After an impressive showing at the first leg of the Suzuki Asian Challenge (SAC), Team Suzuki Pilipinas is again out to prove doubters wrong as they continue to improve their overall rankings. Held at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand last May 6 to 8, 2016, leg two of this year’s SAC saw newcomer Eane Jay Sobretodo taking impressive strides towards being a consistent top ranker.
Though Sobretodo’s crash during the first practice race sent him reeling to the lowest ranks, he managed to make a strong comeback during the first formal heat. He was able to leapfrog to third place after co-Team Suzuki Pilipinas member April King Mascardo was slapped with a penalty for violating the blue line. Sobretodo also shone brightly during the second heat warm ups wherein he notched the first grid position.
With strong performances from the entire roster, Team Suzuki Pilipinas remains on track towards an overall podium finish. Visayas’ Mario Borbon, Jr. jumped from 11 th overall to 8 th ; Sobretodo inched one rank higher to 5 th ; and Mindanao’s Mascardo sits confidently at 4 th . With two legs of experience under their belt, the whole team is poised to gain more ground in the succeeding races.
The third leg of the Suzuki Asian Challenge will take place on June 3 to 5 at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan. You can follow the country’s finest grassroots racers through www.suzuki.com.ph, www.suzuki-racing.com, and www.facebook.com/suzukibikersfed.