Asian Supercross At Fast Track Circuit, Taguig City

July 5th, 2007


Motocross enthusiasts from Metro Manila and neighboring Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao provinces are up for a treat when the second round of the 2007 FIM-UAM Asian Supercross Championships unreels at the Fast Track Circuit in Upper Bicutan, Taguig City on July 22.

The 2007 edition of Asia’s premier motocross event took off with a big bang in Puerto Princesa City in March. Defending champion Arnon Theplib ignited racing fireworks and grabbed the limelight by pulling off convincing victories in the two motos of the Asian 125 event to claim the leg´s top plum.

The country´s top rider Glenn Aguilar recovered from a sluggish start to salvage third place behind the 2nd placer Kane Scanlan from Australia who rode consistently in both motos. 12-year-old motocross wiz Arungkrung Pinpon made it a double victory for the Thais by prevaling in the Asian 85cc event. Jenzen Manuel ably carried the Philippine cause in the 85cc event by finishing in third behind Indonesian Fahran Hendra.

The second round of the Asian series promises to be equally exciting and action-filled with the avowed participation of ace 125cc and 85cc riders from Japan, Thailand, New Zealand, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates, Guam and India. The race also marks the first time that an international motocross event will be staged in Metro Manila in a decade, with the last one taking place in Marikina City in 1997.

Mayor Freddie Tinga hailed the success of the event at the Fast Track Circuit to acknowledge that Taguig is now the motorsports capital of Metro Manila and at the same time encouraging sports tourism for a venue which fulfills international safety standards at the very heart of the city .

Fast Track Circuit, the site of the competitions is conveniently located and is only 15 minutes away from Makati City. The race track is compliant with international safety standards and is replete with perimeter safety fences and amenities for both riders and spectator. The clubhouse is equipped with cable TV, a billiard hall, a first-aid station and areas for concessionaires and dining .

The event is organized by the National Motorcycle Sports and Safety Association (NAMSSA) in cooperation with Xtreme Worx. Local races for the 2007 National Motocross Series will be staged over two days

For inquiries on the FIM-UAM Asian Motocross Series and the Philippine National Motocross Series, please email your concerns to the NAMSSA secretariat at namssa01@hotmail.com or call 0917-8992363. Information regarding the series may also be obtained at www.asiamx.org or www.namssa.org

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