportsbikes. The bikes will run under different rules and rider categories.

The RC Cup Grid will have six different classes namely;

For 2022 new models:
1) RC Cup 1 SP ( RC390 Beg/Nov)
2) RC Cup 2 SP (RC200 Beg/Nov)

For 2021 and older bikes
3) RC Cup Plus 1 GP ( RC390 Inter/Exp)
4) RC Cup Plus 1 SP (RC390 Beg/Nov)
5) RC Cup Plus 2 GP ( RC200 Inter/Exp)
6) RC Cup Plus 2 SP (RC200 Beg/Nov)

RC Cup bikes will be run with Stock Sealed engines by USRA while RC Cup Plus bikes will run under 2022 MotoIR1 and MotoIR2 machine rules.

The goal of the series is for KTM to not only demostrate its motorcycles ” Ready to Race” DNA, but also to make racing as accessible, convenient, enjoyable and rewarding for its KTM customers. It is also an ideal race series for  “gentlemen racers” who wants to have an exceptional experience in road racing.

All RC Cup Plus participants will get KTM Lifestyle items, RC Cup merchandise, access to the exclusive KTM Lounge and shated paddocks during racedays, 5 liters of MOTOREX motorcycle oils and a special Racer’s discount on Pirelli Super Corsa race tires.

On top of thae abovementioned perks, those who will race the brand new 2022 models will get more including complimentary entree fees for 5 races, exclusive RC Cup race decals, and a 50% tires subsidy on the first set of Pirelli Super Corsa race tires.

In terms of rewards, the 2022 KTM RC Cup Philippines will be generous as it will give cash prize contingencies to the top 3 finishers in all 6 classes every race with 1st place getting P3,500, 2nd place P2,500 and 3rd place P1,000. Moreover, the overall point champions after 6 events in each of the 6 classes will get P20,000 each! The total amount of cash contigencies will be P387,500.

The RC Cup Philippines project has always been on the table at KTM and was only waiting for the right time. A few years back in 2018 they already sent a Filipino rider to Asia to compete in the Asia KTM RC Cup and last year in 2021, KTM started to support the MotoIR Championship before agreeing to mount a full separate RC Cup Philippines class in 2022.

This is another positive development for Philippine motorcycle sport as another major manufacturer has invested in norturing local riders and enthusiasts.

Congratulations KTM Philippines!

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