Clark—Honda Philippines, Inc. officially began its 2019 Motorsports season by conducting the Honda Pilipinas Dream Cup Tryouts last January 26 at the Clark International Speedway in Pampanga in an event serving as the official selection process for nine talented young riders who will participate in the official races and undergo training in the Honda Racing Clinic.
HPDC is a Motor Sports program of HPI which aims to develop young riders in motorcycle racing using a specific one make race machine, namely the CBR150R - a 150cc, MotoGP DNA motorcycle.
The HPDC is also a step up program of HPI to young riders to qualify for international race programs of Honda and immerse in different environments to become better equipped for competitions.
The program was officially opened by HPI’s Adviser for Motorsports Ryosuke Arai, before Gilbert Sison, Group Head for Motorsports, welcomed the judges tasked to select the riders, namely racing coach Joey Rivero and Troy Alberto, international racer and HPI’s representative in Thai Talent Cup and Asia Talent Cup last 2018. They also oriented the participants on the try-out process and session inside the 4.2 km Race Track. Also present in the event was Eduardo Lumague, president– Unified Sports and Racing Association.
Riders from ages 12 to 17 qualified to participate in the program to pursue their passion of racing and hone their skills through the Honda Racing Clinic, taught by Rivero himself.
Familiar names such as reigning HPDC champion Alfred Jakob Sablaya and strong contender Sean Andrej Ondillo rejoined the competition, to be challenged by several new and promising talents.
The HPDC is running in the same schedule with the National Motorcycle Circuit Racing Championship and is sanctioned by USRA.
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