Asian Supercross Set For Taguig

July 13th, 2007


Mongolia is the latest to confirm its participation in the second leg of the FIM Asian Supercross Championship on July 21-22, 2007 to be hosted at the new Fast Track Circuit in Upper Bicutan, Taguig City (fronting Camp Bagong Diwa).

This development brings the number of participating countries to nine, including Japan, UAE, Indonesia, Thailand, New Zealand, Guam, China and host Philippines in this event sanctioned by the National Motorcycle Sports and Safety Association (NAMSSA) and promoted with Xtreme Worx Philippines. Mayor Freddie Tinga of Taguig hailed this to be the biggest motorsports event to hit Metro Manila in its history, with nine countries participating.

The organizing NAMSSA also announced that the last day of practice for local riders will be on Sunday, July 15 as the track will closed until the official practice run on Friday, July 20. All competing riders are likewise advised to have their numbers on both sides and the front number plate of their bikes.

But more of the focus will be on the expected intense battle between defending champion Aaron Theplib of Thailand and the Philippines’ 11-time champion Glenn Aguilar.

“This is the first time in years that an international motocross event will be staged here in Metro Manila. This is a big chance to catch up on Theplib and impress our countrymen here in Metro Manila. I’ll give it my best,” said Aguilar. Standing in Aguilar’s way is also Michael Robinson from New Zealand.

The Asian Junior 85 cc., on the other hand, will be another equally thrilling battle among Thailand’s Arongkot Pinpon, Indonesia’s Bobby Van Kempen and the Philippines’ Jenzen Manuel. In the 65cc Mike Callaway from Dubai and Anastasia Kirana from Indonesia have confirmed their participation.

Likewise, local riders from as far as North Luzon and down to the Visayas and Mindanao will be joining the said event, thus making it the biggest Supercross event in Metro Manila in its motorsports history.

An equally exciting side event is the second leg of the San Mig Light Mountainbike Sprint that shall traverse a five-kilometer race on the Supercross track on mid day of Sunday of the main event.

The Fast Track Circuit is just 15 minutes away from Manila and promises convenience for both riders and spectators as it meets international safety standards with perimeter safety fences, rest rooms for participants and public, clubhouse, cable TV, billiards hall, medical room and the works.

For further details, please email namssa01@hotmail.com or call 0917-8992363 or check out www.namssa.org

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