Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Go Team Suzuki Pilipinas: Sendoff Presscon at F1 Hotel

Following the positive results of the Official Test in Sepang, Malaysia, Team Suzuki Pilipinas is all ready for the Round 1 of the Suzuki Asian Challenge at the Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) set to happen this weekend – April 17 to 19. 

Mario Borbon, April King Mascardo and Enzo Rellosa are the Philippine's representatives in the coming ARRC battling against 9 other ASEAN countries.  Bring home the bacon boys!
The team consists of National Road Race Championship 115 Super Stock Category Overall Champion - Enzo Rellosa, Triple Champion feat holder in the final round of RUGP Cebu in Expert 130 UB, Expert Open UB and Expert AT Open - Mario Borbon and Suzuki Philippine Challenge Raider R150 One Make Race Qualifying Champion – April King Mascardo, showcased an impressive performance at the test event, clocking in 1min 30s held at the grand track of Sepang International Circuit.

The nation’s delegation to the highly anticipated competition in the region will leave for Malaysia today for the first round of the 5-leg series. The team will be seen competing with other 14 Suzuki racers from Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

When asked what's the significance about their racing numbers, here are their replies:
April King Mascardo - 46 "Valentino Rossi has been my idol ever since"
Mario Borbon - 26 "It is my birthday"
Enzo Rellosa - 24 "It represents nothing significant"

Cool race-inspired decal for the Suzuki Raider R150
Ms. Edelyn Yanilla looks on as Mr. Monch Bontogon explains what Suzuki's immediate plans regarding the racing segment of the industry.  It's gonna be an interesting year, and subsequent years to come. 
The three fastest Suzuki racers looks to Mr. Bontogon as the latter further explains the career path of the racers.  
It's gonna be one helluva show!
Suzuki General Manager for Motorcycle Division Mr. Jun Bulot, Suzuki Managing Director Mr. Boying Mojica and Suzuki President Hiroshi Suzuki
Mr. Hiroshi Suzuki greets the media and proudly introduces the three racers that will be representing not only the brand, but the country as well.  
The panel is now ready to accept questions
The panel happily answers all the questions asked by the media
Mr. Al Camba of Inside Racing posts a question.  
Mr. Maynard Marcelo of C! Magazine 

The team managers of each respective racers who represents each region of the country.  BMR Racing from Mindanao, Vman Racing from Visayas and YRS Racing from Luzon.
Mr. Goku Ortiz (yellow shirt) represents Mr. Yoyong Buncio as manager of the Luzon satellite team Suzuki-YRS (Enzo Rellosa)
"Go Team Suzuki!'
Mr. Boying Mojica, the new Managing Director of Suzuki Philippines, Inc.
The racers poses with Mr. Brando Rosales of C! Magazine
Always a fun time with the Suzuki people.  The TurbanRider approves too