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2017 Ironman Challenge

Posted on: January 17, 2017
Wheeltek Motor Sales Corp. Big Bikes Division General Manager Bobby Orbe giving the participants some final reminders before the flag off of the 2017 BOSS Ironman Challenge

Wheeltek Motor Sales Corp., a nationwide dealer of motorcycles in the Philippines is salutes all the finishers of the recently held 12th BOSS Ironman Challenge held at Hotel Stotsenberg Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga.

The Ironman Challenge is a 1200-kilometer endurance event where motorcycles and cars tackle the North Luzon loop and come back to finish the event with in 24 hours.

One of the event’s highlights is the arrival of our rider Micol Puno, who rode the Suzuki GSX-S1000 naked sports bike and arriving 3rd overall amidst an event dominated by bigger adventure bikes.

Wheeltek rider Micol Puno shortly after arrival at the finish line

Another highlight of the event was celebrity Gab Valenciano who, even though it was his first time to join such an event, managed to arrive 13th overall against almost 600 participants at the take off. He posted on his Facebook account:

13th out of 500+ riders to complete the challenge. 1,300 kilometers in 13 hours and 30 mins. What a feeling. There is much to improve on, but will enjoy this and let it soak in a little more. Thank you everyone for the love and support! Can’t get over it.

The experience of seeing this country the way a rider does is beyond explanation. What an extremely beautiful nation we live in.

Gab Valenciano riding his Yamaha MT-09 shortly after arrival at the finish line
Pinoy Ninja, mostly riding their Kawasaki adventure bikes celebrating shortly after arrival
Bobby Orbe, who officiated the flag off the night before arrived at the finish line at around 2:40PM