New champions were crowned at the Yamaha Grand Prix 8 Finals, the culmination of Yamaha a four-leg one make race series for several classes of Yamaha motorcycles. This marks the end of the series’ eighth staging, with each season serving as a venue for finding new racing talent.

Champions crowned at Yamaha Grand Prix 8 Finals

The Yamaha GP was kicked off by none other than Yamaha’s MotoGP riders, Valentino “The Doctor” Rossi and Maverick “Top Gun” Viñales at Robinsons Novaliches last February.

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Champions crowned at Yamaha Grand Prix 8 Finals

The series then held legs in SM City Cebu, and Digos Sports Complex in Davao del Sur.

Champions crowned at Yamaha Grand Prix 8 Finals

For its finals at Rizal Park in Luneta, the national site was converted into a race track bathed in the brightness of overhead floodlights.

Champions crowned at Yamaha Grand Prix 8 Finals

New to the race was the Yamaha Sight 115, the latest underbone of the motorcycle manufacturer, designed to provide performance through efficiency and simplicity.

Champions crowned at Yamaha Grand Prix 8 Finals

This final round saw the best riders from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao battle it out for supremacy. The motorcycle classes were composed of Fun Race AT, Fun Race UB, AT 160 Open, Sight 115, Vega Force 115i, and Sniper 150.

Champions crowned at Yamaha Grand Prix 8 Finals

By nightfall, the winners of each category was crowned, forming the newly minted Yamaha Team Pilipinas. The champions will be taking the Philippines to the next level of global racing dominance.

Podium finishers are as follows:

FUN RACE AT

1st – Kenneth Coronel

2nd – Jasper Beltran

3rd – Allan Dela Cruz

 

FUN RACE UB

1st – Gary Taplador

2nd – Mark Kian Santos

3rd – Joey Villaester

 

AT 160 OPEN

1st – Miko Montano

2nd – Aljon Valencia

3rd – Allan Dela Cruz

 

YAMAHA SIGHT 115

1st – Gian Carlo Mauricio

2nd – John Paul Lantape

3rd – Clint Jay Sande

 

VEGA FORCE 115i

1st – McDon Sande

2nd – Vingie Coloma

3rd – Masato Fernando

 

SNIPER 150

1st – Ephraim Onahon

2nd – Garry Caneda

3rd – Durraine Dan Carlos