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TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Vios Cup kicks off 2022 Season

As Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) launched the Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Vios Cup 2022 season, thrills and adrenaline ruled the racetracks. Veteran racers, famous people, and media personnel greeted fans returning to the stands at the Clark International Speedway (CIS) in Pampanga with a heart-pounding cheer.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Vios Cup

The joy was echoed by TMP President Mr. Atsuhiro Okamoto as he greeted racers and spectators at CIS.

“The TGR Vios Cup is how we honor our rapidly expanding racing community. We appreciate the Gazoo Racing spirit that our races and racing teams demonstrated, especially in these trying circumstances. stated Mr. Okamoto. “We hope that this year’s racing season will keep inspiring you to pursue your goals.”

Troy Montero, Daniel Matsunaga, and Fabio Ide, three Vios Cup legends, competed in the Circuit Championship once more in their One Make Race (OMR) Toyota Vios, which was ideal for the thrill and adrenaline of wheel-to-wheel racing. They were joined by young and fresh faces who accelerated in their respective classes.

The Super Sporting, Sporting, and Promotional classes were divided into three divisions for the Circuit Championship, and a total of 27 racers competed in all three classes. Celebrity Troy Montero from Toyota Gazoo Racing PH won the Sporting class, followed by Royce Sarmiento of RMS Cars Racing Team and Joaquin Garrido of Toyota Otis – Obengers Racing Team. The winners for the Super Sporting class were John Dizon of Obengers Team, Inigo Anton of Toyota North Edsa-Obengers Team, and Darryl de Leon of Toyota Marilao Obengers Team. Alain Alzona of Alzona Racing Team-Toyota Team General Santos took the top position in the promotional class, followed by Alan Placios and Ian Robles from Toyota Cebu.

The Autocross Challenge, meantime, sent racing lovers into a frenzy as celebrities, influencers, and media personnel displayed their speed and racing prowess by negotiating the uniquely constructed obstacle course. Newcomer Benedict Cua quickly gained popularity and even took first place on the podium for the Influencer Promotional Class. Gino Quillamor joined him as the winner of the Influencer Sporting Class. Jan Lacuna of Autoindustriya took home the prize for the Sporting Class in the media category, while Pablo Salapantan of YugaAuto won the Promotional Class.

This year, experienced and competent racers weren’t the only ones experiencing exhilaration. The champions of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Gran Turismo (GR GT) Cup were also present to put their virtual racing prowess to use on the circuits. These winners took part in the Autocross competition after enrolling in the Toyota Gazoo Racing Academy.

I’ve always loved racing and it’s such a thrilling experience for me to finally feel the rush of racing first-hand.” Russel Reyes, winner of the GT Cup Autocross Challenge, said. “And it’s an even more thrilling experience to win! This is definitely one of my best moments. Hoping to get another shot at real life racing again in the future.”

Here’s the complete list of winners in the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Vios Cup 2022 for the Autocross Challenge and Circuit Championship: 

PROMOTIONAL CLASS
RankNameTeam
1Alain Alzona Alzona Racing Team – Toyota Team General Santos 
2Alan Palacios Toyota Team Cebu 
3Ian Rosales Toyota Team Cebu 
SPORTING CLASS
RankNameTeam
1Troy Montero Toyota Gazoo Racing Team PH 
2Royce Sarmiento RMS Cars Racing Team 
3Joaquin Garrido Toyota Otis-Obengers Racing Team 
SUPER SPORTING CLASS
RankNameTeam
1John DizonObengers Racing Team
2Inigo AntonToyota North Edsa – Obengers Racing Team
3Daryl DeleonToyota Marilao – Obengers Team
MEDIA – PROMOTIONAL CLASS
RankNameTeam
1Pablo Salapantan YugaTech/YugaAuto 
2Siegwald Go C! Magazine 
3Mica Delos Reyes Philippine Star 
MEDIA – PROMOTIONAL CLASS
RankNameTeam
1Jan Lacuna Autoindustriya 
2Roy Robles Zigwheels 
3Kevin Francisco The Modern Creatures 
INFLUENCERS – PROMOTIONAL CLASS
RankName
1Benedict Cua
2Carla Lizardo
3Miggy Romulo
INFLUENCERS – ADVANCED CLASS
RankName
1Gino Quillamor
2Jules Aquino
3Lexi Mendiola

GR GT CUP

PROMOTIONAL CLASS
RankName
1Christopher Tejada
2Matthew Ang
3Chino Asence

GR GT CUP

SPORTING CLASS
RankName
1Estefano Rivera
2Russel Reyes
3Jether Miole

GR GT CUP AUTOCROSS CHALLEGE

RankName
1Russel Reyes
2Luis Moreno
3Mark Elmar

TMP has worked to improve the nation’s motorsports sector throughout the years by giving everyone access to a more open and welcoming platform. So, if you plan to attend Legs 2 and 3 of the TGR Vios Cup in August and November, respectively, do not miss them.

The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Vios Cup is sponsored by Brembo, Denso, OMP, Tuason Racing, AVT, 3M, ROTA, myTOYOTA Wallet, and Kinto One. It is conducted in collaboration with Bridgestone and Petron.

Tito Raffy

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