The 3-month qualifying rounds for a spot in the Toyota GR Supra GT Cup Philippine team have now come to an end and three champions have prevailed. The Philippine team will be racing against fellow champions of Singapore, Malaysia, Singapore, and India this October 25.
The three champions representing the Philippines include Lance Padilla, Jose Altoveros, and Terence Lallave.
Businessman and Social Media Influencer Terence Lallave
Terence Lallave is not a new name in the virtual racing game. In fact, he was part of the Philippine team in the 2015 Nissan GT Academy mentored and judged by Filipino racer Marlon Stockinger. He is a 35-year-old businessman and social media influencer from Quezon City who won the final round.
Aircraft Mechanic and Businessman Lance Padilla
The youngest among the three, 24-year-old Lance Padilla was a consistent podium finisher in the qualifying rounds but was never in the first place. He is an aircraft mechanic and a businessman who has been long waiting for a chance to showcase his skills in Gran Turismo.
Writer and Photographer Jose Altoveros
Last but not the least, Jose Altoveros is a 25-year-old writer and photographer from Quezon City. Last year, Altoveros managed to be the first placer at the 2019 Vios Racing Festival’s Autocross Challenge.
Aside from the three champions, TMP also recognized the winner for the Celebrity/Influencer class Reph Bangsil, who is also a host here at Philkotse.com, and Junior Class winner Rusell Cabrera.
TMP president Atsuhiro Okamoto (2nd from left) with (L-R) Lance Padilla, Jose Altoveros, and Terence Lallave
“We are very thankful for the passion and enthusiasm that Filipino gamers and e-motorsports fans have shown during the course of our inaugural GR Supra GT Cup Asia Philippines,” said Sherwin Chualim, first vice president vehicles sales operations of TMP.
“We expect our champions to do their best to represent us well in the Asian Regional Round. We will continuously support them, and hopefully, their success inspires a lot more Filipino racers to pursue this sport that we really can excel in,” Chualim added.
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