|Mad Dog Philippines, advocate of Motorcycle Freedom on Philippine Highways|
Oil industry leader Petron Corporation was among the organizers of the 2021 Highway Run held on October 2 to celebrate 14 years of big bikes with engine displacements of at least 400cc being allowed on expressways.
The commemorative event was initiated by the Mad Dog Motorcycle Club, which spearheaded the advocacy to open up the Philippine toll roads to large displacement motorcycles. The petition was granted on September 28, 2007, by the Toll RegulatoryBoard with the Department of Transportation and Communication. Between 6AM and 10AM on Saturday, October 2, motorcycle clubs gathered at two venues — at Petron San Pedro Laguna on the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), and at Petron Pura Tarlac along the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX). Over 500 riders convened at the designated Petron SLEX station, while around 100 riders dropped in at the TPLEX venue. All participants received commemorative Limited Edition Highway Run stickers.
|Mad Dog Club President Dustin Andaya with fellow participants|
Another highlight of the event was a special promotion, where eligible riders were able to avail of 3-liters Petron Sprint 4T Fully Synthetic Motorcycle Engine Oil. Understanding that motorcycle engines operate at higher engine speeds, have higher power output, and require lower oil volume, the range of Petron Sprint 4T Engine Oils are specially formulated to calm your engine. In particular, the Petron Sprint 4T Fully Synthetic Motorcycle Engine Oil (SAE 10W- 40) provides outstanding protection against wear and corrosion, gives superior engine cleanliness for engine performance, has exceptional shear stability to resist oil thinning and breakdown, and has excellent friction characteristics for clutch performance. As a top-tier engine oil specially formulated for modern, high-performance motorcycles under extreme driving conditions, the Petron Sprint 4T Fully Synthetic Motorcycle Engine Oil is most suitable for the powerful performance machines favored by big bikers.
According to Mad Dog president Dustin Andaya, "Petron is the perfect meeting place to celebrate the annual Highway Run. Comfortable restaurants, stores, and facilities make it a favorite take-off point and stopover for many motorcyclists. On top of that, their gasoline and motor oil products are a popular choice for many motorists looking for higher performance from their engines."
Among the celebrities spotted at the 2021 Highway Run was television host Kim Atienza, known to be an avid bike enthusiast. In addition to the Mad Dog Motorcycle Club and Petron Corporation, the 2021 Highway Run also received support from BMW Motorrad and SMC Infrastructure.