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Indonesia, Guam emerge champs in Puerto Princesa Asian Motocross PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 February 2008

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY – Dede Mulyadi of Indonesia and Paul Errol Angoco of Guam drew the first blood in the quest for the FIM Asian Motocross crown following his big triumph recently in the 2008 Motocross Masters of Asia - Puerto Princesa International Motocross Grand Prix at the Sta. Monica International Racetrack here. The event shall be broadcasted in Star TV and ESPNJ fro Sports Tourism promotions for City of Puerto Princesa and broadcasted to over 500 million households globally.

The Indonesian champ sent some 40,000 spectators cheering throughout the race with his amazing high-flying stunts and consistent performance to claim the centerpiece Asian 125 crown and the prestigious Mayor Edward S. Hagedorn Cup of this event promoted by Xtreme Worx and sanctioned by the National Motorcycle Sports and Safety Association (NAMSSA) and sponsored by the City of Puerto Princesa, Oakley, Triumph Mktg, Castrol, Inside Racing, Stoplight TV, Department of Tourism, motorcyclephilippines,com and Bridgestone. Riders as well are preparing again for the Round 3 of the Philippine MX Team National Supercross Series - Mayor Tinga Cup at Fast Track Circuit on March 9, 2008

Angoco, on the other hand, pulled a sweep of both races to earn 50 points and capture the Asian Junior 85 title.

Mulyadi stole the limelight from the Philippines ’ Kenneth San Andres to rule Moto 1 and ended second to Thailand ’s Trakarn Thantong in the final race to gain the headstart for the Asian plum with 47 points.

Defending national champion Glenn Aguilar emerged the top Filipino finisher with 42 points as he bagged the overall runner-up trophy after checking in second to Mulyadi in Moto 1 and finishing third in Moto 2.

Thantong ruled Moto 2 but ended only third overall with 40 points after finishing only sixth in the first race.

San Andres actually dominated the first eight laps of the race but engine problems forced him to cede the top spot to Mulyadi who controlled the tempo all the way to the end of the 16-lap race.

San Andres eventually checked in fourth in Moto 1 and sixth in the final race to wind up fifth overall with 33 points behind another Indonesian champ Alexander Wiguna who got 38 points for finishing third and fourth in the event.

Iwan Hermawan made it as the third Indonesian among the top 10 finishers as he placed sixth with 30 points while Japanese Takeshi Tabuchi landed seventh with 25. 

Cebuano Jon Eleazar Adlawan finished 11th in the first race but came back stronger ending seventh in the final moto to clinch eighth place while newcomer Mojtaba Karimzadeh of Iran and Mongolian Erdenbileg Khaliunbold of Mongolia wrapped up the top 10 finishers.

Making it in the top 15 list are Amirreza Sabetifar of Iran, the Philippines’ Donard Yuson, Jan Carlo Rellosa and former champ Jovie Saulog, and another Indonesian Aldi Lazaroni.

Angoco, seeing action in Puerto Princesa for the third straight year, was dominating even from the start as he quickly pulled away from the pack on the third lap and never looked back.

Indonesian Ivan Harry Nugruho ended in a tie with RP young riders Lorenzo Rellosa and Patrick North Orbe with 40 points apiece.  But in the tie-breaker, Nugruho  took the runner-up honors while Rellosa and Orbe finished third and fourth respectively.

Jerrick Mitra made it fifth while Rafael Enriquez and Cebuano Renan Arquizola ended sixth and seventh respectively.


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