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Honda Pilipinas Dream Cup 2019: Jakob Sablaya defends 1st rank as Marco Ventinilla, Carl James Hung set exciting comeback

Carl James Hung, Jakob Sablaya, Marco Ventinilla

Carl James Hung, Jakob Sablaya, Marco Ventinilla

A tough yet challenging wet race welcomed the competing racers during the Round 4 of Honda Pilipinas Dream Cup 2019 at the Clark International Speedway at the Clark Freeport Zone in Mabalacat, Pampanga, Philippines from August 3-4, 2019. In the end, Alfred Jakob Sablaya, Carl James Hung and Marco Ventinilla emerged as the winners.

Qualifying Round

Despite the downpour, the riders was able to cautiously make their best time using their CBR150R. Ventinilla (Rider #09) rose up and came back at the 3rd Place of the grid while Travhys Paralejas (Rider #05) in 4th with a 0.542 seconds difference with each other. Hung (Rider #06), on the other hand, secured  2nd Place on the grid as he failed to steal the Pole Position from 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 (Rider #05) who managed to slice in the front pack and able to battle with Chino Hung (Rider #06)and Jakob Sablaya (Rider #01). At the peak of this race, an interesting result emerged as Travhys Paralejas (Rider #05) grabbed the 1st Place followed by Hung (Rider #06) from Jakob Sablaya (Rider #01), who slide off. Although Paralejas (Rider #05) was able to take the lead, but he was not able to maintain and slide off as well, making Hung (Rider #06) the victor of Race 1, despite a 10 sec. penalty due to a jumpstart at the beginning of the race.

Sablaya (Rider #01) came in 2nd place after regaining his composure inside the race track from a minor crash and able to manage to overtake 7 riders in the race. Ventinilla (Rider #09), meanwhile, maintained his post at the 3rd spot due to his consistency in his performance.

Race 2

A defining round urged Ventinilla (Rider #09) to give his best as he raced head-to-head with Kokoy Mangibin (Rider #09) to claim the 3rd spot on a 0.05-second difference.  Meanwhile, Hung (Rider #06)  challenged leading racer Sablaya (Rider #01) in the whole 6 lap round as he was trying to make his attack following Sablaya from behind, but his gap was not enough to take the win as he finished 2nd Place with a 0.039-second difference only from Sablaya (Rider #01).

To sum up the results of Round 4, a defined comeback win was established by Hung and Ventinilla as they finished 2nd Place and 3rd Place, while 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.

This motorsport activity is sponsored by, Idemitsu, KTC Kyoto Tools, NGK Spark Plugs, NHK Helmet, Racing Boy, RK Takasago Chain, Threebond, Pirelli Tires, ARacer, Speedtek and Zero to Podium Racing School.

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