Suzuki-VMan’s Nambatac Champs and Salandanan Excel
Date posted on February 22, 2020
Suzuki Philippines had two one-make race classes in this year’s Super Series and one of these was the Suzuki Breed Wars Raider R150 Fi category participated by Beginner and Novice riders.
Rmand Salandanan led and won the final round race of the one-make race class. Salandanan cruised his way to the checkered flag while teammate Nikko Nambatac placed second. Both riders race for the Suzuki-VMan racing team. Salandan was also the rider who registered the best lap time in the 12-lap final race.
Troy Patcho finished third. Michael Cabaysa placed fourth followed by Joseph Toledo. Sixth placer was Erwin Lagyap and John Deven dela Rosa ended up at seventh place.
After six rounds, Nambatac emerged as the Suzuki Breed Wars Raider R150 Fi overall champion while Salandanan was the second overall.
Nikko Nambatac from Davao expressed his gratitude after his victory and successful campaign in the 2019 Super Series. “God maraming salamat po sa ibinigay Nyong lakas para makuha ko po itong panalo. Salamat at dininig nyo po ang hiling ko. Nagpapasalamat din po ako sa mababait na mga boss naming na sila Manuel Chien, Gerald Sobretodo and Rey Abat sa walang sawang suporta. Kung wala po kayo hindi po naming makukuha ang mga panalo na ito. Sa mga magigiting naming mekaniko maraming salamat po. Salamat sa mga teammates ko at congrats sa atin. Sa mga kaibigan ko na nagsabi ng “bring home the bacon”, eto na, dala ko na. Sa pamilya at mga kaibigan ko na sumusuporta sa akin, salamat. Siyempre laking pasalamat ko po sa mga mentors ko na sila Chriss Karlou Samoga at Cyren Sophie Villaflor. Thank you Suzuki-VMan Racing, Suzuki Philippines, CKS, VMan, Pirelli, 4S1M, LS2 Helmet, Motoworld, BRT Philippines, VMAX Pipe, RK Chains and Sprockets, Racing Boy, Redspeed, JCS, Faito, KOSO, UMA Racing, AM Arts, 2Fast Sliders, Cong. Teves, Big D, Marton, Engr. Bunoy, JG Gears, Ixon at Forma.
Suzuki Philippines provided Suzuki Raider R150 Fi motorcycles used in the one-make race class.
*This article was published in InsideRACING’s Volume 17 Number 10 2019 issue.