Preparations Near Completion For Fim-Uam Motocross Masters Of Asia

March 16th, 2007

Preparations are about 90 percent complete as Puerto Princesa City gets ready for the 2007 Puerto Princesa City Motocross Masters of Asia FIM-UAM Asian Motocross Championships on March 24-25 at the Puerto Princesa City motocross racetrack adjacent near the City Hall.

Puerto Princesa City Mayor Edward Hagedorn, Vice-Mayor Lucilo Bayron and City Administrator Atty. Agustin Rocamora relayed that renovations on the race track are on its final stages and will be ready for practice by next week in time for the arrival of the foreign delegates in this event supported by the City of Puerto Princesa, Aboitiz 2GO, Oakley and the Philippine Sports Commission.

“The race course design is more challenging and technical than last year, making the title hunt more unpredictable for Filipinos and foreign riders alike,” said Arthur Valdez, vice-president of the governing National Motorcycle Sports and Safety Association (NAMSSA).

Likewise, the Asian regional promoter of event Xtreme Worx Philippines has been closely coordinating with the Puerto Princesa City Government to ensure the bigger success of the country’s biggest annual motorsports spectacle.

Much of the renovation were focused on the uphill and downhill routes, the treacherous narrow turns, the triple jumps, the woop-de-doos, and the challenging table which were strategically placed to further push the riders’ skills and strategy to test.

“The race course design elevates the competition to a higher level that a minor lapse could spell a big disappointment for the rider. And for sure, the spectators’ eyes will be glued on every action of the race,” echoed NAMSSA president Ken Falco.

This is also the reason why the media, including the UK TV Crew of Star Sports and ESPN will be strategically located inside the race track to capture every single action of the event.

Star Sports and ESPN will not only telecast the kickoff leg of the Motocross Masters of Asia FIM-UAM Asian Motocross Championships to its over 540 million viewers worldwide, but also the splendor of Puerto Princesa’s scenic spot and its flora and fauna.

Twenty-nine riders from 11 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 champions will be feted with the Mayor Edward S. Hagedorn Cup – an exquisite sterling silver trophy coming from the city’s chief executive and his constituents.

Among the foreign riders set to arrive early next week 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 Hewitt.

For details on the Motocross Masters of Asia, please email or call 0917-8992363.


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