Step 125 shines while Raider R150 rules the 5th UBK Championships
It was another stellar performance by the country’s premiere racing team last Sunday, Sept. 20 at the Carmona Racing Circuit during the 5th leg of the Magnolia Health Tea Underbone King Championships as Team Suzuki pounded on the competition in the 180cc Automatic and 150cc open categories.
True to its claim, Suzuki’s Powerfully Automatic scooter shined amidst the cloudy Cavite skies as Ivan Santiago blitzed past the green light and owned every inch, curve and stretch of the Carmona Race Track. The #18 Step 125 out-classed the competition as it held the lead for 12 laps and never skipped a beat giving Santiago the coveted checkered plum. Behind Santiago was Suzuki’s satellite rider Josh Reuben Tan who also gave the crowd a reason to cheer as he relentlessly battled to gain ground atop his #22 Step 125.
During this ecstatic period another two of Suzuki’s stalwarts were preparing inside the paddock area. Focused and motivated, Johnlery Enriquez and Paul Mark Doblada strapped on their racing suits, made final adjustments and took off to the track towards their positions on the starting grid. Both Raider R150’s were breathing power even at a still position, proving that the partnership between Suzuki & Yoshimura is indeed a formidable force.
As the green light flashed, Enriquez and his #21 Raider R150 captured the first turn giving Enriquez an early advantage on his approach towards the first stretch. From thereon he pushed steadily and never gave an inch, not even a window of opportunity for the trailing competition to make a move, gaining him the top honors in the 150cc open category.
After 5 legs, Team Suzuki’s Doblada still leads in the 115cc sports production and open categories making him favorite to snatch the title in this category when the Suzuki Racing Team races in the final leg of the UBK Championships this coming October 18 at the Clark Speedway, Clark, Pampanga.
Let us all rally behind the Suzuki Racing Team as they continue their bid for racing pride and glory!
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