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Petron supports BMW's 12th BOSS Ironman Challenge

By Patrick Alcantara - on 13 Jan 2017, 11:05am

Petron supports BMW's 12th BOSS Ironman Challenge

Petron Corporation is continuing its support for the ultimate motorsport endurance event, the BOSS Ironman Challenge. Founded by the BMW Owners Society of Saferiders (BOSS), the challenge is the first of its kind to be organized in the country, debuting in 2005.

Now running on its twelfth consecutive year, the 2017 staging will kick-off at midnight of January 14. The event is open to motorcycles with engine displacement of 400cc and over, and any type of road-worthy vehicle.

Billed as a test of personal endurance and not a race, the BOSS Ironman Challenge will not have any winners or even a published list of finishers. Instead, participants are expected to gain the psychic reward of knowing that they were able to tackle the grueling 24-hour ride across 1,200-kilometers, while testing their road safety and navigation skills and, at the same time, proving their will to endure.

The 1,200-kilometer route kicks off from Clark, Pampanga, traversing the central and northern Luzon provinces of Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Isabela, Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Benguet, Pangasinan, and Tarlac, to finish in Pampanga. With over 2,000 service stations nationwide, Petron is the ideal strategic partner for this event, as participants are assured of their fuel requirements through the entire run. Four of the five checkpoints will be at Petron service stations.

For Petron, the endurance run is the perfect ground to prove their fuels and lubricants, particularly the new Petron Blaze 100 Euro 5 gasoline, the first Euro 5 standard fuel in the country. The Petron Blaze 100 Euro 5 contains significantly less sulfur and is 500% cleaner than standard Euro 4 fuels. It delivers optimal power and acceleration due to extremely high octane and performance additives; exceptional engine cleanliness because of its high quality base fuel and fully synthetic detergent additives; better fuel economy due to its friction modifier and combustion improver additives; and lower emissions and longer catalytic converter life.

Proceeds of the 12th BOSS Ironman Challenge 2017 will go to worthwhile advocacies in health care, education, and disaster relief. Some of the projects that have already benefited include clothes and educational materials to the municipality of Balbasan, Kalinga Apayao; refurbished computers, raincoats and slippers in Besao, Mt. Province; medical and dental missions at Bulacao, Mindoro Oriental; San Mateo, Rizal; Calauan, Laguna; Botolan, Zambales; Catbalogan, Samar; San Miguel, Bulacan; Santa Maria, Bulacan; Abatan, Mt. Province, among others; and relief assistance during various calamities.

The BMW BOSS Club is the only motorcycle club in the Philippines recognized by the BMW International Council.