Steady Riding Pays Off for Daguio in Super Scooter Davao GP
Date posted on June 10, 2018
The second Super Scooter race this year featured prominent riders from Visayas and Mindanao. Sasa, Davao was the venue of the Shell Advance Super Series Nationwide Championships’ second round last May 27 and the Super Scooter, the last race of the day, was exciting and unpredictable.
Super Scooter Davao GP grid
Suzuki-VMan’s Joven Millana from Davao led the race in the early laps and held on to the first position as laps went by. Yamaha rider Dan Carlos from Bukidnon and Ernie Daguio Jr. of Twist n’ Go Racing were behind him. Unexpectedly, Millana crashed after some laps giving Carlos the lead. Daguio Jr. tailed Carlos and his steadiness paid off as he managed to overtake the Yamaha rider with two laps to go.
Millana leading the race
Millana followed by Carlos and Daguio Jr.
Carlos in the lead after Millana crashed. Daguio Jr. chased him.
Never letting go of the lead, Daguio Jr. won the race to the cheer of the crowd. Carlos placed second while Millana who was able to remount finished third. Cebu rider Garry Cañeda Jr. of Yamaha-MW323 placed fourth. Moto R-Yamaha’s Vingie Coloma also from Davao did not finish the race while privateer Jayson Nuncio was disqualified.
Lead taken by Daguio Jr. from Carlos
Daguio Jr. in his victory lap
Ernie Daguio Jr. from Davao is one of the highly skilled riders from the South and through the years has won races and showcased his racing prowess in different race events and series. He also represented the country in the Yamaha ASEAN Cup years ago.
Super Scooter Davao GP winners – L-R: Joven Millana (3rd), Ernie Daguio Jr. (1st) and Dan Carlos (2nd). With them are Ms. Lorrie Ramirez of Pilipinas Shell (3rd from left), Mr. Al Camba of InsideRACING (2nd from left) and Mr. Jong Uy of The Racing Line (rightmost).
The Super Series will have its third round in Bacolod Baywalk this June 24. Organized by InsideRACING and The Racing Line, the Super Series is supported by Shell Advance, Yamaha Motor Philippines, Suzuki Philippines, FDR Tires and Pirelli Tires. It is sanctioned by the Unified Sports and Racing Association for Motorcycles, Inc. (USRA).