Puerto Princesa City Gears Up For 2007 Motocross Masters Of Asia

February 2nd, 2007

Puerto Princesa City eyes another record high as it gears up for the country’s biggest motorsports event, the 2007 Puerto Princesa City Motocross Masters of Asia FIM-UAM Asian Motocross Championships, set March 4 at the sprawling FIM-compliant permanent motocross racetrack adjacent to the Puerto Princesa City Hall.

This will be the fourth year in a row that Puerto Princesa City will be hosting the said event. Mayor Edward Hagedorn, together with City Administrator Atty. Agustin Rocamora, have mapped out bigger plans and preparations to ensure its bigger success and further boost its tag as the Sports Tourism Capital of the Philippines.

The event, supported by City of Puerto Princesa, Aboitiz 2GO, Oakley and the Philippine Sports Commission, also serves as the highlight of the weeklong festivities of the Puerto Princesa City Foundation Day.

“We’re looking forward to surpassing the record number of 70,000 local and visiting spectators for the event, and we’re targeting more tourists coming in in line with the month-long celebration of Puerto Princesa City Foundation anniversary,” said Hagedorn.

Defending champion Arnon Theplib of Thailand leads the 25 riders from 12 competing nations will be vying for the prestigious for the coveted crown in the centerpiece Asian Open 125cc class & the Junior Asian 85cc Class, the Mayor Edward S. Hagedorn Cup — a sterling silver trophy coming from the city’s chief executive and his constituents.

Among the countries that have confirmed their participation are Japan, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Thailand, New Zealand, Guam, UAE, Hong Kong and host Philippines.

The Philippines’ very own Revtex Glenn Aguilar is also gearing up for the event together with teammate Kenneth San Andres as he vowed to give his all for the country’s pride and honor and regain the crown he won in 2004. Recently held in the Fast Track Circuit in Taguig , Mayor Tinga Cup was the national series of the Round 1 of the motocross events which served as a tune up event for the Motocross Master of Asia upcoming in Puerto Princesa City.

The UK TV crew of Star TV & ESPN television telecast with TV crew form UK will also fly in to shoot and telecast the said event to their new record high of 540 million households worldwide, and also showcase the peaceful environment of Puerto Princesa and the beauty and splendor of its nature frontiers and scenic spots.

“The event was a big help in boosting the country’s image that proved to be a big help in the Philippine economic recovery. And once more, we would like to showcase Puerto Princesa City as one of the world’s best environmental tourist spots through Star and ESPN TV,” added Hagedorn.

Expected to join the cast are New Zealand’s James Robinson, China’s Shi Lok and Shi Yu Men, Takuma Kojima of Japan, Jye Harvey of Australia, Aep Dadang Supriatna and Denny Orlando of Indonesia, former Indonesian 85 stalwarts Aldi Lazaroni and Adi Aprian; Errol Angoco of Guam; Kacey Callaway of Dubai and Hongkong’s Sean Hewett.

For details on the Motocross Masters of Asia, please email namssa01@hotmail.com or call 0917-8992363 or check out www.asiamx.org.


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