Round 1 results of 2021 Toyota GR Vios Cup

Updated Jul 14, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It was held at Clark International Speedway.

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) launched this year’s season of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup that was postponed for months due to restrictions brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic.

2021 Toyota GR Vios Cup Race

Toyota Motor Philippines waves the green flag for the 2021 Vios Cup

The 2021 Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup was held at the Clark International Speedway in Pampanga last July 9 and 10. Joining the action-packed event were 24 Circuit racers across three race classes, namely the Promotional, Sporting, and Super Sporting. Media partners, celebrities, and influencers also participated in the tournament under the Autocross Challenge. All of the participants pitted or raced onboard a Toyota Vios.

Maila Alivia and Jiro Garbes of the Promotional Class dominated two out of three races, while celebrity racers such as Troy Montero and Fabio Ide managed to show up at the podium under the same class. Meanwhile, the Sporting Class hails Inigo Anton and Julian Tang as consistent top finishers in the competition.

2021 Toyota GR Vios Cup

Deserving winners get prizes

For the Super Sporting Class, Gerard Loy is the consistent podium placer, with Estefano Rivera and Red Diwa just trailing him. And as for the Autocross Challenge, Alex Diaz came out at the top in the Celebrity Class, while Jose Altoveros of Autoindustry.com leads the way in the Media Class.

TMP is not allowing any spectators at the Clark International Speedway for safety reasons. But interested individuals may catch the racing event’s second and third leg happening on September 11 and November 6 virtually, respectively.

“Toyota Gazoo Racing is all about pushing the limits for the better. We had to hit the brakes due to the pandemic last, but now we are back with an even more exciting race,” remarked TMP President Atsuhiro Okamoto during the opening ceremonies.

“So here we are today at the Clark International Speedway, returning with the ever-reliable Vios. This Filipino-made car is really fun to drive on the daily and at the tracks. With hope for better days ahead and maximum safety protocols, we move forward and race on,” added Okamoto.

20201 Toyota GR Vios Cup celebrities

Filipino celebrities showed up at the race day

Here is the list of the first leg winners of the 2021 Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup:

Circuit Championship Race 1

Promotional Class

Rank

Name

Team

1

Maila Alivia

JBT Racing / Toyota Isabela

2

Jiro Garbes

JBT Racing / Toyota San Fernando

3

Julia Delos Angeles

TSJ – Obengers Racing Team

 

Sporting Class

Rank

Name

Team

1

Inigo Anton

Toyota North EDSA – Obengers Racing Team

2

Julian Tang

Toyota Marilao – Obengers Racing Team

3

Joaquin Garrido

Toyota Otis – Obengers Racing Team

 

Super Sporting Class

Rank

Name

Team

1

Estefano Rivera

Toyota Balintawak – Obengers Racing Team

2

Gerard Loy

R Racing / Toyota Dagupan

3

Red Diwa

JBT Racing / Toyota Isabela

 

Circuit Championship Race 2

Promotional Class

Rank

Name

Team

1

Troy Montero

Team Toyota Gazoo Racing PH

2

Maila Alivia

JBT Racing / Toyota Isabela

3

Jason Lao

OTR Racing Team

 

Sporting Class

Rank

Name

Team

1

Julian Tang

Toyota Marilao – Obengers 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

Gerard Loy

R Racing / Toyota Dagupan

2

Red Diwa

JBT Racing / Toyota Isabela

3

Estefano Rivera

Toyota Balintawak – Obengers Racing Team

 

Circuit Championship Race 3

Promotional Class

Rank

Name

Team

1

Jiro Garbes

JBT Racing / Toyota San Fernando

2

Fabio Ide

Team Toyota Gazoo Racing PH

3

Royce Sarmiento

RMS Cars Racing Team

 

Sporting Class

Rank

Name

Team

1

Inigo Anton

Toyota North EDSA – Obengers Racing Team

2

Jacob Ang

Eagle Cement Racing Team

3

Julian Tang

Toyota Marilao – Obengers Racing Team

 

Super Sporting Class

Rank

Name

Team

1

Gerard Loy

R Racing / Toyota Dagupan

2

Bryan Co

FILA Make A Wish Obengers Racing Team

3

Marc Soong

R Racing / Toyota Dagupan

 

Autocross Challenge

Media Class

Rank

Name

Team

1

Jose Altoveros

Autoindustry.com

2

Ian Magbanua

Top Gear Philippines

3

Inigo Roces

Manila Bulletin

 

Celebrity/Influencers Class

Rank

Name

Team

1

Alex Diaz

Team Toyota Gazoo Racing PH

2

John Manalo

Team Toyota Gazoo Racing PH

3

Jules Aquino

Team Toyota Gazoo Racing PH

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