December 13, 2017 By C! Magazine Staff

Team Suzuki Pilipinas bags 2nd overall championship win at 2017 Suzuki Asian Challenge

The race season ends with Philippines winning overall for the second time

After a tough battle with other Asian contenders, Team Suzuki Pilipinas was able to grab a 2ndoverall championship win at the 2017 Suzuki Asian Challenge, a first for the Philippines at the single-make race hosted by Suzuki Motor Corporation.

The final round saw the country’s frontrunner April King Mascardo (#16) and Eane Jaye Sobretodo (#22) working together to secure the overall standing at 2nd place. Qualifying saw both riders off to a good start, but Mascardo low-sided mid-way on his first lap, which required his bike to be fixed. Despite the setback, and with only 7 minutes remaining, Mascardo was able to qualify 4th on the grid. Race 1 saw Mascardo achieving his 4th podium win of the season with a 2nd place win against contenders from Thailand on their home court. Race 2 had Sobretodo pacing the lead pack for Mascardo to successfully catch up from behind.

Here is the summary of Team Suzuki Pilipinas wins over the season:

Round 1– Johor International Circuit

Race 1 – Mario Borbon Jr. – 1st Place

Race 2 – April King Mascardo – 1st Place Round 2 – Chang International Circuit

Race 1 – April King Mascardo – 1st Place Round 4 – Sentul International Circuit

Race 1 – April King Mascardo – 2nd Place Round 5 – Chang International Circuit

Race 1 – April King Mascardo – 2nd Place

Overall Standings

2nd Overall – April King Mascardo

8th Overall – Eane Jaye Sobretodo

9th Overall – Mario Borbon Jr.

Team Suzuki Pilipinas raced this season with strong contenders from Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

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