AAP-MSDP AAP MSDP Partners with Petron, Extends Program to Zamboanga
On May 25, 2019, Petron became the official partner of AAP’s Motor Sport Development Program (MSDP) for its fuel, oil, and car lubricant needs. Local motor sport champions who are also MSDP mentors shown with Petron representatives are (L-R) MSDP instructor Art Guevarra, AAP Motorsports Operations Manager Ivan Isada, former Petron Blaze Spiker Pia Gaiser, Petron Location Station Manager Cheska Garcia, MSDP instructor Milo Rivera, MSDP Lead Instructor Vip Isada, AAP Chief Operating Officer Mark Desales, MSDP instructors Henry Buenconsejo and Robbie Hermoso. Behind are three Mazda2 training cars.
On May 25, 2019, Petron Corporationbegan its partnership with the Motor Sport Development Program (MSDP) of the Automobile Association Philippines (AAP) as the official fuel, oil, and lubricant provider.
Petron’s announcement was held concurrently with MSDP’s Module 1 held at Megatent Events Venue in Libis, Quezon City. The team-up aims to broaden the program’s reach and strengthen its advocacy in teaching racing the right way to young drivers.
Led by the father-and-son power duo of MSDP head instructor Vip Isada and AAP Motor Sport Manager Ivan Isada, AAP-MSDB coaches supervised the Module 1 session which was attended by 17 aspiring car racers, media personalities, and motor sport enthusiasts.
The first session out of nine, MSDP Module 1 aims to inculcate racing fundamentals through comprehensive classroom lectures and put these lessons to practical use when the students take turns in conquering the racing course set up at Megatent.
Now on its fifth year, the MSDP is supported by the FIA Sport Grant Program so that drivers ages 16 to 19 get to participate for free, while drivers age 20 and above only need to pay a minimal registration. Before the commencement of lessons, the students are given exclusive AAP goods such as MSDP shirts and notepads.
Zamboangueños welcome the MSDP
Much to the delight of motor sport fans in Zamboanga, the country’s third largest city became the newest addition to the list of MSDP venues for 2019.
The MSDP crew flew south to conduct a Module 1 session on Saturday and the first leg of the MSDP Gymkhana on Sunday at the Zamboanga City Special Economic Zone. Initially, Coach Vip and his team of instructors had scheduled 2019 workshops only in Iloilo, Bacolod, Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro and Metro Manila.
Bryco Maglasang and Kim Julio were two consistent victors during Zamboanga’s first Gymkhana round. Maglasang dominated the 1801 – 2000cc and 2001cc and Up class categories with Julio in second place. The latter snatched the top spot in the 1501 – 1800cc category.
Emir Khan Musali placed first in the 1300cc Below class and Welan Alcavas was first in the the 1301 – 1500cc class.
Aside from Petron Corp., the MSDP is made possible by Mazda Philippines, Bendix Brakes, BlueChem, NWB Wipers, Dynamics Suspension, Rota Wheels, TS Tuning, Hazardboy Performance, Race Motorsports Club, FlatOut Race Series (FORS), Time Attack Manila, Walter Light and Sounds, Aeromed Ambulance Transport, Autoperformance PH, Tatangworks, Clark International Speedway, and Batangas Racing Circuit.
To find out more about MSDP’s latest lineup of activities, as well as to register for the next Module, visit MSDP’s official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/aapmotorsportdevelopmentprogram/.