• Aguilar, Rellosa face off in Diamond Motocross round 2

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    The country’s top motocross riders will once again showcase their skills in the second round of this year’s Diamond Motocross Series on April 2 in Taytay, Rizal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

    The country’s top motocross riders will once again showcase their skills in the second round of this year’s Diamond Motocross Series on April 2 in Taytay, Rizal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

    Sixteen-time Rider of the Year Glen Aguilar will be taking on Enzo Rellosa and Doy-Doy Bandigan at the second round of this year’s Diamond Motocross Series on April 2 at Club Manila East in Taytay, Rizal.

    The 40-year old Aguilar trounced his teen-aged rivals the first round of the Pro Open Production class on February 27 with a score of 2-0. Meanwhile, Bandigan managed to place fourth in Moto 1, then moving up to second in Moto 2.

    “I’m here trying to make the pace faster for the next generation,” Aguilar said in a statement. “There is actually nothing to prove but to make them strive more to improve.”

    Meanwhile, Glen’s son Mclean is expected to bounce back hard against Enzo’s younger brother Jepoy Rellosa and Ralph Ramento in the Pro Lites production class after Mclean failed to finish the first round because of mechanical issues.

    Round two will also see Janel Saulog and Pia Gabriel face off in the Ladies category, with the former taking the first round, while Jolet Jao and Jing Leongson compete in the Veteran class.

    Generation Congregation, the religious group that organizes the Diamond Motocross Series, said other classes in the second round include: Executive Open; Amateurs Open; Kids 50cc and 65cc; Open Local Underbone; Open Local Enduro; MMF Academy; and Newbie Open for first-timers. Generation Congregration director Samuel Tamayo said all rounds will use a point system.

    “We want to give new competitors the opportunity to practice what they learned in the MMF Academy by giving them exposure to the series,” Tamayo said.

    Diamond Motor Corporation, a dealer of Mitsubishi vehicles, is supporting the motocross series while the National Motorcycle Sports and Safety Association (NAMSSA) is the sanctioning body.

    NAMMSA is the governing body of motocross in the country. The organization also promotes the safe use of two- and three-wheeled motorized vehicles, provide regulated competition events, formulate rules to govern motorcycle racing, further the interest of its membership, and to act as an international governing body affiliated with the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme, Asian Motorcycle Union, Philippine Olympic Committee and Philippine Sports Commission.

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