Multi-award-winning off-roader Tonton Dungca to represent Maxxis Tires at RFC Philippines 2022


Off-road driving in the Philippines is an exciting experience. Can you imagine braving terrain that only a few have conquered and maneuvered? Nothing beats the perfect off-road conditions of the Philippines: harsh terrain conditions, steep launch angles and adrenaline rush from the weather.

For award-winning driver Edison “Tonton” Dungca, off-road racing has always been his passion. It was his father who sparked his interest in 4×4 off-road driving when he was just 16 years old. Twenty-five years later, he finds himself competing in numerous off-road races around the world. “It wasn’t as competitive back then as it is now, but getting off the beaten track, whether it’s dirt, rocks, sand or mud, has always thrilled me,” said said Dungca, 2019 Borneo Safari Qualifier champion. He was also recognized as the Golden Wheel Award Driver of the Year for 2013 and 2014, in addition to being the Automobile Association of the Philippines Driver of the Year for 2018.

Dungca has competed in every off-road competition since 2009. With his skills and years of experience, he will conquer this year’s Rainforest Challenge (RFC) Philippines, representing Maxxis, a brand he has trusted since he started off-road racing.

“Driving off-road in muddy and sometimes loose terrain on hard terrain is an added challenge. But to be able to improve off-road stability and performance, a driver must have unrivaled skills complemented by premium tires to unlock their potential,” Dungca explained.

This year, the versatile Trepador tires from Maxxis will bring Dungca closer to the finish line. And amid various challenging terrains and extreme riding conditions, Dungca is now ready to conquer the wilder side of the Philippines, just like how the MAXXIS Trepador helped Jim Marsden win the 2019 Ulltra4 European Championship.

MAXXIS TREPADOR: The choice of champions

The Trepador M8060 is an extreme 4×4 off-road tire, proven in a large number of international championships. It is extremely resistant to punctures, thanks to its high tension nylon and composite belt which also acts as a reinforcement for extreme “descent” capacity and stability at very high speeds. It offers excellent traction on and off road thanks to its unique arrangement of tread elements which creates a uniform and larger contact patch.

The tyre, which is perfect for muddy terrain, has a rugged bias-ply construction known for its excellent durability and tread flexibility. Feel the grip from all angles with its sidewall bite points that maintain and improve contact in tough off-road and rocky terrain.

If you’re worried about driving it on the roads, don’t worry because it’s DOT approved and recommended for vehicles with a top speed of 100 MPH.

Designed to conquer off-road terrain with ease, the Trepador M8060 is the championship-winning tire of 2019 European Ultra4 Champion Jim Marsden.

“When you’re racing in the most extreme off-road races in the world, you need a tire that performs, and for me, that’s the Maxxis Trepador. Its aggressive, multi-studded tread pattern works well at high speeds and in harsh environments,” Marsden said.

TREPADOR M9060: Bringing uncompromising safety and endurance

Meanwhile, the Trepador M9060 is reliable on all types of terrain, whether wet or dry. Also known as Mud Trepador, the tire is designed to resist punctures, handle low air pressure, improve off-road stability and handling, and provide strong traction on all types of terrain for off-road performance. superior. It is perfect for unpaved roads and off-road trails as it offers sporty traction and endurance without ever compromising on safety.

Just like the M8060, the Trepador M9060 features a nylon and composite belt that reinforces the construction of the tire, which greatly improves puncture resistance and extends tread life. The tire is an off-road warrior with its offset shoulder pattern providing better grip even if you are on a tough muddy track or rocky terrain. And with its unique tread design, you’re guaranteed consistent tread contact, even for rock-solid handling.

When it comes to off-road tires, Maxxis is unlike any other, says Dungca. Both tires are sure to provide riders with safety, performance, value and grip no matter the off-road conditions. And because Maxxis can deliver truly premium products, nothing can handle the tough life of a 4×4 than these two off-road beasts.

Maxxis Trepador tires are available at select dealers nationwide. To visit to choose a reseller closest to you!


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