Veteran Riders of Yamaha Racing Team crowned at IR Grand Prix

Last week, 4S1M-Yamaha Racing Team composed of veteran riders Herbert Lopez, John Emerson Inguito, Jeff Teopengco and Mark Djereck Ondillo, were among the top riders who dominates and took 4 championship cups at the prestigious 11th Inside Racing Grand Prix in Carmona Racing Circuit.

On the first day of the competition, the Yamaha riders impresses the crowd with their twists and turns, acquiring good position results for the race day itself.

Joji Sanvictores, Chief Mechanic of 4S1M, said, “It’s good that at this stage, they’ll have an idea of the kind of track they’ll be driving on. It’s important for them to get the feel of it, to familiarize themselves on how to maneuver through it.”

During the race, the scorching heat did not stop some fans to gather by the bleachers, waiting for their favorite rider to take on the race track. And they were definitely not disappointed. 4S1M’s team captain, Herbert “The Golden Boy” Lopez, proved once more that he is a top gun to beat with a tight race for the Denso Spark Plugs MotoIR GP category.

Riding with his well-calibrated Yamaha R15, Lopez maneuvered expertly through the 20-lap race, not losing the momentum until finishing first place.

Meanwhile, crowd favorite John Emerson “The Hitman” Inguito, riding also his Yamaha R15, followed suit on second place for the same category. Inguito showed grit and determination as he pulled off being third place then snatching second at the last few laps during the Moto IR race. For the Unioil Juniors Elite Trophy 150 UB category, Inguito secured third place aboard his Yamaha Sniper King, demonstrating his excellent motorbike skills on the track despite experiencing a predicament for the YSS Suspension Master Trophy Open UB.

Jeff Teopengco, a racer and raised from Bataan, added another win for the team as he swept through the Carmona race track, dominating in the Denso Spark Plugs MotoIR 2 category. Teopengco, riding his finely-tuned Yamaha R15, maintained pole position throughout the race; having an early lead and displaying brilliant maneuvering expertise.

While Mark Djereck Ondillo displayed a satisfying performance for the 160 automatic novice and 130 automatic novice categories, on board his 130 cc and 160 cc Yamaha Mio.

We are very proud of what the riders and the team have accomplished. All our hard work paid off,” said Team Manager Ronald Uy. “I am very happy that I won the race, considering the fact that I am against other skilled racers,” Inguito shared. Teopengco said that he was satisfied with the outcome of the race, “I am really happy I was able to climb that top spot in the podium at IRGP again, after years of trying,” he added.

The 4S1M-Yamaha Racing Team was sponsored by 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.