Powerful Return of 4S1M-Yamaha Racing Team, Strikes Gold in the Eneos Philippine Motorsport Championships
The 4S1M-Yamaha Racing team powered by BRT and Racing Force made a powerful comeback, bagging gold and silver awards twice, on the recent fourth leg of the ongoing Eneos Motorsport Championships last August 5 and 6, 2017 at the Clark International Speedway. A more aggressive 4S1M racing team dominated the Clark track in the Moto IR 2 Category with Jeff Teopengco posting first place finishes on both races 1 and 2. Meanwhile, Mark Djereck Ondillo and new rider of the team, John Emerson Inguito, both won second place under 115 Underbone Novice and 150 Open Underbone, respectively.
For this leg, the 4S1M-Yamaha Racing Team showcased the introduction of the latest R15 from Yamaha Philippines and once again brought their finely tuned 150cc Sniper MX and 160cc Mio Scooters with them. The racing team’s motorbikes were fully decked out with impressive racing parts from its exhaust system from Replica Pro, to sprockets from RK Racing Chain, to its suspension from Gaz-i Philippines and Moto Garage PH, brakes and brake pads from Nissin, and to Racing Boy’s mags and FDR wheels.
On the first day of the race, the 4S1M-Yamaha Racing Team showed impressive performances during the qualifying lap, gaining them advantageous position points for the final race. Under UBK 115 category, Ondillo placed pole position; Teopengco, Inguito, and Lopez recorded second, third, and fourth in the UBK 150, respectively; also, Teopengco placed second under PSR 160cc. The racing team was more composed and bolder giving the whole team the assurance that they will dominate the actual races—a statement seconded by General Manager Uy.
“The qualifying time trials went well since our riders are used to wet races. It actually depends on their skills because you cannot push the engine power to its limit on a wet track, or else their motorbikes will slip,” explained Chief Mechanic Joji Sanvictores.
Even the threat of inclement weather couldn’t dissuade the persistent 4S1M-Yamaha Racing Team on the second day of the race. Jeff Teopengco hit the track with the latest Yamaha R15 with its mechanical upgrades and a new VVA engine—powered by a 155.1 cc single cylinder, SOHC, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected mill coupled to a 6-speed gearbox. Teopengco dominated the first race finishing six laps and continued ruling the second race with a 7-second difference leaving other riders behind. Co-racing under the Moto IR Division, Paul Mark Doblada and Herbert Lopez finished a lauded performances.
In the other key category, it was a victorious moment for Mark Djerick Ondillo who started struggling on his first race–even crashing on his first lap. But with his mettle to win, he continued the race with a hurt arm and managed to finish second in the 115 UBK Novice Category.
John Emerson Inguito, who was the newest addition to the team, showed off his maneuvering skills winning second place under 150 Open Underbone. “I am very happy that I won the race, considering the fact that I am against other skilled racers,” he shared.
Meanwhile, Herbert Lopez posted a respectable finish throughout the race, standing second place in the overall ranking under the 150 Underbone Division, only five points behind the current lead.
This winning streak of 4S1M-Yamaha Racing Team sets more determination in conquering the fifth leg of the Eneos Motorsport Championships happening on September 2 and 3 at the Batangas Racing Circuit.
4S1M Yamaha Racing Team was very thankful for the full support of their sponsors gearing them up for a triumphant result: BRT Philippines, JM Mirasol Advertising, Replica Pro, Racing Force, Marton batteries, MP, RK Racing Chain, Gazi Philippines Official, Moto Garage PH, Nissin, Jersey Haven, MDS, FDR, and Racing Boy Philippines.
For more information on 4S1M and 4S1M Yamaha Racing Team powered by BRT and Racing Force, interested parties may visit its showroom located at Racing Force, 2nd Avenue along Rizal Avenue, Caloocan City; visit their website at http://sumracing.com.ph/; or like its Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/forcespeed1m/.