Aguilar tops Diamond Motocross first leg

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Multi-titled Glenn Aguilar swept off the first leg of the 2016 Diamond Motocross Series with a 2-0 finish on Saturday at Mx Messiah Fairgrounds, Club Manila East, Taytay Rizal.

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“I’m enjoying while making the sport grow. I’m here trying to make the pace faster for the next generation. There is nothing to prove but have the young guys improve their talent,” said the 16-time Rider of the Year.

“I am thankful to the Lord for the strength since I should be retiring right now. We want to promote motocross cause it’s the sport we love,” added the 40-year-old Aguilar, also organizing races at Daanghari, Cavite.

Aguilar bested young gents Rellosa trio, Enzo, JC and Jepoy, and Ramento brothers Ralph and Christian, while Doy-doy Bandigan surprised the crowd when he ranked second in Moto 2 and fourth in Moto 1.

Rising motocross star Jepoy Rellosa snatched the spotlight in the Prolites category from leading Ralph and third placer Mclean in Moto 1.

Ralph was on the peak when his dirt bike stopped inside the track during Moto 2 as McLean, Glenn’s son, experienced mechanical issue making him not finished the race.

Also seen in action were locals John Antonio who topped the Amateur Open, Jolet Jao in the Veterans Open,

Roman Laurente in the Executive Open, Janelle Saulog in the Ladies category, Wenson Reyes in the Kids 50cc and 65cc, Bienvinido Torres Jr. in the Open Local Underbone, Christopher Oberio in the Open Local Enduro, Jano Mercado in the MMF Academy as well as Vincent Jimenez in the Newbie Open Production.

Besides intense neck-to-neck battle, the event showcased stunts and other activities in the pit party. Director Samuel Mark Tamayo of Generation Congregation performed a stunt by using a dirt bike to jump over a Montero Sport.

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