Sunday, December 10, 2017

Yamaha Dominates Motorace Championship at Kart zone, Cebu

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Yamaha’s excellence in the racing circuit is know the world over that is why it comes to no surprise who rules the Philippine racetracks. What really makes this interesting is the riders will be assigned to their motorcycle via draw lots; putting not just personal skill to the test but also the greatness of the machine. The top motorcycle manufacturers prepared for a competition that puts the spotlight on their innovations.

The 150cc category featured the Yamaha Sniper 150 leading the way against a field of Honda RS150 riders. It was a tough and challenging battle with top tier talent manning the rival manufacturer but in the end, Rj Commendador stamped the class of the Sniper 150 during the match. The 130-category presented a tough task of outperforming an entire pack of adversaries. Using the Vega Force I, Garry Caneda one upped the competition in the underbone race. This was the same case for him in the 130 AT open in a lineup that saw him and the Mio Sporty outnumbered but still managed to capture the top spot. The most exciting matchup for the day was during the all-female category where Chloe Mallari and C-Let Cuizon bagged the 1st and 2nd place respectively on Yamaha’s Mio i 125, taking down their rival manufacturer.

Although facing tough competition and outnumbered in every turn, Yamaha proved that they can’t easily be outclassed on the track. The combination of talented riders and World Class motorcycles only yield one result, dominance.

Meet the Nine Grand Finalists of Asia’s Got Talent Season 2 Vote for your Favorite Act Now!

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The Asia’s Got Talent Season 2 Grand Final was held Thursday at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, which turned out to be the most thrilling night of the year. Fans have voted and judges have made their picks; so here are the nine grand finalists of this high-octane season:

· Indonesian singer and harpist Angela July (#AGTVote2) impressed the judges so much that she received the first judges’ pick of the season. With her angelic harp and powerful vocals, Angela is this season’s singing sensation.

“Tonight, you were the very best version of yourself.”
- David Foster.

· Philippines’ beatboxer Neil Rey Garcia Llanes (#AGTVote6) returned this season determined to make it to the Grand Final. His awe-inspiring vocal percussion ability has made him a social phenomenon on Facebook and YouTube.

“I was very much impressed by you from the first season, but then you came back and stepped it up…I’m really hoping that you go very, very far.” - Anggun

· It takes a lot of work to sync his dancing with his visual art, but the hosts’ Golden Buzzer pick, Canion Shijirbat (#AGTVote8) from Mongolia delivered a truly unique performance in both of his auditions. Will he be able to take his performance to the next level in the Grand Final?

“I love unique…I love your brain and what you’ve created. Bravo!” - David Foster.  

· Jay Park’s Golden Buzzer, Kyrgyzstan’s ADEM Dance Crew’s (#AGTVote9) delivered yet again with a strong ‘Night in the Museum’ inspired performance that received a standing ovation from the audience. But facing strong competitors like DM-X, can ADEM emerge victorious?

“I got to give you props for how much you’ve sacrificed and go through for your craft, I got to give you props.”
- Jay Park  

· If there’s one act that truly represented this season of Asia’s Got Talent unpredictability, it would have to be Indonesian viral sensation The Sacred Riana (#AGTVote11). Her Asia’s Got Talent performance clips have been viewed over 70 million times on YouTube and Facebook globally, making her a hot favourite.

“I think I peed in my pants a little. Very unique. It was scary but was still entertaining at the same time. Great overall.” -Jay Park

· Hailing from The Philippines, DM-X Comvalenoz (#AGTVote16) knows how to put on a show! In the midst of rocking it out, they pulled a 180 to show us the feminine side of their group, performing a dance that was a perfect blend of sexy, glamour and class.

“As far as the dance performance go, I think you guys have it all. You have the full package, you have everything. So good job!” – Jay Park.

· Taiwanese child prodigy Feng E (#AGTVote19) received David Foster’s Golden Buzzer AND judges’ pick, making him a double threat. His talent is unparalleled in this competition but he faces a tough opponent in another judges’ pick, Angela July. It will be an epic battle for sure!

“If I could push the Golden Buzzer again, I would do it. There might not even be another person that could play the ukulele like you.” - David Foster

· Representing Malaysia, illusionist Sobhi Shaker (#AGTVote23) has been declared the best magician that David Foster has ever seen. This Syrian refugee’s inspiring story and reason to win Asia’s Got Talent makes him one of the most compelling act to watch this season.

