Wednesday, 22 December 2010 03:41
Excerpts From Asian Motorcycle Union
Japan’s Tomoya “Kamikaze” Suzuki blazed his way to the 2010 Asian MX2 crown in convincing fashion by scoring identical runaway victories in the two motos during the final leg of the 2010 FIM Asian Motocross Supercross Championship held Sunday at the Speedworld MX Circuit, SM City Mall in Metro Manila in the Philippines.
The Philippines top motocross rider Kenneth San Andres made his countrymen proud by finishing 2nd in the two motos to grab the top runner-up honors and clinch 3rd overall in the centerpiece category of Asia’s premier motocross event.
San Andres gamely staved off the relentless challenge put up by Takeshi Tabuchi, a veteran Japanese rider with a knack for upstaging younger riders. San Andres’ prolific weekend allowed him to dislodge Iran’s Amireza Sabetifar from the 3rd overall spot. Sabetifar was absent after being injured in Iran while practicing last week.
Another top contender, Mongolia’s Khaliunbold Erdenebileg who was only 6 points shy of Suzuki in the scoreboard going into the final round, suffered a similar when he was injured during the timed qualifying sessions.
NAMSSA’s most improved rider for 2010 Migi Tolentino rode heads up all day to clinch 4th place honors in the Asian MX2 division. The multi-titled motocross and road race warrior Jolet Jao and Migi’s elder sibling Miko settled for 5th and 6th places respectively.
Nueva Ecija’s Jean Erick Mitra was in his usual element as he routed the opposition to clinch the Asian Junior 85 title with a perfect score of 200 points for 4 rounds. Another young sensation from Nueva Ecija, 12 year old Gabriel Macaso, took 2nd place in the two motos to edge Marikina’s Ralph Ramento, San Pablo City’s Mark Reggie Flores and Guam’s Jacob Einloth for the division’s overall honors for the day. Einloth, nevertheless, garnered the needed markers to clinch 2nd overall in the series with Flores taking 3rd place.
The final leg of the continental championship series was hosted by the National Motorcycle Sports and Safety Association (NAMSSA), the POC and PSC recognized national sporting authority for motorcycle sports in the Philippines and the sole local federation affiliated with the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the world governing body for motorcycle sports.
Riders, teams, media and officials from Japan, Mongolia, Australia, Malaysia, Guam, USA and the Philippines attended the continental event of 23 Asian federations.
For more information on the FIM Asian Motocross Series and NAMSSA events, please visit www.fimasia.org and www.namssa.org.