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Sablaya defends 1st place in Honda Pilipinas Dream Cup 2019


A tough yet challenging wet race welcomed the competing racers during Round 4 of Honda Pilipinas Dream Cup 2019, held at the Clark International Speedway last August 3 and 4, 2019.

Qualifying Round

Despite the downpour, the riders were able to cautiously make their best time using their CBR150R bikes. Marco Ventinilla (Rider #09) rose up and came back at the 3rd Place of the grid, while Travhys Paralejas (Rider #05) finished in 4th, leaving both with a 0.542 seconds difference between themselves. Chino Hung (Rider #06), on the other hand, secured 2nd Place on the grid as he failed to steal the Pole Position from Jakob Sablaya (Rider #01).

Race 1

At the start of the race, the riders at the front row dominated the round, but it was Travhys Paralejas  who managed to slice through the front pack and battle with Chino Hung  and Jakob Sablaya. At the peak of this race, an interesting result emerged as Travhys Paralejas  grabbed the 1st Place, followed by Chino Hung from Jakob Sablaya , who slid off. Although Travhys Paralejas  was able to take the lead, he was not able to maintain it and slid off as well, making Chino Hung  the victor of Race 1, despite a 10 second penalty due to a jump start at the beginning of the race. Jakob Sablaya  came in 2nd place after regaining his composure inside the race track from a minor crash and was able to overtake 7 riders in the race. Marco Ventinilla , meanwhile, maintained his post at the 3rd spot thanks to his consistency in his performance.

Race 2
A defining round urged Marco Ventinilla  to give his best as he raced head-to-head with Kokoy Mangibin  to claim the 3rd spot on a 0.05-second difference. Meanwhile, Chino Hung (Rider #06)challenged leading racer Jakob Sablaya  in the whole 6 lap round as he was trying to make his attack following Jakob Sablaya from behind. However, his gap was not enough to take the win as he finished 2nd Place with a 0.039-second difference only from Rider (Jakob Sablaya). To sum up the results of Round 4, a defined comeback win was established by Chino Hung and Marco Ventinilla as they finished 2nd Place and 3rd Place, while Jakob Sablaya remains the number one contender of the Honda Pilipinas Dream Cup 2019.Meanwhile, all riders exhibited an impressive race despite the wet race track. This situation also showcased how talented these young riders are, as well as their capability to make the race even more exciting.