Mascardo & Inguito Bring Home Trophies from Japan FIM ARRC

Date posted on August 19, 2022
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Philippine riders continue to make their mark in Asian motorcycle road racing. Despite the absence of past FIM Asia UB150 Champion McKinley Kyle Paz and ARRC winner Masato Fernando, our new boys have been making waves on their own, slowly but surely establishing their names as new Pinoy forces to be reckoned with in the prestigious championship.


Round 3 of the 2022 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship ( ARRC) was held in Sugo, Japan last Aug. 12-14 and our Filipino riders were able to get 2 podium finishes.


April King Mascardo was a strong 2nd in Race 2

On Sunday’s Race 2 it was Yamaha Ph MMR UMA Racing’s April King Mascardo from Davao City who took magnificent 2nd place. It was a sweet return for Mascardo in the ARRC podium after being on top of podium  twice before in another ARRC class almost 5 years ago. Now riding for the team vacated by defending 2019 UB150 Champion Kyle Paz, he showed that he is the right man to fill his place and continue the Filipino charge for Asian racing glory.


4S1M’s Mark Tan with
FIM Asia & NAMSSA President Macky Carapiet
& Race 1 3rd place winner John Emerson Inguito

The day before, in Saturday’s Race 1, it was 4S1M’s John Emerson Inguito from Cainta, Rizal who took a magnificent first podium of his young international career by finishing 3rd for Team Yamaha PH 4S1M  in Race 1. It was a sweet confirmation of his and 4S1M’s podium winning pace that he and his team showed during the opening races in March where he sadly dropped from the race after battling for the win and holding a podium position.


Gian Carlo Mauricio scored points in Race 1

Meanwhile, the third rider Filipino rider, Gian Carlo Mauricio from Binangonan, Rizal of MMR UMA Racing Yamaha, finished in the points in 14th place on Saturday. A great finish for what is only his 3rd International race event. A podium finish for him in the future is surely in the cards.

All three riders are using Yamaha Sniper 155s race bikes prepared to comply with ARRC UB150 rules.

#43 April King Mascardo:
“I didn’t expect to be on the podium. Hindi man po ako nakapag oras ng maayos sa QTT at Superpole pero lumaban at ginawa ko po best ko at ng team para ilaban po from P20 to P2! Tiwala sa sarili, always think positive, push lang ng push, dasal ng dasal! Laban para sa Pilipinas! I am very grateful to Yamaha Racing Philippines Maju Motor Racing Team UMA Team, my teammate, to our very hardworking chief mechanics and  crews and to all of our sponsors. Thank you so much!  See you next round at Sepang, Malaysia! Only Yamaha revs my heart!”

#22 John Emerson Inguito:
“I want to thank the Lord for your protection, wisdom and guidance. I know that there is no easy way to victory, but I trusted you Lord that’s why I’m here. Thank you so much my 4S1M Yamaha Family. We did it again! Thank you for all your hard work and teamwork! To my Boss Mark Tan,  congratulations! Thank you so much for your all out support! To all our sponsors, thank you so much for supporting our team!”

#124 Gian Mauricio Mauricio:
“First and foremost, I’d like to thank God for keeping me safe both inside and outside the track. The race was thrilling and crucial because all of us riders are new to the track and face a big challenge. Even though I did not make the podium, my teammates finished third and second place, giving me the impression that I also won the race. Congratulations, April King Mascardo  “the rocket boy,” on reaching the podium. The next round will be in Malaysia, so let’s give our best again. Thanks to my team for this successful outcome.”

Filipinos are now regular ARRC podium finishers!

The next round of the championship will be held in October 6-9 in Sepang, Malaysia.

Photos : Yamaha Racing Philippines

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