NAMSSA MOTORCYCLE RACES IN 2011 PHILIPPINE NATIONAL GAMES IN NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
Date posted on April 28, 2011
A major breakthrough in Philippine sports will take place next month with the inclusion of motorcycle road races in the calendar of events of the 2011 Philippine National Games (Palarong Pambansa) scheduled in Negros Occidental on May 22-29.
The National Motorcycle Sports and Safety Association (NAMSSA) recently got the nod of the Philippine Sport Commission to organize motorcycle sport events in the annual sporting meet participated in by the country’s top athletes from different sports.
NAMSSA President Macky Carapiet was elated with the development and explained that road racing is the motorcycle sport discipline of NAMSSA in their initial foray in the prestigious national sporting event.
“We are happy and thankful to the PSC for having been given the opportunity to participate in the Philippine National Games since this will definitely create a positive impact to our mission of promoting and developing motorcycle sports athletes from the grassroots level,” said Carapiet. “While there are different motorcycle sports disciplines that we can include in future PNG meets, we are confining ourselves to road races at the old Bacolod City airport on May 28-29 to test the waters. Later on NAMSSA intends to include motocross races, enduro events, supermoto and other motorcycle sports in the years to come,” he added.
Established in 1994, NAMSSA is duly recognized by the PSC and the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) as the national sporting authority (NSA) for motorcycle sports in the Philippines. NAMSSA is also the sole Philippine federation affiliated with the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the world governing body for motorcycle sports.
Over the years, NAMSSA has produced athletes who have excelled and given glory to the country in continental motorcycle events such as the FIM Asian Motocross Championships and the Asian Road Racing Championships. Annually, NAMSSA organizes the national motocross and road race series that determine the respective national champions for the said motorcycle sport disciplines.
For more information on NAMSSA events and activities, visit www.namssa.org and call/text 09178479785.