Successful Return for Wheeltek GP!
The 6th Wheeltek Grand Prix (WGP6) was warmly appreciated and supported by racers and racing fans. Held at the Tarlac Circuit Hill last January 29, it was a great day of racing, track day and more courtesy of Wheeltek Group of Companies, a leading motorcycle and vehicle dealer in the country. For years, Wheeltek has been successfully staging the WGP before a hiatus due to the pandemic.
More than 140 entries joined the event which featured underbone, scooter and backbone races. The WGP6 was supported by manufacturers Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha which had bike displays during the day and spectators got to see the latest motorcycle offerings from the brands. Aside from the fun races, Wheeltek also raffled off items to the delight of the racers.
Yamaha Motor Philippines provided Sniper and Aerox race bikes for the WGP6. Expert racers joined the event together with a great number of novice and beginner riders.
Denoo Motor Oil-DE69 Academy Powered by Faito/KOSO had a superb showing with its riders delivering wins and podium finishes. Trahvys Paralejas was remarkable as he took home three first place trophies. Paralejas, the 2022 Motul MotoIR Youth Cup Senior class overall champion and IRGPXV podium finisher, won in the Yamaha One Make Sniper SP, Yamaha One Make Aerox SP and Underbone 115 Open SP classes for novice and beginner racers. Dustin “Dustroyer”Esguerra went up the podium twice for the team in the Yamaha One Make Sniper GP race for expert riders wherein he placed third and in the Underbone 155 Open GP category wherein he was second to cross the finish line. Another rider of Denoo Motor Oil-DE69 Academy Powered by Faito/KOSO, Lawrence John Acay, finished third in the Yamaha One Make Aerox SP race.
ARRC rider John Emerson Inguito who raced for Dads Garage-4S1M in WGP6 was victorious in three classes as well. “The Hitman” Inguito was triumphant in the Yamaha One Make Sniper GP, Underbone 155 Limited GP and Underbone 115 GP categories, proving once again his underbone racing prowess. Aside from Inguito and Esguerra, other expert racers who raced in WGP6 were Kerwin Chang of KC99 and Dads Garage riders John Carlo Calderon and Roel Rubin.
VMan-Dadatech ridre Russel Jay Jarlego was impressive with a win in the Underbone Limited SP class and a second place finish in the Underbone 155 Open SP category.
Coming all the way from Bacolod, Lieric dela Viña supported by CRA-Powerdrops-SEC Motosupply-Pongworkz was the victor in the Backbone SP race. Winner in the Scooter 160 Open class was Renan Aumentado of Team MotoPiyesa.
In the exciting Scooter 125i Limited SP race, 11-year-old Renzzy Gabrielle Vigo had an outstanding performance. Michael Reine Cruz finished second after a very tight battle and delivered a 1-2 finish for Zuneo Moves racing team.
Track day participants also had fun at the Tarlac Circuit Hill. Riders on different brands and models of motorcycles were seen enjoying riding at their own pace.
The Wheeltek GP 6 was organized in partnership with InsideRACING. The races were sanctioned by the USRA (Unified Sports and Racing Association for Motorcycles, Inc.). It was another successful event for Wheeltek which not only provides quality motorcycles but promotes the two-wheel lifestyle and safety as well.
For photos and list of WGP6 winners, click here.
For raffle winners, click here.
For more about Wheeltek Group of Companies, check out the facebook page here.
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