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Leyte rider gears up for Dipolog 4x4 Offroad challenge

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By RONALD O. REYES (SunStar Philippines)

FREDIE Segovia, a topnotch Motul Offroad rider from Ormoc City, is set to compete in the Dipolog City’s 4x4 Offroad challenge on July 27-28 after his big win in San Carlos City over the weekend.

Segovia, a lone competitor from Leyte, started competing in said extreme motorsports last year.

He had his first award during the Cebu-Sinulog 1st 4x4 Offroad challenge in January, placing third in the said national competition.

A member of the Ormoc 4 Wheelers Club, Segovia thanked his family and sponsors in his upcoming Maxxis 4x4 Cup Philippines in Dipolog, in partnership with the National Association of Filipino Off-Roaders (NasFOR), for their support.

He also urged the local government units around Eastern Visayas to support similar event for offroad enthusiasts in the region.

Meanwhile, Segovia said beginners in offroad racing must undergo training and lessons on technical skills, timing and momentum.

“As beginners, you must know the capability of your offroad vehicle, the power, the durability and the proper set-up. Not just good look of your vehicle, but the under chassis set-up is the most important,” Segovia told SunStar Philippines.

Segovia, 36, is also a proud member of the Navara Nation Philippines-Eastern Visayas Chapter whose group is behind the various humanitarian activities in poor communities around the region.