• Aguilar clinches second win in 2016 Diamond Motocross

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    Pro Open champion Glenn Aguilar celebrates his first-place finish in the first race of the second round of the 2016 CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

    Pro Open champion Glenn Aguilar celebrates his first-place finish in the first race of the second round of the 2016 CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

    Glenn Aguilar emerged victorious again on Saturday in the second round of the 2016 Diamond Motocross held at the MX Messiah Fairgrounds in Taytay, Rizal.

    The 40-year-old defeated rivals Ralph Ramento and Enzo Rellosa, who finished second and third, respectively, in the series’ top Pro Open class after two heats. Aguilar kept the lead in Moto 1, with Ramento second and JC Rellosa third.

    And while Aguilar managed to stay ahead of the pack in Moto 2, Enzo picked up the pace and was able to move up from fifth place in Moto 1 to second, putting Ramento in third. Aguilar’s win here comes on the back of another 2-0 victory last February 27 in the first round of the series.

    Meanwhile, Ramento dominated the Pro Lites division by keeping the lead after both heats, followed by Jepoy Rellosa and CK Ramento.Ralphwas neck-and-neck with Rellosa in Moto 2, but clinched the checkered flag when Rellosa slip on the final lap.

    “Finally winning the ProLites after failing in the first leg was amazing,” the 19-year-old Ramento said. “All the sacrifices and hard work preparing was worth it.”

    Back on the saddle was motocross legend Jovie Saulog, who just returned after recovering from an open fracture on his right arm. Saulog, father of Ladies class champion Janelle, settled for second best in the Veterans class against titlist Jolet Jao, who stayed in first in Moto 1 and Moto 2.

    Other winners include RJ De Leon of the Amateur Open Production class, Roman Laurente of the Executive class,Ompong Gabriel of the Kids 85-cc class, Epong Gaid of the Kids 65-cc class, Wenson Reyes of the Kids 50-cc class, Frank Janolino of the Open Underbone class, Roe Bautista of the Local Enduro class and Jan Oliver Mercado of the MMF Academy class.

    The riders will be back for Round 3 of the 2016 Diamond Motocross Series on May 7.

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