Yamaha PH: We want more Pinoy riders in international races

Yamaha GP season 9 finals kicks off in Palawan
by Aris Ilagan | Sep 9, 2018
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Seeing the big potential in Filipino riders, Yamaha Motor Philippines vows to come up with more local motorcycle races to become the stepping stone of local talents in joining international grands prix. 

“We really look forward to creating more champions that will prepare Filipino riders in joining international races, bringing the Philippine flag to different parts of the world,” said Ryan Jude Camus, senior marketing manager of Yamaha PH.

Camus led the opening ceremonies of the fourth and final leg of Yamaha GP Season 9 held at the 1.3-km Palawan International Circuit in Puerto Princesa City, which was attended by thousands of motorcycle racing enthusiasts.

Almost 100 riders from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao battled for top honors for the YGP 150 Open, YGP Dealers Cup, All Female, Fun Race AT, 160 Open AT, and Sniper 150 One-Make Race categories. 

There were also riders who battled it out in the Wild Card category, who were chosen by Yamaha PH officials to see action in the Palawan leg because of their exemplary performance in the past despite missing one or two race legs.

The 1st Yamaha GP Season 9 race was held at SM Davao City last March 10; 2nd leg was at SM Cebu City last May 19; and 3rd leg was at SM Baliwag (Bulacan) last July 29.

The top riders from YGP 150 Open, All Female, and Sniper 150 One-Make Race Sniper will be Yamaha Philippines’ representatives to the Japanese brand’s regional races in the ASEAN region in the future, it was learned.

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