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Honda PH begins 2019 racing season with Honda Pilipinas Dream Cup Try-out

Honda PH begins 2019 racing season with  Honda Pilipinas Dream Cup Try-out

Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI), the leading motorcycle manufacturer in the country, officially begins its 2019 Motorsports season by conducting the Honda Pilipinas Dream Cup (HPDC) Tryouts last Saturday, January 26, at the Clark International Speedway in Pampanga. This served as the official selection process for nine talented young riders who will participate in the official races and undergo training in the Honda Racing Clinic.

HPDC is a Motor Sports program of HPI which aims to develop young riders in motorcycle racing using a specific one make race machine, namely the CBR150R – a 150cc, MotoGP DNA motorcycle. A step up program of HPI to young riders to qualify for international race programs of Honda and immerse in different environments to become better equipped for competitions.

Several riders registered as the day began, and the program was officially opened by HPI’s Adviser for Motorsports, Mr. Ryosuke Arai. Then Mr. Gilbert Sison, Group Head for Motorsports, welcomed the esteemed judges tasked to select the riders, namely racing coach Joey Rivero and Troy Alberto, international racer and HPI’s representative in Thai Talent Cup and Asia Talent Cup last 2018. They also oriented the participants on the try-out process and session inside the 4.2 km Race Track. Also present in the event is Mr. Eduardo Lumague, president– Unified Sports and Racing Association (USRA).

At 10AM, sessions on the track began, with four sessions held in total and a Final Shoot out at the end. Riders showcased their skills and were evaluated by Rivero, Alberto, and Sison. Finally, nine riders and one reserve were able to qualify for HPDC, which are the following:

  • Carl James “Chino” P. Hung
  • Kurt Tristan “Ostong” Villanueva
  • Michael Nicol D. Lee
  • Christopher John “Kokoy” Mangibin
  • Sean Andrej Ondillo
  • Marco Gil D. Ventenilla
  • Joshua Gabriel S. De Leon
  • Travhys Ivan Joe Paralejas
  • Alfred Jakob Sablaya

The HPDC is running in the same schedule with the National Motorcycle Circuit Racing Championship and is sanctioned by Unified Sports and Racing Association (USRA).

For more information, follow Honda Philippines, Inc. on Facebook – www.facebook.com/hondaph/ or visit their official website – www.hondaph.com

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