2006 CAMEL International Supercross Ormoc Results

November 15th, 2006

James Robinson of New Zealand exacted sweet revenge over arch-rival Glenn Aguilar of the Philippines, ruling the rain-shortened Ormoc leg of the Camel Supercross International Championship Series 2005 before a huge weekend crowd at the Ormoc Sports Center here Sunday.

Nicknamed “The Robo” by supercross fans all over Asia, Robinson capitalized on a costly spill by Aguilar while negotiating a slippery turn infront of the grandstand in the second and final moto to snatch the win and earn top honors in the centerpiece pro 125 category.

Robinson finished with a two-race total of 47 points, three points ahead of Aguilar under the 25-22-20-1816-15 scoring system. Aguilar dominated the morning race over Robinson and Kenneth San Andres.

San Andres, dubbed as the heir-apparen tot Aguilar, finished a close third with 46 points.

It was a big confidence-booster for Robinson, who has already lost to Aguilar in the Camel-sponsored series three times this year — twice in Talisay City in Negros Occidental and once in Iloilo City.

“Glenn is a good competitor and beating him right before a large Filipino crowd rooting for him feels really good,” said Robinson, a 23-year old native of Wellington, New Zealand who rose to prominence by winning the overall title in the 2005 Asia-FIM Supercross Championship.

“I’m looking forward to riding against him again in the Iloilo leg later this month,” added Robinson, whose superb riding skills also elicited ohhs and ahhs from the big crowd in this bustling metropolis in the northwestern part of Leyte known worldwide for a ravaging killer flood in 1991.

A heavy afternoon downpour inundated a large portion of the makeshift racetrack, forcing officials of the organizing National Motorcycle Sports and Safety Association (NAMSSA) and Xtreme Worx Phils. to cancel the remaining races due to safety reasons.

Officials later declared the top finishers of the first moto in all the other categories as winners of the second moto.

Aguilar, however, topped the pro open category over Robinson and San Andres.

Sharing the limelight were comebacking Toti Alberto, who dominated the executive class over Charrie Mapula and Felix Abing; and Junjun San Andres, who ruled the veterans category over Roman Llorente and Cebu-based Andot Rubi.

The other winners were Jonjon Adlawan (intermediate), Elfe Ayco (pantra), Bryan Scott Cafucion (beginners enduro), Jed Luna (local open enduro), Krystian Paul Cafucion (novice local enduro), Mark Paul Inoc (beginner production) and Chay Hong Sy (novice 125 and novice open production).

Fortune Tobacco officials presented the trophies and cash prizes during the awarding ceremony later in the day.

A strong crowd of 12,000 spectators filled the Ormoc CIty Stadium, On the Saturday pre NAMSSA Junior challenge event, it was the biggest gathering of Junior riders as there were various juniors from Luzon , Visayas and Mindanao, in record attendace, there were over 16 entrees in the 85cc category, and this was won by Janjan Adlawan of Cebu and followed by Jan Rellosa of Bicol. Adlawan also topped the Intermediate category and placed in the top 5 in the PRO category making him one of the promising future riders in the country today.

The Camel International Supercross Championship 2006 will end with the Iloilo leg on Nov. 26 simultaneous with the much-awaited draw of the Camel MotoGear promo Tour where a handsome 2006 BMW F-650 GS enduro motorcycle is up for grabs for lucky fans from Visayas, Mindanao, Manila, Bacolod, Ormoc and Iloilo.

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