Date posted on May 24, 2016
The 2016 Shell Advance IR Cup Series kicked off its first leg on May 22 together with the second round of the Shell Advance Super Series and the season opener of the MotoIR Championship. The event was held at the Clark International Speedway. The IR Cup treated race fans to exciting underbone and scooter classes as well as one make races.
Race fans enjoyed exciting underbone, scooter and one make races in the opening of the IR Cup
In the 115 Underbone class, EJ Sobretodo of 4S1M-Sum Racing emerged victorious. Lorenz Villanueva and another 4S1M-Sum Racing rider Ellijah Olayvar joined Sobretodo in the podium. The 180 Open Backbone category which ran together with the 115 Underbone class saw a great performance from Rafael Lance Ortiz of MBF-YRS.
115 Open Underbone winners Eane Jaye Sobretodo of 4S1M-Sum Racing (1), Lorenz Villanueva (2) and Ellijah Olayvar of 4S1M-Sum Racing with Mr. Al Camba and Ms. Riza Camba of InsideRACING, Mr. Jong Uy of The Racing Line and host Mr. Edwin Go of Motorsiklo Xklusibo
180 Open Backbone winner Rafael Lance Ortiz of MBF-YRS
Dustin Esguerra of Zebra-Pertua-MTRT-RK-MLW ruled in the 160 Automatic Elite race battled by Intermediate and Expert riders. Esguerra prevailed over Phoenix-Yamaha-KOSO rider McKinley Kyle Paz and Gian Carlo Mauricio of JVT. In the other 160 scooter class for Beginner and Novice riders, it was Niel Jan Centeno of Phoenix-Yamaha-KOSO who took the victory. John Edward Godoy and James Amporias were the runner-ups.
160 Automatic Elite winners – Dustin Esguerra of Zebra-Pertua-RK-MTRT-MLW (1), McKinley Kyle Paz of Phoenix-Yamaha-KOSO (2) and Gian Carlo Mauricio of JVT (3)
160 Automatic winners – Niel Jan Centeno of Phoenix-Yamaha-KOSO (1), John Edward Godoy (2) and James Aeron Amporias (3)
Amber Torres of Yamaha-Spec V won the 130 Automatic race. Justinne Bethany Tolentino of Phoenix-Yamaha-KOSO finished second while Kirk Dominguiano took the third place. Torres also excelled in the Yamaha Mio MXi one make race. Joining him in the podium were Ellijah Olayvar and Mark Aldrin Tan.
130 Automatic winners – Amber Torres of Yamaha Spec V (1), Justinne Bethany Tolentino of Phoenix-Yamaha-KOSO (2) and Kirk Dominguiano (3)
Yamaha Mio 125 MXi Fun Cup winners – Amber Torres of Yamaha Spec V (1), Ellijah Olayvar of Sum Racing (2) and Mark Aldrin Tan (3) with Mr. Emerson Mendoza of Yamaha Motor Philippines (3rd from right)
In the Suzuki Raider J 115 Fi one make race, winner was Roman Santos. Second placer was Carlo Calderon and third placer was Mark Aldrin Tan.
Suzuki Raider J 115 Fi Fun Cup winners Roman Santos (1), Carlo Calderon (2) and Mark Aldrin Tan (3) with Suzuki Philippines’ Ms. Zhele Acorda (5th from left) and Ms. Edelyn Yanilla (3rd from right)
The race event was sanctioned by the Unified Sports and Racing Association for Motorcycles, Inc. (USRA).