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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.

A total of 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 2021 edition. The race weekend proved to be this season’s climax with thrilling developments and 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.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Vios Cup 2021 Finale

Starting the weekend with a competitive stride, Jiro Garbes, Jacob Ang and Pauland Dumlao are the top podium placers in their respective race classes for Race 7.

7 and 8 Super Sporting
Race 7 Sporting
Race 8 Promotional
Race 8 Sporting

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. 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.

Race 9 Promotional
Race 9 Sporting
Race 9 Super Sporting

The thrill continued in the Autocross Challenge with a higher difficulty level during the final run. Racers brought their A game maneuvering through more obstacles compared to the previous legs while tackling a different area of the track.

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

RankNameTeam
1Jiro GarbesJBT Racing / Toyota San Fernando
2Jason LaoTeam Asiatel – OTR Racing Team
3Troy MonteroTeam TOYOTA GAZOO Racing PH
Sporting Class
RankNameTeam
1Jacob AngEagle Cement Racing Team
2Inigo AntonToyota North EDSA – Obengers Racing Team
3Darrel GarbesJBT Racing / Toyota San Fernando
Super Sporting Class
RankNameTeam
1Pauland DumlaoJBT Racing / Toyota San Fernando
2Estefano RiveraToyota Balintawak – Obengers Racing Team
3Red DiwaJBT Racing / Toyota Isabela

Circuit Championship Race 8

Promotional Class
RankNameTeam
1Jason LaoTeam Asiatel – OTR Racing Team
2Jiro GarbesJBT Racing / Toyota San Fernando
3Troy MonteroTeam TOYOTA GAZOO Racing PH
Sporting Class
RankNameTeam
1Jacob AngEagle Cement Racing Team
2Joaquin GarridoToyota Otis – Obengers Racing Team
3 Inigo AntonToyota North EDSA – Obengers Racing Team
Super Sporting Class
RankNameTeam
1Pauland DumlaoJBT Racing / Toyota San Fernando
2Estefano RiveraToyota Balintawak – Obengers Racing Team
3Red DiwaJBT Racing / Toyota Isabela

Circuit Championship Race 9

Promotional Class
RankNameTeam
1Troy MonteroTeam TOYOTA GAZOO Racing PH
2Alain AlzonaAlzona Racing – Toyota General Santos
3 Jiro GarbesJBT Racing / Toyota San Fernando
Sporting Class
RankNameTeam
1Joaquin GarridoToyota Otis – Obengers Racing Team
2Inigo AntonToyota North EDSA – Obengers Racing Team
3Jacob AngEagle Cement Racing Team
Super Sporting Class
RankNameTeam
1Estefano RiveraToyota Balintawak – Obengers Racing Team
2 Gerard LoyR Racing / Toyota Dagupan
3 Bryan CoR Racing / Toyota Dagupan

Autocross Challenge

Media Class
RankNameTeam
1Jose AltoverosAutoindustriya.com
2Enzo Delos ReyesPhilippine Star / 2.O Magazine
3Paolo De BorjaC! Magazine
Celebrity/Influencers Class
RankNameTeam
1Jules AquinoTeam TOYOTA GAZOO Racing PH
2Arron VillaflorTeam TOYOTA GAZOO Racing PH
3Lexi MendiolaTeam 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 and supported by Motul. Other sponsors are Brembo, Denso, AVT, 3M, OMP, Tuason Racing and ROTA.

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