“That performance was flawless, that was the best performance of the night. I have never experienced goosebumps during a magic performance. Thank you.” - Anggun

· Flyers from the south, Philippines’ Urban Crew (#AGTVote24) gave 110% of their hearts and souls with an adrenaline pumping ninja-style dance, complete with inhuman jumps, flips and spins, straight out of an anime! The passionate crew is dancing for a cause, to help kids stay off the streets. 

“The stunts and moves are definitely the most difficult I have ever seen. You guys are world-class in my eyes.” - Jay Park

In the Grand Final episode, all nine grand finalists gave the performance of their lifetime without the help of the Golden Buzzer or judges’ pick. All nine acts will be up for public voting and only one act can win Asia’s Got Talent and the grand prize of US$100,000. Voting opens until 13 December, 11:59pm, and fans can vote via Facebook Hashtag, Facebook Messenger and Google Search. For more information on voting, visit

Asia’s Got Talent Season 2 will culminate next Thursday, 14 December at 8:30pm on AXN with the Results Show. To follow the journey of this season’s acts, check out #AXNAsia and #AsiasGotTalent.

Asia’s Got Talent is the 67th adaptation of the Guinness-World-Record-breaking hit “Got Talent” format, which was created by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and is co-produced by FremantleMedia. The “Got Talent” format is officially the most successful reality TV format in history and currently airs in 186 countries.

Asia’s Got Talent is supported by presenting sponsor Traveloka, the leading travel booking app for all flight and hotel needs; sponsoring partner Great Eastern Life, the market leader in the conventional life insurance business and the largest life insurer in Malaysia by asset size; and GoDaddy, the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures.

In the Philippines, Asia’s Got Talent is brought to you by Cherifer, Tangkad Sagad, KFC Delivery and Vivo Smart Phone.

Marina Bay Sands, Asia’s leading business, leisure and entertainment destination, is the official venue partner of Asia’s Got Talent.

@AsiasGotTalent / #AXNAsia / #AsiasGotTalent / #AsiasGotTalentAuditions

AXN is available on Cablelink Channel 38, Cignal Channel 121, Destiny Cable Channel 49, Dream Satellite TV Channel 20, G Sat Channel 51, and SKYCable Channel 49. AXN HD is available on SKYCable Channel 247.

Another History Made by Team Suzuki Pilipinas as SAC Capped the 2017 Season

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After a series of podium wins and head to head battle with other Asian contenders, Team Suzuki Pilipinas concluded the Suzuki Asian Challenge (SAC) 2017 which runs in conjunction with the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) with a 2nd Overall Championship win - a first of the country at the said single-make race hosted by Suzuki Motor Corporation and is produced by Team Kagayama.

The final round saw the country's frontrunner April King Mascardo (#16) and Eane Jaye Sobretodo (#22) working together to secure the former's overall standing at 2nd place. On to the qualifying, both were on a good start but Mascardo low side crashed mid-way to his first lap which required him to go out of the track to have his bike fixed. With only 7 minutes remaining, Mascardo went back on the track and still managed to get the 4th position on the grid. Race 1 showed Mascardo achieving his 4th podium win of the season with a 2nd place win against contenders from Thailand on their homecourt. Race 2 capped with Sobretodo preserving the pace of the lead pack for Mascardo to catch up from the 2nd pack which he successfully did. 

Getting the championship title is Punchana Kulrojchalalai of Thailand who also got the 3rd and 1st podium win during Races 1 & 2 respectively. Following on 3rd place is Japan’s Tetsuya Fajita who finished 2nd place on Race 2. 

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. This year, the SAC riders competed on board the revolutionary Suzuki GSX-R150 – the sportbike that will transform the lightweight class. Taking design inspiration and technology from the GSX-R1000R, the GSX-R150 is a fully faired sportbike bearing the same DNA of Suzuki’s champion motorcycle – GSX-R1000R. The new GSX-R150 is the newest addition by Suzuki to the Asian market which uses a backbone frame. The street version has a size of 2020mm X 700mm X 1,075mm, with a wheelbase of 1300mm. The weight is 131kg with an engine of 147.3cc with a maximum horsepower of 14.1kW. SAC modified this base machine geared towards racing.

The team’s performance at the SAC 2017 Season underscored that the objectives of the race are achieved. Exposing and training these riders to be world class champions is the main advocacy of the program. This historical win also proves that the Filipinos are a strong force to be reckoned with in the world of motorsports.
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