The Yamaha Sight Safe Run returns for its second year to set the benchmark again for fuel-efficiency.
For the first of three legs in Luzon, contestants headed to Cainta, Rizal. Besides promotoing fuel-efficient riding, Adventure Team Philippines President, Francis Rivera hopes the Yamaha Sight Sight Run will promote the various riding routes, destinations and sites. By holding it in Rizal, it is envisioned that riders who enjoy the scenery of the province will be encouraged to learn more about protecting the wildlife and tourism in the area.
Before heading out, all participating motorcycles were filled to the brim with fuel. Filling up was monitored by an event marshall. Fuel tanks were then signed and sealed to prevent any tampering.
The route began at the Yamaha 3S Shop in Ortigas Extension, heading 24 kilometers up to Motortrade, Tanay. Competitors then turned around and headed back to Petron CDV Ortigas to wrap up the 164-km challenge. The run lasted 4 hours and 49 minutes.
Earning the highest fuel efficiency was Victor Dagaas, with a record of 110km/l, followed by Reymart Dumandan in second (103 km/l), and Marlon Aloba at third (101.23 km/l) All of the top 10 riders from this leg will go on to compete in the final leg.
Apart from the private motorists, members of the media were also encouraged to join with Lance Arvie Ruiz of Drive2Ride PH racking up 94.29km/l.
The Yamaha Sight Safe Run continues with a second leg in Quezon Province on April 28.