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TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Vios Cup 2021 Season Concludes In High Gear

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Vios Cup 2021 Season Concludes In High Gear

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TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Vios Cup concluded this year’s season with an action-packed finale weekend.

49 racers gathered at the Clark International Speedway last November 6 to join the third and final leg of Toyota Motor Philippines’ premier motorsports program’s 2021 edition. The race weekend proved to be this season’s climax with thrilling developments and some new names entering the top spots.

“Today marks another milestone for the country’s premier motorsports program. We are at the homestretch — the final leg of this year’s races,” TMP President Atsuhiro Okamoto said during the opening program “We have championed over many obstacles to bring the TGR Vios Cup back. And we couldn’t have done this without all of you. On behalf of Toyota Motor Philippines and all our partners, I would like to thank you for your continued support and participation this season,” he continued.

The final leg comprises 3 Circuit Championship race classes – Super Sporting, Sporting, and Promotional with 6, 7, and 17 racers respectively for each class; and the Autocross Challenge with media, celebrities, and influencers as participants.

The double points ruling for the last two races of the Circuit Championship gave racers the chance to zoom ahead of the previous leg’s winners. The defending winners of the second leg put the pedal to the metal to go on full competition mode to secure the championship title.

Racers pushed the limit of grip, with Team Asiatel – OTR Racing Team racer, Jason Lao grabbing the win for the Promotional Class for Race 8. Meanwhile, Eagle Cement Racing Team racer Jacob Ang dominated the Sporting Class while Pauland Dumlao took the top podium spot again for the Super Sporting Class.

Racers Troy Montero, Joaquin Garrido, and Estefano Rivera took the spotlight in their respective classes for the final race of the season.

The match concluded with social media personality Jules Aquino claiming the championship title in the Celebrities and Influencers class, with Arron Villaflor and Lexi Mendiola following as second and third placers, respectively. In the Media class, Jose Altoveros ultimately bested the other racers, followed by Enzo Delos Reyes and Paolo De Borja as the second and third placers.

See the complete list of winners of the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Vios Cup Autocross Challenge & Circuit Championship below:

 

CIRCUIT CHAMPIONSHIP RACE 7

Rank Name Team
1 Jiro Garbes JBT Racing / Toyota San Fernando
2 Jason Lao Team Asiatel – OTR Racing Team
3 Troy Montero Team TOYOTA GAZOO Racing PH

Sporting Class

Rank Name Team
1 Jacob Ang Eagle Cement Racing Team
2 Inigo Anton Toyota North EDSA – Obengers Racing Team
3 Darrel Garbes JBT Racing / Toyota San Fernando

Super Sporting Class

Rank Name Team
1 Pauland Dumlao JBT Racing / Toyota San Fernando
2 Estefano Rivera Toyota Balintawak – Obengers Racing Team
3 Red Diwa JBT Racing / Toyota Isabela

 

CIRCUIT CHAMPIONSHIP RACE 8

 

Promotional Class

Rank Name Team
1 Jason Lao Team Asiatel – OTR Racing Team
2 Jiro Garbes JBT Racing / Toyota San Fernando
3 Troy Montero Team TOYOTA GAZOO Racing PH

 

Sporting Class

Rank Name Team
1 Jacob Ang Eagle Cement Racing Team
2 Joaquin Garrido Toyota Otis – Obengers Racing Team
3  Inigo Anton Toyota North EDSA – Obengers Racing Team

Super Sporting Class

Rank Name Team
1 Pauland Dumlao JBT Racing / Toyota San Fernando
2 Estefano Rivera Toyota Balintawak – Obengers Racing Team
3 Red Diwa JBT Racing / Toyota Isabela

 

CIRCUIT CHAMPIONSHIP RACE 9

 

Promotional Class

Rank Name Team
1 Troy Montero Team TOYOTA GAZOO Racing PH
2 Alain Alzona Alzona Racing – Toyota General Santos
3  Jiro Garbes JBT Racing / Toyota San Fernando

 

Sporting Class

Rank Name Team
1 Joaquin Garrido Toyota Otis – Obengers Racing Team
2 Inigo Anton Toyota North EDSA – Obengers Racing Team
3 Jacob Ang Eagle Cement Racing Team

Super Sporting Class

Rank Name Team
1 Estefano Rivera Toyota Balintawak – Obengers Racing Team
2  Gerard Loy R Racing / Toyota Dagupan
3  Bryan Co R Racing / Toyota Dagupan

 

AUTOCROSS CHALLENGE

 

Media Class

Rank Name Team
1 Jose Altoveros Autoindustriya.com
2 Enzo Delos Reyes Philippine Star / 2.O Magazine
3 Paolo De Borja C! Magazine

Celebrity/Influencers Class

Rank Name Team
1 Jules Aquino Team TOYOTA GAZOO Racing PH
2 Arron Villaflor Team TOYOTA GAZOO Racing PH
3 Lexi Mendiola Team TOYOTA GAZOO Racing PH

Motorsports enthusiasts shared in the excitement over livestream. After hitting the brakes in 2020 because of the pandemic, Toyota’s big return to the race tracks reaffirms the company’s waku-doki spirit. Watch out for the Vios Cup’s next heart-pumping season for even more engine-revving excitement. Catch the action again during the final leg of this year’s Vios Cup on TMP’s official Facebook and YouTube channels – Toyota Motor Philippines and Toyota Gazoo Racing PH.

The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Vios Cup 2021 was organized in cooperation with Bridgestone, official fuel partner Petron, supported by Motul. Other sponsors are Brembo, Denso, AVT, 3M, OMP, Tuason Racing and ROTA.

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