Motorcycle racing gains ground in Philippines

Posted at 12/17/2009 10:35 AM | Updated as of 12/17/2009 10:37 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Motorcycle racing is getting to be an “exciting and dynamic arena” these days with the sport’s surge in popularity among participants and enthusiasts.

The recently-held 3rd Annual Motolite-Inside Racing Grand Prix (IRGP) drew a record field of 95 motorcycle entries as well as a jam-packed crowd at the Carmona Circuit Philippines in Cavite.

“This year’s Motolite-IRGP has attracted the best and most talented motorcycle racers in the country today. The increasing number of entries and spectators is also testament to the increasing popularity of motorcycles as an important mode of transportation among Filipinos,” Motolite vice-president for marketing Ernest Estrera said in a statement.

The Motolite-IRGP was held from November 21 to 22. Privateers as well as teams from Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Motorstar and Kymco competed in the annual GP-style event.  

Jaime Barcial (Castrol-Yamaha-Dudshop-Revzone) duplicated his victory last year by winning back-to-back Gulf Oil Pride 4T Master’s trophies.

Johnlery Enriquez (Suzuki-Yoshimura) bagged the Castrol Power1 115GP trophy while Maico Buncio (YRS-Elf Moto Oil Racing) took home the Castrol Power1 130GP trophy.

“We are very happy to be part of this growing trend and commit to providing the best-value to support the needs of the riding community.  We are also very happy to see the major motorcycle brands competing in these races, making motorcycle racing a very exciting and dynamic arena,” added Estrera.

Motolite provides the growing number of motorcyclists in the Philippines with safe, reliable and long-lasting batteries. Its 12-volt motorcycle batteries have been infused with Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) Technology for greater fluid retention and longer life.  AGM technology also makes the batteries more versatile, as they can now be installed at any angle required by the make and model of the motorcycle, even upside down if needed. - Photos courtesy of Motolite.