D-MAX Multisport Team

On September 26, 2011, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) officially launched the Isuzu D-MAX Cycling Team. Under the hood of the D-MAX Cycling Team are members from the South Cycling team (founded by Fredrick Farr and Alvin Timbol) and Team Prima Racing.

Having decided to ride unified under the banner of Isuzu in 2010, the two teams, now collectively known as the D-MAX Cycling Team, have since then enjoyed the success of having several podium finishes in both downhill and cross country cycling events in both domestic and international competitions. The D-MAX Cycling Team also takes pride in hosting a number of racers who compete in both professional and executive races.

Isuzu D-MAX Rider Profiles

FREDERICK FARR
(Team Captain and Coach)
  • Born August 16, 1971
  • One of the founders of South Cycle Corporation
  • Fondly called by his close friends and the mountain biking community as “Coach Eboy”
  • One of the most decorated and accomplished cross country riders in the Philippines.
  • Specializes in Down Hill, Four Cross, Dirt Jumping and Cross Country in the Open Elite Category.
  • Started biking at the of 14 in BMX Track racing and shifted to professional Motocross Racing from 1992 to 2001. Had a major motor cross racing accident 2011 and rested for a year from racing. Got into mountain biking 2002 while recovering from his injuries and never looked back since.
  • Became Head Coach of the Philippine Mountain Biking Team from 2005 to 2007.
  • Led the Philippine team to a Silver and Bronze finish in the 2005 SEA Games and a Gold in the 2007 SEA Games in Thailand.
DUNN LAWRENCE SAHAGUN
(Team Manager)
  • Born April 14, 1973
  • Co-Manages the team with Chuckie Marcelo
  • Concentrated in Power Lifting and Muay Thai 2005 (current Chairman of The Philippine Kick Boxing Council).
  • Decided to shift to mountain biking 2008 and joined the South Cycle team
  • Regularly joins Cross Country racing events in the Executives category
FRANCIS LEONARD MARCELO
(Team Co-Manager)
  • Born December 29, 1976
  • Fondly called “Chucky”
  • Started biking since 2008 and has been regularly joining in races in the Executives category.
  • Chucky not only manages the cycling team of Prima Paste but also the Badminton and Basketball team of the organization. He is also a photography and R/C Scale aficionado.
ALVIN TIMBOL
(Team Co-Captain)
  • Born February 5, 1972
  • Co-founder of South Cycle Corporation
  • More popularly known in the mountain biking community as “Alvin Crazy” because of his kamikaze style of riding.
  • Fell in love with mountain biking four years ago and regularly competes in Downhill and Cross Country Races in the Executives Category. Alvin won 6th place in the Singapore National Cycling Championships just this year.
  • Alvin is currently training for duathlon events.
JOHN DERRICK FARR
 
  • Born July 10, 1996
  • One of the youngest but most accomplished members of the group.
  • Started riding at the age of 4, started racing at the age of 7.
  • Fondly called as “Jerich”
  • Has dominated both the Downhill and Cross Country races in the Novice category and the ages 16 and below.
  • Jerich is now considered as a semi-pro and preparing to join the open elite category races next year.
  • When he comes of age, Jerich is a definite shoe in for the Philippine Team. He is practically a household name amongst active mountain bike riders, just like his dad “Coach Eboy”
JOHN MICHAEL MAPACPAC
 
  • Born December 23, 1986 2028
  • The teams strongest Cross Country rider, JM started with Road Bikes.
  • A constant podium finisher since 2009, JM has had several first place finished in both local and international races, recently getting a silver medal for the Philippines in the recently held Singapore National Cycling Event 2028
  • Also, one of the original team Prima riders.
EDWARD TUAZON
 
  • Born July 29, 1963
  • The ledest amongst the group…more popularly known in the mountain biking community as “Lolo Unyo”
  • Presently competes under the Masters Catergory (41 years old an above category)
  • Probably the most accomplished rider in the group, winning championships and podium finishes in local races since 1991 until present.
TOGS REYES
 
  • Born December 1, 1973
  • Has a degree in Computer Science and currently works for a big real estate corporation, Togs regularly races for the team in the executives and occasionally the singe speed category.
  • One of the original riders of Team Prima Pasta
  • Has had several good finishes the past year including 1st place finished in the Super D and Mayor Dolor Race in Carmona Cavite.
TRISTAN JUNE OLEGARIO
 
  • Born June 3, 1979
  • Fondly called “Tan Tan”, Tristan is a Civil Engineer and a Licensed Real Estate Broker by profession.
  • Tan Tan is the team’s rider for Megaman events (200 lbs and above)
  • He boasts of several championship winnings such as Megaman Champion in the Hacienda 2010 race.
  • Competes in both Downhill and Cross Country events.
THEO BARTOLOME
 
