BYD Philippines made its local motorsport debut with the F0 mini hatchback last weekend in the Circuit Showdown Philippine Micro Series at the Batangas Racing Circuit. The race-prepped F0 mini hatchback finished second and was driven by car enthusiast, businessman and DJ Keith Bryan Haw, who is a close friend of BYD PH Managing Director Mark Tieng.
Th 1.0-liter three-cylinder BYD 371QA powered F0 consistently clocked 2 minute 14 second laps in 10 lap sprint race on the full track of the circuit. Haw fought a close race against Circuit Showdown veteran Marc Thomann who piloted a Toyota Wigo.
"My main objective was to finish the race and stay out of trouble on the track. I was so close to Thomann, but the Grid D cars kept getting in the way. I didn’t want to make a mistake and end up spinning out so, I just kept my pace," said Haw.
"I'm happy with second place as this is our first time to join the race . We just wanted to have fun and support Philippine Motorsports. It was one adrenalin-pumping race as the cars were fighting bumper-to-bumper from start to finish. The results prove that the BYD F0 can dish it out with any of the other cars on the grid," said Tieng.
The BYD PH Racing Team is supported by 12 Monkeys, Advance Paper, AutoIndustriya.com, Auto Junction, DPE Wheels, Eneos, Jack TV, Linde Werdelin, and Solar Sports.