ALL eyes will be on veteran Glenn Aguilar and young daredevil Bornok Mangosong when the Diamond Motor Corporation Supercross returns on March 4 at the MX Messiah Fairgrounds in Taytay, Rizal.
The 42-year-old Aguilar, still regarded as the country’s top rider, renews his rivalry with the 25-year-old Mangosong of Davao when the opening leg of the highly-awaited supercross series kicks off this weekend.
But Sam Tamayo of Generation Congregation and the organizing Xtreme Adrenaline Sports, said during Tuesday's Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at the Golden Phoenix Hotel in Pasay City that other riders are out to give the two favorites a run for their money.
“The others are going to give them a tough fight. This supercross is not just about Glenn and Bornok,” sad Tamayo, a professional rider himself.
Four more legs are on tap on March 25, April 29, May 13 and May 27, according to Elgene Cruz, marketing manager of Xtreme Adrenaline Sports.
Also gracing the forum backed by San Miguel Corporation, Golden Phoenix Hotel, Accel, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. was Joann Silva, marketing officer of Diamond Motor Corporation.
In last year’s supercross, Aguilar carried the colors of KTM Philippines and ruled four of the five legs, denied only of a sweep by Magnosong who won the third leg.
Mangosong vowed to give Aguilar a tougher time in the Pro Open Production class by joining all five legs this year. He saw action in only one leg last year due to other commitments.
Jon Blaylock, who heads the corporate planning, marketing and sales strategy of Diamond Motor, said the giant automobile distributor is excited to once again present the supercross.
Aside from great action in the amateurs, ladies, veterans, novice, legends, kids, exectutive, underbone and local endure, the supercross will also offer a fusion of music, fun and games.