Davao's Daguio tops Repsol races in Oro-A A +A
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
SO YOUNG but 19-year-old Jay-R Daguio of Davao City never failed to entertain the crowd in the Repsol Road Circuit held for the first time in Cagayan de Oro some weeks ago, at the back of SM City's ground.
In what had been an awesome display of motor skills and daredevil acts off the dangerous curves, Daguio almost swept all the race events, winning the Open 4 Strokes, the 125 Automatic Superstock and 125 SS Underbone.
Daguio yielded just one event to home ground bet Dan Carlos Durriane in the 150 Modified where the former settled for the third place honor.
"Grabe nga bata maayong laki gyod mora'g walay kaba kay bisan unsang klase sa motor iyang sakyan ga-una gihapon siya," one spectator Churchill Fasoy told Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro.
Daguio's feat would reportedly earn him a spot in the national team bound to compete in the Singapore Open next month.
"Actually, naa pud tay pambato sa dakbayan pero medyo nidako siya karon," said Repsol insider Lawrence Pastrano, referring to Kenneth Macasarte who apparently encountered a minor accident but still managed to finish runner-up in the 150 Modified race and third in the Open 4 Strokes.
According to Norman Chiu, general manager of Repsol Philippines, the road circuit race has been running for the past 2 years already in Luzon.
"This is a series of six races which would culminate in December. We have brought it to the provinces for the first time hoping to make it as a national event," Chiu said, adding "Repsol Motor Oil's purpose is to bring a quality event to the motorcycle enthusiasts and help in organizing a safer competition."
The Repsol-backed races, which enjoyed the full support of Pueblo de Oro, SM City CDO and Full Throttle Bike Store, are sanctioned by NAMSSA (a local safety governing motorsport group duly recognized by the PSC (Philippine Sports Commission) and FIM (International Motorcycle Racing Federation). (LLS)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on June 20, 2012.