Team Petronas grabs nat’l finals-A A +A
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
TEAM Petronas-Mackyworx-Yamaha rider Vingie Coloma grabbed the 4 Automatic Scooter 160 expert class title in the recent MotoROC (Race of Champions) National Finals at the Aseana City in Manila.
Coloma, 22, considers the win as his highest achievement so far after surviving a tough race against the country’s top riders.
“I really didn’t expect to win because I was racing against the country’s top riders,” said Coloma, a native of Davao City. He is supported by Racing Boy, Yushimura, DID and FDR Tires.
Second place in the same class was won by Cliford Bacus, another member of the team Petronas-Yamaha. The other members of the team that also made an impressive finish are Dumaguete’s pride Axl Teves, capturing the second spot in the 4 Automatic Scooter 160 novice race, and Enzo Teves who took the second spot in the 115cc Super Stock novice category.
It was their team that topped the Cebu qualifying leg of the MotoROC National Finals.
Before the team strutted their wares in the National finals, the team members won their respective classes and captured the two legs of the Visayas-Mindanao Regional Underbone Grand Prix (RUGP) Series.
“They are a team, composed of nobodies, coming out from nowhere but they made their presence felt in all the races they joined and people in the series are starting to notice them. They are the youngest team, in the span of two years, they become very competitive,” said Petronas-Yamaha team consultant Neil Labrador in a press conference yesterday at Porto’s Diner & Grille located in Escario Central.
Labrador will be bringing in eight riders and 11 motorcycles with the team all set to conquer the fifth leg of the Vis-Min RUGP Series slated this weekend in Bayawan City in Negros Oriental.
The team is mainly sponsored by Petronas Phils. and Yamaha in association with Motoworld, LS2 Helmets, Suzuki Phils., NCX Mufflers, MTRT, MS Motosuit, Izumi, and Porto’s Diner & Grille.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 25, 2013.