Manila, Philippines – The 2012 Philippine motorcycle sport racing season will ofﬁcially start this weekend with motocross races scheduled at Dulong Bayan, Santa Maria, Bulacan on Sunday.
Thousands are expected to troop to the venue to witness the opening round of the 2012 Philippine National Motocross Development Program, NAMSSA’s grassroots training program for motorcycle sport athletes engaged in the motocross discipline.
The races are part of the festivities prepared by Bartolome “Omeng” Ramos, municipal mayor; Russell “Yoyoy” Pleyto, vice mayor, and the Santa Maria town ﬁesta committee headed by Bobby Nicolas to usher in Santa Maria’s town ﬁesta and promote Santa Maria’s riverbanks as a commercial and tourist destination.
Four-time and reigning Motocross Rider of the Year Kenneth San Andres heads the marquee names who will have conﬁrmed their participation in Sunday’s event.
San Andres is expected to be challenged by multi-titled veterans Jolet Jao and Jovie Saulog, Jean Erick Mitra from Rizal, Nueva Ecija and the unpredictable Migi Tolentino from Bacoor, Cavite.
2011 Rookie of the Year Chadwick Garcia will also be seeing action this weekend along with perennial rivals Omar Aman, Abdulsamie Kallahal and Miko Tolentino. Joseph Penaso and Jason Sarmiento are once again the favorites to prevail in the Enduro and Underbone categories.
The reigning 2011 FIM Asian Junior 85 Champion and the country’s top junior rider Mark Reggie Flores, from San Pablo City, Laguna will also be present and is expecting his competition to come from brothers Ralph and Christian Ramento, 2011 Philippine Junior 65cc Champion Gabriel Macaso, Christian Ramento, Chester de Luna and Radzie Kallahal, all equally determined and competent riders in the junior 85cc category.