  • Born January 10, 1975%u2028
  • Theo enjoys Running, Boxing and of course Mountain Biking.
  • Theo has been actively racing for the team in both the Downhill and Cross Country Executives Category.
  • Theo has also had some good finishes for the past 3 years.
ENRIQUE ALONZO TIMBOL
 
  • Born October 28, 2003
  • The youngest team member
  • Fondly called “Enzo”
  • Also plays soccer.
  • Started competing at the age of 5 in Cross Country and Downhill events.
CHRISTOPHER PATRICIO
 
  • Born December 15, 1967
  • Chris has a Masters Degree for Accounting and Management from FEU
  • Has four children who happen to be as athletic as he is being part of the varsity of De La Salle Zobel in Swimming and Basketball.
EUGENIO "JING" MALABANAN
 
  • Born July 29, 1973
  • Jing has a degree in Agricultural Engineering from Cavite State University and a degree in Criminology from the University of Lasalete
  • Jing is an Airport Policeman for the Manila International Airport Authority

Cycling Profile:

  • Mt. Banoy DH challenge, Batangas City - Nov. 13, 2011
    - 1st place, DH executive category
  • Phillipine Adventure Race, Clark Airbase, Pampanga - Oct. 29, 2011
    - 1st place, DH executive category
  • 4th Ross Independence day DH challenge, San Mateo Rizal - June 12, 2011
    - 1st place, DH executice category
  • DH Xtrene III, Tiaong, Quezon - April 17, 2011
    - 6th place, DH intermediae category
  • MTG downhill cup , Los Banos Laguna - April 10, 2011
    - 6th place, DH intermediate category
  • Dirt weekend, Nuvali, Sta Rosa, Laguna - 2010
    - 1st place, DH executive category
    - 4th place, 4X event
  • Land Rover Dirt fest Alabang - Aug. 14, 2010
    - 3rd place, XC Single speed category
  • 7th Terry Larazabal Bike Festival , Subic Zambales - April 2010
    - 1st place, DH executive category
  • Pinsao urban-mix Downhill, Baguio City - May 16, 2010
    - 1st place, DH executive category

Othe Activities

  • Practical Shootinc Competition PPSA Sanction Match
    - Level 1&2, Production Division, Lawman Category
NOEL M. SALVADOR
 
  • Noel is a Triathlete and a Thriatlon & Swimming Coach
  • He was a member of the Philippine Triathlon Team from 2002-2006
  • Was a Member of SEA Games Team Philippines in 2005

Accomplishments (Date, Event, Ranking)

  • Dec 04, 2011 : EXTRIBE OFFROAD TRIATHLON LA LUZ BATANGAS
    - 3rd Place Open Category
  • Dec 11, 2011 : BACOLOD OFFROAD DUATHLON RACE BACOLOD CITY
    - 2nd Place Open Category
  • Oct. 23, 2011 : EXTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MAUI HA
    - 1st Filipino Finisher
  • Oct. 06, 2011 : WHITE ROCK LONG DISTANCE TRI ZAMBALES
    - 2nd Place 35-39 Category
  • Aug.14, 2011 : COBRA IRONMAN PHILIPPINES CAMSUR
    - Finisher Filipino Elite
  • May 02, 2011 : SUBIT INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON SUBIC,ZAMBALES
    - 2nd Place 35-39 Category
  • Mar 23, 2011 : EXTERRA PHILIPPINES CHAMPIONSHIP CEBU CITY
    - 3rd Place Filipino Elite
  • Jan.15, 2011 : FINISH LINE OFFROAD DUATHLON RACE NUVALI, LAGUNA
    - 3rd Place Open
  • May 01, 2010 : SUBIT INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP SUBIC ZAMBALES
    - 2nd Place 35-39 Category
  • Oct. 15, 2010 : WHITE ROCK LONG DISTANCE TRI ZAMBALES
    - 3rd Place Open Category
  • Dec 03, 2010 : EXTRIBE OFFROAD TRIATHLON LA LUZ, BATANGAS
    - 2nd Place Open Category
  • Oct 10, 2009 : WHITE ROCK LONG DISTANCE TRI ZAMBALES
    - 2nd Place Open category
  • Dec 05, 2009 : EXTRIBE OFFROAD TRIATHLON LALUZ BATANGAS
    - 1st Place Open Category
JESUS MARCO AYRAN DEL CARMEN
 
  • Born Sept 11, 1995
  • Started Mountain Biking in June 2010
  • Has racing experience in XC and Super D
  • Is currently exploring the possibilities of venturing Down Hill Biking
  • Placed 3rd in the XC category of the first bike race he ever joined, and 2nd in the Super D Race in his respective category
  • "Macoy" is also into running and swimming