Top racers compete in NAMSSA street racing

The Philippine Star

Posted at Nov 28 2012 02:52 PM | Updated as of Nov 28 2012 10:52 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Road Race Championship, the culminating event of the 2012 NAMSSA Street Racing Development Program, fires off Sunday at SM City Sucat in Parañaque City with the top road racers from Metro Manila and neighboring provinces vying for top honors in various categories.

Events on tap are the 115 Superstock Underbone, 115 Superstock Automatic, 125 Superstock Underbone, Automatic 160, 115 Sports Production, Open 4-stroke, 150 Superstock, Piaggio Club Race, 137 Workshop, Janamarie Racing Club Race and Pocket Bikes.

The races will also decide the 2012 Philippine National Road Race champion and Rider of the Year who along with the national series champions of other motorcycle sports events will be honored in the 2012 NAMSSA Gala Awards Ceremony set on Dec. 19.

The event is supported by SM City Sucat, Gold Rush Global Distribution Corp. (Repsol), Piaggio, Honda Philippines Inc. and recognized by the Philippine Sports Commission and the Philippine Olympic Committee.

With its affiliation with the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the world governing body for motorcycle sports, the Philippine Road Race Championship like all NAMSSA-sanctioned events will be conducted with strict compliance to the technical and safety standards of the FIM.

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Perennial traffic woes and the rising cost of fuel have made scooters and underbone bikes a viable mode of transport across the country in recent years. This brought forth a corresponding increase in motorcycle-related road accidents.

As the PSC and the POC’s duly recognized national sporting association for motorcycle sports in the county, NAMSSA is mandated mandate to develop motorcycle sports athletes from the grassroots, has continuously sought ways to address the problem through its advocacy for motorcycling road safety.