Suzuki-VMan Racing Team came in powerful at the first round of the MotoIR Championship on Sunday, April 22 at Batangas Racing Circuit bagging 3 awards and a pole position on the Suzuki GSX-R150. This is Suzuki’s big return on the MotoIR and the brand’s comeback has proven that the team is a strong force to be reckoned with.
The Suzuki-VMan Racing Team is composed of veteran riders and Suzuki Asian Challenge (SAC) graduates April King Mascardo and Eane Jaye Sobretodo with promising young racers Djereck Ondillio and Dan Carlo Alvarado. Mascardo and Sobretodo are competing at the MotoIR Championship Expert (MotoIR1) category while Ondillio and Alvarado race at MotoIR Novice/Beginners category (MotoIR3).
The MotoIR1 saw Sobretodo securing the pole position and leading the first few laps with Mascardo on his tail at the lead pack. In the next laps however, a technical problem occurred with Sobretodo leaving Mascardo to secure the team’s position which landed him 3rd on the podium.
The MotoIR3 on the other hand, showcased consistent strong performances of both Ondillio and Alvarado who started the race at 1st and 2nd positions on the grid capping the race with a smooth 1-2 finish. Summary of Awards: MotoIR Championships MotoIR1 – Expert Category April King Mascardo – 3rd Place Eane Jaye Sobretodo – Pole Position MotoIR3 – Novice/Beginners Category Djereck Ondillio – 1st Place Dan Carlo Alvarado – 2nd Place The MotoIR Championships run within the National Motorcycle Championships 2018. Round 2 is slated on June 3 at Batangas Racing Circuit.