Team PH to Compete for 2018 Championship of Castrol Asia-Pacific Bikes Super Mechanic Contest
The Castrol Asia Pacific Bikes Super Mechanic Contest 2018 has kicked off the national rounds across six countries--India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam--since April 2018, with the participation of almost 120,000 two-wheeler mechanics. The Grand Finale will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from November 14 to 15 where the best mechanics from the six countries will compete for the Asia Pacific championship through a challenging test of both theoretical and practical skills around two-wheelers, engine parts, and lubricants.
Team Philippines, represented by Cebu-based Drake's Motorcycle Parts (Julius Maranga, Georekey Cantabaco and Gabriel Hidalgo Jr.) edged out over 300 fellow mechanic teams in fierce country-level competitions and showed their confidence prior to departure.
"We are very happy and proud to represent the Philippines to compete against representatives from other countries in Asia Pacific contest in Thailand this year. We have prepared ourselves for months and are determined to do our best to seize the top spot for the Philippines. We want to thank Castrol for giving us the chance to showcase our knowledge and skills, get updated on the latest skill sets and connect with the regional mechanic community, also for promoting our contribution recognized by the society," the team said.
"The Castrol Asia Pacific Bikes Super Mechanic Contest 2018 is the 3rd edition of this annual event and remains the most excellent pioneering platform designed to upgrade knowledge and technical expertise of motorcycle mechanics, and to showcase their talent. The technologies of motorcycles and bike oils are going up in Asia. The program, hence, is not purely an innovative contest but also has provided plenty of training and sharing sessions for thousands of mechanics to get updated on latest trends and technologies in the industries as well as improve their maintenance skills. The Castrol Asia Pacific Bikes Super Mechanic Contest 2018 is a key part of Castrol's long-term commitment to continuously upskill two-wheeler mechanics for the sake of their better service to their customers, and of their business growth then," said Castrol Asia & Pacific Regional Marketing Director Shyam Balasubramanian.
Also, this month, Castrol Philippines will be concluding the local leg of the Asia-Pacific advocacy program--Partner for Life 2018. Winners of the 2018 program's four preliminary regional finals will come together once more to compete in the Partner for Life National Finals for the title of 2018 Philippine Castrol Super Mechanics. The National Finals event will be held on November 24, at the Trinoma Mall Activity Center in Quezon City, and will be open to the public for the first time.
To learn more about Castrol and its Partner for Life program, visit www.facebook.com/castrolridersphilippines.