Team Suzuki Pilipinas brought home the 2nd and 6th Place at the 1st round of the Suzuki Asian Challenge (SAC) of Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) held at Johor Circuit, Malaysia last April 2, 2016. Armed with his training from last year’s SAC, the returning April King Mascardo ranked second in the overall standing in this year’s round 1 of the competition. New member of the team Eane Jay Sobretodo finished 6th. Mario Borbon also made his way to the eleventh place.
The match showcased the improvement of Filipino riders after months of training and exposure in the international racing scene with Mascardo and Borbon having their comeback at the Suzuki Asian Challenge this year.
During the practice and qualifying round, 14-year old Mascardo was consistent at 2nd place securing grid 2 at the start off. Sobretodo took a leap of faith and advanced from 6th place in the overall standing after being at the 10th place during the second practice round. Borbon was at the 10th Place in the starting grid.
Team Suzuki Pilipinas is getting ready for the Round 2 of the Suzuki Asian Challenge at the Asia Road Racing Championship set on May 6 to 8 at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand.