Returning back-to-back champion of the previous 2 Rounds, Terence Lallave once again dominated the timesheets for day 1 of the 3rd GT5 Challenge at the Manila Auto Salon at SMX.

Driving a high performance Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG on the challenging Laguna Seca Raceway, Lallave topped the timesheets with a time of 1:33.519.

Professional Drift driver Gio Rodriguez gave a resurgent performance against the quick lap time set by Lallave at the end of Day 1, clocking in at 1:34.442.

In 3rd place was GT5 Challenge veteran Gerhart Santos who completed a lap in 1:35.986, while rounding out the top 4 was Huebert Lim with a time of 1:36.036.

The Top 4 finalists from Day 1 will be called back on Sunday, December 2 for the battle tournament to once again decide the Champion of the 3rd GT5 Challenge.

The GT5 Challenge at the 2012 Manila Auto Salon is officially timed by Casio Edifice, powered by PLDT myDSL and brought to you by Lexus Manila, CATS Motors for Mercedes-Benz, MINI Philippines, Motor Image Pilipinas for Subaru, Sony Philippines, Motul, Mothers, VHT, Remixx Clothing, DPE Wheels and Virtual Racing Rentals.