Bringing the race closer – Manila bulletin


The action continues in stage 2 of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup

Toyota Motor Philippines is bringing the excitement back to the race track with the recent second leg of its premier motorsport program, the Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup. The event was made more exciting by the surprise appearance of the new models Gazoo Racing, Toyota Hilux GR-S and Toyota Fortuner GR-S, both of which will launch on October 23.

Originally scheduled for September, the second race weekend has been moved to October 16 to prioritize the safety of its partners and participants. Racing enthusiasts were able to enjoy the heart action at home via the live broadcast on Toyota Motor Philippines’ Facebook channel.

“Thousands of motorsport fans like you joined us online last July, making the return of the Vios Cup a safe and successful comeback. With more than 48 runners, we have shaken up the roadblocks of this pandemic. And now we’re back, ready for more thrilling track action, ”TMP President Atsuhiro Okamoto said during the opening ceremonies. “We are delighted to be racing again at Clark International Speedway with the reliable Filipino-made Vios.” He continued.

A total of 49 riders took part in the race, including 25 in the Circuit Championship and 24 in the Autocross Challenge. Jether Miole, winner of the 2021 GR GT Cup promotional class overall, also joined in the fun on the tracks, competing against other racers in the Autocross Challenge and experiencing waku-doki on a real speedway.

“This feeling of getting on the wheel, on the track for the first time after being used to racing simulations, is very exciting. And at the end of the event, suddenly you’ll want more, ”Jether shares after completing his very first Autocross weekend.

Both veteran and newbie racing enthusiasts joined the Promotional, Sporting and Super Sporting categories of the Circuit Championship, with Julia Delos Angeles winning both of the top three Promotional Class prizes, while Royce Sarmiento took first place in the final race.

“This stage, I really concentrated and I did everything I could to be more competitive. I have allowed more time to train, and whenever I can’t be physically on the track, I always try to imagine and train remotely through my on-board videos. Compared to the previous stage, I think the main difference is that I stopped pushing myself too hard and just had fun, ”said Julia as she shared her winning strategy and the lessons from the July race. .

Meanwhile, Inigo Anton and Julian Tang dominated the sport class as constant top 3 contenders. Jacob Ang is also a familiar face on the sport class podium, but his place was taken by Joaquin Garrido during the race 6. Vios Cup veterans Estefano Rivera, Bryan Co, Gerard Loy, Red Diwa and Pauland Dumlao keep the Super Sporting Class exciting. as they take turns in the Top-3, with Rivera as the regular podium usher.

“I think my performance was very good, not just for me but for our whole team. Our winning strategy was to make sure our car was 100% ready for the entire race week so that we were competitive, ”said Rivera, sharing the vital role his team and his car play for his victory this weekend. . “I hope that I am looking for the same results in the next step so that we can also win the general championship and the team championship.” he keeps on.

For the Autocross Challenge, social media influencer Jules Aquino was hailed as the Celebrity and Influencer category champion, with newcomer Enzo Pineda in second and radio personality Gino Quillamor in third. Jose Altoveros of Autoindustriya.com won the trophy in the Media category, followed by Brian Dacanay (Tier 1) and Paolo De Borja (C! Magazine).

Relive this weekend’s action on the official TMP – Toyota Motor Philippines and Toyota Gazoo Racing PH Facebook and Youtube channels.

The thrilling thrill never stops as your favorite Team Toyota Gazoo Racing PH racers head to the next race weekend! Join us for the final stop of the season on November 6th.

The 2021 Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup was organized in cooperation with Bridgestone, Petron official fuel partner, supported by Motul. The other sponsors are Brembo, Denso, AVT, 3M, OMP, Tuason Racing and Rota.


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