2021 Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup Leg 2 resumes after postponement

Updated Oct 21, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It was delayed due to the recent COVID-19 surge.

After getting postponed due to the COVID-19 surge, the 2021 Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup has now resumed for its second leg. Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) continued the format of the race event which includes circuit championships races with three classes, and Autocross Challenge for the Media and Celebrity/Influencer Classes.

Toyota Vios at 2021 Vios Cup

The 2021 Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup is back

To further heighten the comeback of the race, TMP surprised viewers with the appearance of the new Toyota Gazoo Racing models, namely the Toyota Fortuner GR-S and Toyota Hilux GR-S. These two new models will be joining the Toyota Vios GR-S as the GR models available in the local lineup.

“Thousands of motorsports fans like you joined us online last July, making the return of the Vios Cup a safe and successful one. With more than 48 racers, we challenged the roadblocks of this pandemic. And now we are back, ready for more thrilling action,” said TMP President Atsuhiro Okamoto.

2021 Toyota Vios Cup panel

The race was delayed due to the recent COVID-19 surge

In the Promotional Class, Julia Delos Santos of TSJ – Obengers Racing Team showed up with two out of three awards. Royce Sarmiento took the top spot for the last or sixth race. Meanwhile, Inigo Anton and Julian Tang were consistent top 3 contenders in the Sporting Class, with Jacob Ang topping in the Race 4.

The Vios Cup veterans go head-to-head in the Super Sporting Class. Estefano Rivera, Bryan Co, Gerard Loy, Red Diwa, and Pauland Dumilao took turns at the Top 3. But Estefano Rivera won Race 5 and 6 while managing to get second place in Race 4.

Celebrity/Influencer Podium at the 2021 Vios Cup

Celebrity/Influencer Podium

As for the Autocross Challenge, Jose Altoveros of Autoindustriya.com finished at the top spot in the Media Class, followed by Brian Dacanay of Tier 1 in second, and Paolo De Borja of C! Magazine in third. Moreover, Jules Aquino was the champion for the Celebrities/Influencers Class. Enzo Pineda came in second, while Gino Quillamor is the third placer.

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

Circuit Championship Race 4

Promotional Class

Rank

Name

Team

1

Julia Delos Angeles

TSJ – Obengers Racing Team

2

Fabio Ide

Team TOYOTA GAZOO Racing PH

3

Jiro Garbes

JBT Racing/Toyota San Fernando

 

Sporting Class

Rank

Name

Team

1

Jacob Ang

EagleCement Racing Team

2

Inigo Anton

Toyota North EDSA – Obengers Racing Team

3

Julian Tang

Toyota Marilao – Obengers Racing Team

 

Super Sporting Class

Rank

Name

Team

1

Red Diwa

JBT Racing/Toyota Isabela

2

Estefano Rivera

Toyota Balintawak – Obengers Racing Team

3

Bryan Co

R Racing/Toyota Dagupan

Circuit Championship Race 5

Promotional Class

Rank

Name

Team

1

Julia Delos Angeles

TSJ – Obengers Racing Team

2

Maila Alivia

JBT Racing/Toyota Isabela

3

Jiro Garbes

JBT Racing/Toyota San Fernando

 

Sporting Class

Rank

Name

Team

1

Inigo Anton

Toyota North EDSA – Obengers Racing Team

2

Julian Tang

Toyota Marilao – Obengers Racing Team

3

Jacob Ang

EagleCement Racing Team

 

Super Sporting Class

Rank

Name

Team

1

Estefano Rivera

Toyota Balintawak – Obengers Racing Team

2

Pauland Dumlao

JBT Racing/Toyota San Fernando

3

Gerard Loy

R Racing/Toyota Dagupan

Circuit Championship Race 6

Promotional Class

Rank

Name

Team

1

Royce Sarmiento

RMS Cars Racing Team

2

Maila Alivia

JBT Racing/Toyota Isabela

3

Jiro Garbes

JBT Racing/Toyota San Fernando

 

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

Bryan Co

R Racing/Toyota Dagupan

Autocross Challenge

Media Class

Rank

Name

Team

1

Jose Altoveros

Autoindustriya.com

2

Brian Dacanay

Tier 1

3

Paolo De Borja

C! Magazine

 

Celebrity/Influencers Class

Rank

Name

Team

1

Jules Aquino

Team TOYOTA GAZOO Racing PH

2

Enzo Pineda

Team TOYOTA GAZOO Racing PH

3

Gino Quillamor

Team TOYOTA GAZOO Racing PH

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