Team TSF's Oliver Matias bags maiden win in Vios Cup 2016

Team TSF's Oliver Matias bags maiden win in Vios Cup 2016 image

Text: / Photos: Kelvin Christian Go | posted September 20, 2016 14:14

Podium finishes for Toyota San Fernando drivers

Oliver Matias continues his strong performance in Vios Cup 2016 by clinching his first career win in the most recent round in Clark. Toyota San Fernando Sporting Class drivers also posted strong results during the round with Ton Ramos and Steve Bicknell finishing in the top five.

 Team TSF's Oliver Matias bags first win in Vios Cup

Oliver started the weekend on a high note by qualifying second for race day. In race 5, Matias had a strong start, briefly leading the race until eventually finishing in second, Oliver's first podium of the season. His momentum would carry over to the next race and, with his second place finish, would start on the front row of the grid in race 6. After a few tense moments on track, Oliver was able to charge his way to the front after a few laps of fighting for the lead. Despite a 20 kilogram ballast, Oliver took advantage of running clean air in front and drove away with the lead. Matias would cruise to his first win in Vios Cup. Newcomer Darrel Garbes also had solid weekend as the first-timer posted competitive lap times throughout the round.

 Team TSF's Oliver Matias bags first win in Vios Cup

The series of firsts would continue in the Sporting Class. After coming close to his first podium during the Filinvest round, Ton Ramos finished the first race of the day in fifth. Steve Bicknell was right behind him, giving Toyota San Fernando strong results in the Sporting Class. In race 6, it would be Steve Bicknell in the top five, continuing his strong run this season. As for Paolo Rodriguez, he was unable to get a podium for the weekend but is looking to bounce back in the final round.

 Team TSF's Oliver Matias bags first win in Vios Cup

In the Super Sporting Class, Pauland Dumlao was able to gain points by finishing eighth in the first race.

Team Toyota San Fernando Racing is composed of team managers Raffy David and Terence Lallave, race and technical director Jeff de Leon, Team coaches Tetsuya Omura, Kunihiro Iwatsuki, the teams mechanics and drivers Pauland Dumlao, Ton Ramos, Paolo Rodriguez, Oliver Matias, Darrel Garbes and Steve Bicknell.

Team Toyota San Fernando is powered by, Fixstop Auto Service,, Sonax, PIAA, 602PTG, Forcedspeed, Toptul, Toncars, Barneys Burgers, Primetime Creatives, Grundstein, along with friends and families supporting the team.