Suzuki Sweeps Super Series Nationwide Championship Davao GP
Team Suzuki brought home numerous titles in the Super Series Nationwide Championship Davao GP.
During the midway round of the series, Suzuki Philippines bagged six trophies and five championship titles at Davao GP coupled with an outstanding turnout of its one make races–the Skydrive Sport Cup and Raider Breed Wars.
Team Suzuki-VMan Racing’s April King Mascardo sure gave fans a remarkable performance at Davao GP.
After his failed attempt in sealing a podium win last year on his home ground, Mascardo ensured that his comeback would be big by taking not just one but three championship titles.
The Davaoeño rider secured all of the pole positions in the races he championed in–the Super Underbone Sealed Engine, Super Underbone Open, and Super Scooter Sealed Engine categories.
Mascardo even topped his best lap time at 24.489 from the qualifying session to 24.402 at the final race of the Super Underbone Sealed Engine category using the powerful Raider R150 Fi.
The rider led by getting a holeshot, breaking away from the pack and then maintaining his race pace until the last lap. His succeeding races seemed like a replay of his first race performance, bringing the crowd to their feet every time he crossed the finish line.
Fellow rider Rmand Salandanan was also a consistent topper in the Skydrive Sport Cup, securing the pole position and championship title in the category at Davao GP.
The Regional Underbone Grand Prix–running exclusively in Visayas and Mindanao for the Novice/Intermediate category–was bannered by Roel Rubin and Djereck Ondillo with their Raider R150 Fis as they took home the 3rd and 2nd spot at the Raider Breed Wars while the rest of the team showed an overall good performance with their respective bikes.
The Skydrive Sport Cup and Raider Breed Wars
The enthusiastic crowd in Davao was as equally intense for the rich pool of riders who participated at the Skydrive Sport Cup and Raider Breed Wars. Registrants of the Suzuki Skydrive Sport Cup easily got a good grip of the beginner’s bike, making it a perfect companion for rookie and novice riders.
It was the top rankers Rmand Salandan (Champion) and Polo Arellano (1st Runner Up). Nikko Nambatac (2nd Runner Up), on the other hand, and Deo Pondoc (3rd Runner Up) again who emerged victorious during the race.
An all-ladies category for the Suzuki Skydrive Sport Cup also ran for the first time to give way for young female riders who wanted to experience the new fashion scooter on the racetrack. Grabbing the podium for this were Yna Marie Enriquez (Champion), Angelie Sala (1st Runner Up), and Richelle Del Rosario (2nd Runner Up).
Meanwhile, the power and performance of the Raider R150 Fi was showcased once again in Mindanao with the following winners: Polo Arellano (Champion), Deo Pondoc (1st runner up), and Nikko Nambatac (2nd runner up).
Team Suzuki will head back to the racing arena at Bacolod GP on the 4th Nationwide Championship on July 14.