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Palawan International Circuit stint is a Learning Experience for Racer Ryan Sy of PCRC.

Every competition in general is a learning experience. When one sees that each and every tournament can teach something about oneself, then one can understand the spirit of racing specifically Karting.

In the case of young kid racer Ryan Sy, every race event on different racetracks is a different challenge for each tourney. Prior to the Petron Blaze 100 ROK GP Karting Series in Palawan, Ryan emerged as one of the frontrunners in statistical points (2nd place) for leadership in the Philippines Junior Class Nationals scorecard having performed well in the 1st round of Rotax Max Philippines Challenge held last April 2022 in a different track which is Carmona Racing Circuit in Cavite. While Carmona can be considered Ryan's practice homecourt because of proximity, the Palawan racetrack is a different battle arena to tackle.

According to technical specs, Palawan International Circuit (PIC) is a 1.3-kilometers-long racetrack in Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa Palawan. Constructed in 2015, the PIC is a technical type of track that has 15 turns that are navigated in a clockwise direction.

In this race event, #79 Ryan has the pace and in fact, managed to place 4th in the Time Trials and even improved into 3rd position in the Qualifying heat just seconds behind the eventual Champion Bern Corpino. But as far as race competition is concerned, it is a well-settled fact that during the race, anything can happen, a race incident or a mechanical breakdown is possible anytime which can make or break you. For Ryan, despite suffering from a race incident after a good rolling start, he bravely persevered to recover, and finish the race avoiding a DNF (Did not Finish). In the forthcoming races, Ryan with his good coachable attitude and his amenability to the go-hard type of training coupled with superb tuning and coaching from his support team as led by veteran international Coach/Tuner Elson Carpio is expected to perform well again. Adding to his good racing skills is the all-out support of his Dad who is always there to support him with time and resources.

When properly coached and trained, motorsports such as karting teaches young children how to handle fame when winning and how to accept graciously a defeat that can happen anytime. As for Ryan, he is gracious in defeat, has moved on, and is now immediately back into training for the forthcoming 2nd Round of the ROTAX MAX Philippines Challenge slated for June 19, 2022.

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