Honda Pilipinas Dream Cup Try-out 2019 Begins

Nothing can stop for Honda Pilipinas Dream Cup Try-out which kicks-off on January 26, at the Clark International Speedway in Pampanga. Honda will be selecting nine talented young riders who will participate in the official races and will undergo for training.

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The Motor Sports program aims to develop young riders in motorcycle racing using a specific one make race machine, namely the CBR150R - a 150cc, MotoGP DNA motorcycle.

HDPC aims young riders to qualify for international race programs of Honda and immerse in different environments to become better and equipped for competition.

Several riders registered as the day began, and the program was officially opened by HPI’s Adviser for Motorsports, Mr. Ryosuke Arai. Then Mr. Gilbert Sison, Group Head for Motorsports, welcomed the esteemed judges tasked to select the riders, namely racing coach Joey Rivero and Troy Alberto, international racer and HPI’s representative in Thai Talent Cup and Asia Talent Cup last 2018. They also oriented the participants on the try-out process and session inside the 4.2 km Race Track. Also present in the event is Mr. Eduardo Lumague, president– Unified Sports and Racing Association (USRA).

Riders of the ages twelve to seventeen were qualified to participate in the program to pursue their passion of racing and hone their skills through the Honda Racing Clinic, which will be taught by Joey Rivero himself.

At 10AM, sessions on the track began, with four sessions held in total and a Final Shoot out at the end. Riders showcased their skills and were evaluated by Rivero, Alberto, and Sison. Finally, nine riders and one reserve were able to qualify for HPDC, which are the following:

Carl James “Chino” P. Hung
Kurt Tristan “Ostong” Villanueva
Michael Nicol D. Lee
Christopher John “Kokoy” Mangibin
Sean Andrej Ondillo
Marco Gil D. Ventenilla
Joshua Gabriel S. De Leon
Travhys Ivan Joe Paralejas
Alfred Jakob Sablaya
Familiar names such as reigning HPDC champion Alfred Jakob Sablaya and strong contender Sean Andrej Ondillo rejoins the competition, to be challenged by several new and promising talents.

With this, HPI looks forward to the upcoming HPDC Rounds with the young riders along with the accompanying Racing Clinic. Here is the schedule:

Event                                                        Date                     Circuit
Honda Racing Clinic 1                                 Apr. 27   Batangas Racing Circuit
Round 1                                                       May 4-5   Batangas Racing Circuit
Round 2                                                       Jun. 1-2   Batangas Racing Circuit
Honda Racing Clinic 2                                Jun. 29   Batangas Racing Circuit
Round 3                                                       Jul. 6-7   Clark International Speedway
Round 4                                                      Aug. 3-4   Clark International Speedway
Honda Racing Clinic 3                               Aug. 31      Batangas Racing Circuit
Round 5                                                       Sep 7-8   Batangas Racing Circuit
Round 6                                                       Oct 5-6  Clark International Speedway

The HPDC is running in the same schedule with the National Motorcycle Circuit Racing Championship and is sanctioned by Unified Sports and Racing Association (USRA).

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